Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Curry Attempt #1

Sister's Chicken Curry

4 slices bacon

¼ C sliced celery

¼ C chopped onion

1 garlic clove, minced

2 T flour
1 C milk
1 C water

½ C applesauce
3 T tomato paste
1 or 2 t curry powder **steph recommends 2t

2 chicken bouillon cubes (or 2 t bouillon granules)

2 to 3 C cubed cooked chicken
Cooked rice

Toppings: raisins, shredded coconut, green bell peppers

Directions: Cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1 T drippings. Remove baco
n from pan & set aside. Cook celery, onion, and garlic in reserved drippings. Blend in flour. Stir in milk, water, applesauce, tomato paste, curry, and bouillon. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in chicken and bacon. Heat through. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place in freezer bag. Label and freeze. **(frozen and reheated version is said to be just as good.)

To serve: Thaw in refrigerator (on a plate or in a bowl in case it leaks a little.) Place mixture into a pot and cook until heated through. Serve over rice
and pass toppings. The combo of tomato paste and applesauce looks a little icky in the cooking processes, but ends up tasting good.

Tips from the Sis: If you want to make the recipe a little bit cheaper, opt to add some cooked and cubed potatoes and less chicken. (won't taste as good frozen and heated though...)

My friend Karli and I went on this spicy adventure together. This recipe was very easy to make! It did not take much time at all. I chose to forgo the onions and celery, and bought pre-cooked bacon. Which made things much easier. (I was a little wary of frying something again after the Indonesian Banana smoke monster incident.)

This is one of my sister's recipes. This curry is very Indian in taste, as opposed to Thai curry. (which I actually prefer.) If you like Indian curry you might like this recipe. I'm not sure if I will make it again, I didn't absolutely love it, but the taste actually did grow on me after my first few bites. Perhaps I shouldn't have left out the onions and celery. But man I just really don't like either. While I absolutely love curry, I think that I will try a few other recipes before making this one again.

Happy Eating

1 comment:

  1. that's me, that's me!

    I absolutely loved the curry for anyone who wants a different opinion. The first round had a different taste to it, but once we added more curry it was delectable!