Mama's Bombass Chicken Curry

I must confess. I have an obsession for anything Indian, especially when it comes to Indian food. When eating out and given the decision to choose the place, I almost always opt for Indian food. If not Indian, then you can find me at a Thai restaurant, a sandwich shop with a twist, or ANYWHERE that sells boba boba boba drinks! Yum! I think I should make a list of my favorite SF bay area restaurants for a future post. If you can't tell by all my Yelp posts already, eating out and reviewing restaurants is a die-hard hobby of mines. Hahahaha...^_^;

This is my first time cooking chicken curry and it tasted soooooooooo bomb! I just had to call it Mama's Bombass Chicken Curry. :)

Mama's Bombass Chicken Curry

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:
4 tbsp oil (or enough to cover the entire bottom of your pot)
1 medium onion, minced
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp masala powder
1 tsp methi (fenugreek)
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin
1 chili pepper or 1 tbsp of hot sauce
3/4 cup water
4 boneless skinless chicken filets, cubed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp shredded cheese
*Additional water, as needed (or chicken stock or some liquid)
**This additional water could be milk or cream. This will give you a restaurant-like, creamy flavor.
Some of the ingredients

Directions:
1.) Finely chop your onion and garlic. Chop chicken into cube-sized pieces. 
2.) Add enough oil to coat the entire bottom of your pot. Heat up oil in a pot or pan. When hot, add in onion and stir until browned.
3.) Add in garlic, methi, masala, chili, tumeric, mustard seeds, cumin, and chili/hot sauce. (If your oil has dried out, add ~ 3/4 cup of water so that all your spices, onion and garlic doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan & so that you can get that sauce-like, curry consistency.)



After step 3, it should look something like this.

4.) Add in the cubed chicken, salt, pepper and simmer until your left with minimal liquid. Stir occasionally. (~10-15 minutes)
5.) Stir in cheese. Adjust spice to taste.
6.) Serve with brown rice or roti & enjoy!

Makes ~ 5 servings. 

Tada~! The finished product! 

This dish was very quick and easy to make! It's high in protein and if you serve it with some veggies and whole grains, you're bound to feel happily satisfied. :) It definitely did not take me more than 30 minutes to make and it was full of flavor! If you need a way to gauge how good this dish was, let's just say all my lovely roomies ate it all up. <3

In the words of my super awesome roommate Manisha, "...tastes just like my mom's curry." YAYYYY! :D

Nutrition Info (per serving): Calories 159.0 Total Fat 6.5 g Saturated Fat 1.6 g Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g Monounsaturated Fat 3.3 g Cholesterol 52.8 mg Sodium 524.3 mg Potassium 41.1 mg Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g Dietary Fiber 1.2 g Sugars 0.1 g Protein 21.3 g Vitamin A 9.3% Vitamin C 3.2%






Calorie counter used: http://www.sparkpeople.com/calorie-counter.asp

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