Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Mauritian Curry

This is another gorgeous recipe from the Mistress of Spice website! And so healthy!

I changed it a tiny bit and put extra veggies in. It can be modified as you see fit!

1kg chicken thighs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cm piece ginger, finely chopped or grated
3 - 4 teaspoons
Mistress of Spice Mauritian Massalé (can be purchased from spice stores of from the Mistress of Spice website)
4 large potatoes, cut into large dice
1 sweet potato chopped
2 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
Handfull green beans
1 red chilli, chopped
Salt to taste
Basmati rice
Greek Yoghurt

Start by heating oil in a large saucepan. Fry onions until lightly golden then add garlic and ginger and fry for a couple of minutes longer. Add the Mistress of Spice Mauritian Massalé and fry for a minute to release the aroma of the blend.

Add the meat, allow to brown stirring continually to coat the pieces well and increase the absorption of the flavours.

Add the tomatoes and potatoes, stir to coat with the spiced oil. Cover with water and allow to simmer for approximately 30-45 minutes, until the potatoes break up very easily and thicken the sauce.
About fifteen minutes before it is ready add the chilli and the beans. Add salt to taste. If the sauce is getting a dry, add a little water.

Serve with rice, pappadums and greek yoghurt.


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