This is an easy Curry recipe, there are a lot of ingredients but once the spices are bought they last for ages or not depending if this becomes a regular. If you do not want to purchase all the spices just use a good quality Madras Curry Mix.
Indian Curry with Pilau Rice
- 350g approx of meat
- 2 onions finely chopped
- 3 or 4 cloves (more if you like the flavour)
- 2 Cardamom pods
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 4 cloves of crushed garlic or 4tsp of garlic granules
- 1 inch of ginger grated
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1tsp chilli powder
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes or half a dozen fresh tomatoes chopped
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 tbls oil
- Heat the oil in a large pan.
- Add Cloves, Cardamom Pods and Cumin Seeds fry for a minute or two.
- Add the onions and fry for 3-4 mins.
- Add the garlic and ginger and further fry for 2 mins stirring constantly.
- Add the coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and chili and fry for a couple of mins until the oils start to seep out.
- Add the meat and cover with the spices and fry until the meat is sealed.
- Add the tomatoes, salt and the turmeric and bring to the boil.
- Turn back the heat and simmer for around 45 mins until the meat has cooked through, longer if you are using beef or lamb.
- 2 cups of Basmati Rice
- 6 cloves
- 2 star anise or similar ie a nip of pernod or ouzo
- 4 Cardamom Pods
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 25g butter
- salt to taste
- 3 cups of water
- Melt the butter in a large pan.
- Add the rice and stir to coat.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir twice.
- Bring to the boil.
- Turn the heat down to minimum heat, cover and leave for 15 mins.
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