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Pickle curry



4 portion(s)

  • 1 heaped tablespoon cumin seeds, whole
  • 4 centimetre Cinnamon bark
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 1-3 Dried red chillis, Use fewer and exclude seeds if you prefer less heat in the curry
  • 1/4 pumpkin, 2cm cubes with skin removed
  • 1 zuchinni
  • 1 carrot, large
  • 0.5 litres chicken stock or veg stock, Ideally low sodium
  • 600 g boneless chicken thighs, 2cm cubes
  • 1 Large Brown Onions, Peeled, cut into quarters
  • 3 cloves garlic, Peeled
  • 4 centimetres ginger, Peeled
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 heaped tablespoons Tamarind Pickle, Or substitute with any Indian pickle or spiced chutney
  • 2 heaped tablespoons rice flour, Or substitute with corn flour or arrowroot

Recipe's preparation

    Roasting spices
  1. Place cumin, cardamom, cinnamon and chilli in the TM bowl.     

    Set on Varoma temp Gentle stir setting for 3 minutes

    Remove from the bowl and tip into the MC

    Turn on TM to speed 10 then tip the roasted spices into the bowl while the blades are at full speed. Place MC on the bowl and grind on speed 9 for 1 minute. 

    Remove from the bowl and set aside. 

  2. Curry base
  3. Add onion,garlic,ginger to TM bowl. Mince for 7 seconds on speed 7. Scrape down the sides. 

    Add oil and sauté on Varoma temp speed 2 for 4 mins until onion is translucent. 

    Add spices and sauté for another minute. The mixture should be very fragrant. 

    Add pickle and sauté for another minute. 

  4. Curry sauce
  5. Insert butterfly. 

    Add chicken and cook on Varoma temp Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting for 5 mins. This will coat the base onto the chicken and seal the meat. 

    Add the stock and pumpkin. Cook on Varoma temp Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting for 30 mins. 

    Thicken the sauce by breaking up the pumpkin for 10 seconds on speed 4 Counter-clockwise operation

    Remove half a cup of liquid, stir in the rice flour until it is a smooth paste. Return the paste to the TM bowl. 

    Add carrot and zuchinni. 

    Cook for 10 mins at temp 90 speed Gentle stir settingCounter-clockwise operation

    Serve with rice or bread. 


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You can cut the carrot and zuchinni in the TM after preparing the spices but for a better result, cut by hand into even sized slices. Cut lengthways in half then 1 cm slices. 

The recipe can easily be adapted to be vegetarian or to incorporate many other ingredients. The basic spice and curry prep steps would remain the same. 

Let me now how you get along and any variations you dream up!

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