Garam Masala is not a single spice, but a colorful mixture of spices from Indian cuisine, which - depending on the manufacturer - is made from, among other things, coriander, cumin, allspice, nutmeg, pepper, cardamom, cloves, fennel and bay leaves. Based on Ayurvedic medicine, the spice mixture is intended to heat our body. And anyone who has ever eaten Indian food knows that a well-made curry can be quite spicy. However, the result is not only spicy, but also extremely tasty. Especially when combined with chicken and rice. For this reason, today we will tell you how to prepare a tasty chicken curry with garam masala.
For the recipe you need the following ingredients:
Allow approximately 45 minutes to prepare:
Step 1: First, the onions, garlic and ginger are peeled and cut into small cubes or just finely chopped. You then have to rinse the meat under cold water and dry it, then cut it into fine strips or pieces. The spinach is washed, dried and chopped (just roughly) in the same way.
Step 2: Add five tablespoons of sesame oil to a large pan and briefly fry the onions, garlic and ginger. After a few minutes, the meat is added and also seared. Then add the following spices: garam masala, curry powder, cane sugar, coriander seeds, chili peppers and cumin.
Step 3: Now you can add the tomato paste and the chopped tomatoes over the meat and let it simmer for a few minutes on a low heat - otherwise the meat will become tough very quickly if it is braised for too long and too hot. In the meantime, you can fry the spinach in a separate pan with a tablespoon of sesame oil and season with salt or deglaze with a little yogurt.
Step 4: Now it's the turn of the rice - it is prepared in a pot of boiling salted water. However, first add the turmeric powder to the water as soon as it boils so that the rice has a nice yellow color when it is finished cooking. When the rice is ready to serve, you can garnish it with the pomegranate seeds. Not only does it look beautiful, but it also tastes very good!
Step 5: Last but not least, the chicken curry is seasoned again with salt and pepper after you have carefully folded the spinach-yoghurt mixture into the dish. Before serving, sprinkle the chopped parsley over the dish - and if you like, you can add a spoonful of yoghurt over the curry (if it has become very spicy).
We wish you a good appetite!
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