Monday, June 17, 2013

Creamy Mango and Chicken Curry

  1. Adapted from a recipe from the Columbus Dispatch. The addition of mango and curry spices create a rich, tasty bowl of chicken soup.
  2. Soupe crémeuse aux mangues et poulet au curry
  3. Ingredients:

    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 teaspoons curry powder
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 large onion, diced
    3 mangoes, finely chopped
    2 1/2 cups fat-free chicken broth
    1 lb. boneless chicken breasts, skinless, diced
    1/2 cup fat free sour cream
    1 teaspoon lime juice, preferably fresh
    Salt to taste
    1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


    1. On medium-high heat in a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add the curry powder and cinnamon. Heat for 30 seconds, stirring occasionally.

    2 Add onions and saute until tender, 5-6 minutes. Transfer the contents of the pan, including the oil and seasonings in a blender. Add the mango and 1 cup broth. Puree until smooth.

    3 Put the last tablespoon of oil in a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute until fully cooked and golden, 6-8 minutes.Add remaining broth. Stir contents of the pan thoroughly and bring to a boil.

    4 Stir in mango puree to the pot and simmer. Stir in sour cream and lime juice. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve, garnish each serving with cilantro and extra sour cream, if desired.

    There are so many books which give the recipe for delicious chicken curry and also these recipes are easily available online on the internet @ Gourmandia.
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  7. The word "curry" is derived from the Tamil word kari which means 'sauce,' which is usually means vegetables, meat cooked with spices with or without a gravy. Other school of thought says it has been derived from a Sanskrit word "Kari" which means "to prepare". Curry is the word used to describe anything cooked with gravy and is analogous to the soup or stew. Curry can be made with any ingredients but mostly has three spices present which are turmeric, coriander and cumin. There are a variety of other spices in a curry depending on the food being cooked and the geographic region from where the curry belongs.

    Curry is also used as a generic description used in the Western culture to describe a variety of dishes from Asian cuisines whether it be from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan,Thaior other South and South east Asian country.
    Chicken Curry is a common Indian dish which is popular all over the world. A curry has chicken in a sauce containing basic ingredients onion, yogurt and tomato this is then flavored with numerous species like ginger, chillies, cinnamon, garlic, cardamom to name a few. Chicken curry can also be prepared with market bought curry powder. One can even use curd and milk to reduce the spiciness. This will also add a little bit of sourness in the curry too.
  8. Chicken, mango, and lentil curry for dinner. I am a god.
  9. Mango Chicken Curry - Mango sweet and hot at the same time
  10. Indiahas a diverse variety of recipes for chicken curry just the way as it has diverse languages, culture, climate and regions. In the past, India has been ruled by many invaders,each rule provided India with its culture and food habits like mughlai dishes have milk and cream in them. Every major region has its own uniquechicken curry recipes with slight variations to popular recipes.

    The spices used in Indian chicken curry have not only the taste value but they also smell so good and also have the great health benefits. Some studies have shown that spices in the curry may help to prevent some diseases including colon cancer and even Alzheimer's disease. Some studies concluded that the reaction of pain receptors to the hotter ingredients in curries leads to the body's release of endorphins.

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