Today I decided to try something different from the same ole same ole chicken curry. I hope you try this recipe I got from a very old friend of mine Gail Solomon. It’s CURRIED CHICKEN WITH CRÈME FRAISCHE. It has all the flavours of the usual chicken curry, without the potatoes but with lots of creamy yumminess. Enjoy.
800g chicken breasts / thighs / any cut of your choice
1 Sliced onion
6 red dried chillies
2 cinnamon sticks
10ml fennel seeds (2 tsp)
10ml coriander seeds
1m (1/4 tsp) black peppercorns
6 cardamom pods
4 pieces saffron soaked in water
1 tsp garlic and one tsp ginger
2 tsp garam masala
Crème Fraiche (1 ½ cups)
Salt to taste
Dry roast the spices in a pan for 2 minutes.
Add all spices into grinder and grind to a powder.
Once the spices are ground, marinate the chicken with all the spices and leave overnight or for 3 hours.
Heat oil in a pot and add onion.
Add ginger and garlic to the onion and oil and fry until soft.
Add the marinated chicken and cover and cook 10-15 minutes until cooked (depending on the cuts of the chicken).
You might want to add a splash of boiling water.
Add the saffron that has been soaked in water.
And cook another few minutes.
Then add the Crème Fraiche and cook without lid for a further 15 minutes / 20 minutes. Add chopped fresh coriander and turn off heat.
Serve with Roti or basmati rice
Prepared, tried and tested by: Melanie Kramar @ Global Food Flavors