Wednesday, May 22, 2013

PEANUT CHICKEN CURRY




This recipe is adapted from the palm oil chicken curry.I used to cook this when I was living in Nigeria. Palm oil is extracted from the kernel of oil palm and is reddish in colour. It is commonly used for cooking in Africa,Southeast Asia and Bahia (Brazil).Here in this recipe I had to substitute it with normal cooking oil as palm oil is not available and I have used palak (spinach) in the place of African greens.(You may use any other green leafy vegetable too).

Ingredients:
Chicken .... 1 kg
Onions ...... 2-3 (finely chopped)
Tomato puree ..... 1 cup
Red chilli paste .......... 1 tbsp.
Spinach ...................... 1 cup
Roasted groundnuts .... 1/2 cup ( blend into a paste adding water)
Garam masala ........... 1 tsp. (not in the original recipe but I like to add it)Salt ........................... to taste
Oil
Method:
1. Heat a little oil and stir fry the onion until pink in colour.
2.Add the chicken pieces and garam masala and stir fry for 5 minutes.
3. Now add the tomato puree and chilli paste. Add sufficient water to cook the chicken and let it simmer.
4. When half done stir in the peanut paste and chopped spinach leaves. Add salt and let it simmer till done.
Serve with plain boiled rice.
(This dish is usually eaten with pounded yam in Africa.)


18 comments:

  1. Mmmm Looks yummyyy didi!! When r u making it for meeeeeeeeee?

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  2. Looks at the delcious gravy that it self makes me drool.

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    1. Happy Cook ... Thanks.Do try it out :-)

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  3. Sounds absolutely delicious, cant wait to try..

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    1. Thanks Priya.I'm sure u'll love it :)

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  4. hi shobha,
    first time to ur blog ,thia peanut chicken looks sooooo delicious ...love the gravy ..yummy ..n chicken biryani looks awesome ...mmm ..love ur collection of recipes ..u all r doing a gr8 job
    if u get time do visit my blog

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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    1. Thank you so much Satya for liking my blog....and do keep visiting.I will definitely visit yours too.

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  5. This is great . I make palak chicken but with peanuts it should be interesting.

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    1. Do try it out Sangeeta and thanks for visiting my space.

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  6. Shobha, peanut chicken curry looks delicious! I should try adding peanuts for gravy. Thanks for linking it to Chicken Feast!

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  7. Hi Shobha ,

    Peanut chicken curry looks

    tooooooo hot and Spicy :))))))

    Rich Look Shobha!!!

    Keep on...

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  8. it looks stunning,shld try sometime.

    first time here,happy to follow you,glad if you follow mine.

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