Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Curry ala Thermomix

Well, The Boy decided he was feeling better, so we ate the curry for dinner. I have to say that cooking with the Thermomix does not really feel like cooking at all ... hence my posts on Facebook while cooking:

Daz in the Kitchen
Currently cooking a chicken curry in the thermomix, which is really not cooking at all. You kinda just put stuff into it and press buttons. Easy peasy. Of course, the proof is the fact that it's cooking and I'm on facebook.
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and then:

Daz in the Kitchen
The Thermomix is now cooking the rice we're going to eat with the curry. I'm again ... on facebook! :-)
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I'm very amused by my own laziness when it comes to cooking with the Thermomix. :-)

Anyhow, this recipe is straight out of the Everyday Cookbook that comes when one gets the Thermomix.

I've modified it here for normal cooking (which is way more fun - but I can't spend time on Facebook while I'm cooking!).

Here's the RECIPE:

  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 30g oil
  • 100g curry paste
  • 300g - 400g coconut milk
  • 4 potatoes chopped into bite size pieces
  • 500g chicken, diced into 3cm cubes
  • 200g fresh or frozen mixed vegetables (such as, cauliflower, carrots, peas or broccoli) in bite size pieces (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Coriander (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chili powder and flakes to taste

  • Place garlic and onion in pan, with oil and curry paste and cook in pot for 3 or 4 minutes
  • Add coconut and potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add chicken and mixed vegetables and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • About 3 minutes before chicken and vegetables finish cooking, add coriander and continue to cook
  • Add salt to taste and chili powder and flakes for some additional heat, if desired

The curry turned out to be very tasty and The Boy really enjoyed it. That recipe made a lot of curry though. There was plenty leftover and can very easily feed 4 people.

I did do a few things differently, only because I did not have all the ingredients on hand.
  • I did not have any potatoes, so didn't use it.
  • I used fresh carrots cut up into small pieces and frozen peas.
  • I did not have curry paste, so used 1 tablespoon of curry powder instead.
  • It was a very mild curry. I did not put a lot of chili into to for a lot of heat. I decided to go easy on the spice. :-)

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1 comment:

  1. I don't think it will have the aroma that you get when cooking curry normally in a wok pr pot that you can fry the ingredients together until aromatic...and then fry the chicken as well but good enough for the kwei-lo palette.