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Author Notes: This curry has become a staple in my family, especially in the winter. It's extremely versatile and I often change things up (for example, the recipe in the photo has chopped curly kale that I added just before serving it). It all started with a basic tunisian lamb recipe years ago (it's delicious with lamb!), then my daughter stopped eating red meat, so I started to use chicken and added more vegetables. Sometimes I use butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes, or cut green beans instead of peas, other times I make a vegetarian version and I add chickpeas. It just depends on what I have on hand. Be creative and make it your own! —urbancooknyc
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 onions, diced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoons fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts (about three), cut in 2" cubes
- 2 cups sweet potato, peeled and cut in 1" cubes
- 3 cups chopped cauliflower florets
- 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 cups coconut milk, light
- ½ teaspoons pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons garbanzo flour (optional)
- Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large casserole. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and sear until cooked on all sides. Remove chicken and set aside.
- Add the remaining olive oil and cook the onions, garlic and ginger until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the turmeric, paprika, cumin, cayenne, fennel seeds, coriander and curry powder. Season with pepper and cook for 2 minutes until the spices become aromatic.
- Add sweet potatoes and cauliflower florets, cook a few more minutes. Add the garbanzo flour (to thicken the sauce, optional).
- Add the seared chicken, diced tomatoes, stock, coconut milk and simmer for about 30 more minutes, adding the frozen peas 5 minutes before serving.
- Serve with basmati rice, quinoa, faro or the grain of your choice.