- Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 313.5
- Total Fat: 10.6 g
- Cholesterol: 102.8 mg
- Sodium: 415.2 mg
- Total Carbs: 16.8 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
- Protein: 37.4 g
Hairy Dieters Chicken KormaSubmitted by: WAHZOE
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4 fairly small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (total 600g)
25g low fat plain yoghurt
1 tbsp oil
2 large onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
20g chunk fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
12 cardamom pods, seeds crushed, and pods discarded
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground cumin
1/2 heaped tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp hot chilli powder (use more if you have a milder powder or more hot powder if you like your curry hot)
1 bay leaf
4 whole cloves
1 tbsp white flour
small pinch saffron
2 tsp caster sugar
1/2 tsp fine sea salt, plus extra to season at the end
300ml cold water
3tbsp double cream
freshly ground black pepper
Fresh coriander (cilantro), roughly torn to garnish
Heat the oil in a large non stick saucepan and add the onions and ginger. Cover and cook over a low heat for 15 minutes until very soft and lightly coloured. Stir the onions occasionally so they don't start to stick.
Once the onions are softened , stir in the crushed cardamom seeds, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder and bay leaf. Pinch off the ends of the cloves into the pan and throw away the stalks. Cook the spices with the onions for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Stir in the flour, saffron, sugar and 1/2 tsp salt, then slowly pour the water into the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle simmer, then cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan fromt he heat, remove the bay leaf and blitz the onion mixture with a stick blender until it is as smooth as possible. The sauce can now be used right away or cooled, covered and chilled until 10 minutes before serving.
Drain the chicken in a colander over the wink, shaking it a few times - you want the chicken to have just a light coating of yoghurt. Place a non stick frying pan on the heat, add the sauce and bring it to a simmer. Add the pieces of chicken ad cream and cook for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked through, stirring regularly. Exactly how long it takes will depend on the size of your chicken pieces, so check them after 8 minutes, but be prepared to leave them longer if necessary.
Adjust the seasoning to taste, spoon into warmed serving dishes and serve garnished with fresh coriander.
Serving Size: Makes 4 portions
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WAHZOE.