Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Southern Indian Style Fresh Tomato Curry Chicken without Coconut Milk (Santan) Recipe


I made some changes to my usual curry chicken recipe by adding tomato, ginger and garlic to it. The addition of these ingredients infused some additional unique flavours to the dish. I love the nice natural sweetness from the tomatoes. Sometimes we need to make a little changes to our usual way of cooking a dish to stimulate our tastebuds or else everyone in the family would get bored with it. However, not everyone can accept new flavours and they missed out on the adventures of the culinary world has to offer.

Here is my Southern Indian Style Fresh Tomato Curry Chicken without Coconut Milk (santan) recipe

Ingredients
Chicken, 1/2 bird, cut into chunks
Potato, 3 pcs, cut into four
Tomato, 2 pcs
Onions, 2 pcs
Garlic, 5 cloves
Ginger, 5 slices
Curry powder, 5 tablespoons
Chilly powder, 2 tablespoons
Turmeric, 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala, 2 teaspoons
Cinnamon stick, 1 pc
Star anise, 2 pcs
Cloves, 2 pcs
Curry leaves, from 3 springs
Salt to taste

Blend tomato, onions, garlic and ginger. Saute the blended ingredients in around 4 tablespoons of oil until fragrant. Put in the cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves. Add water to curry powder, chilly powder, turmeric and garam masala to make a paste. Pour the mixture into the wok and stir fry with the rest of the ingredients. Add in the curry leaves and potato. Turn the heat to medium and keep on stiring until the potato is cooked. Add in the chicken and salt to taste. If the mixture is too thick, you can pour in a little water. Keep stiring until the chicken is cooked. Serve with roti or steamed rice. Enjoy!

18 comments:

[SK] said...

eih, this one looks nice, without santan but with the aroma of tomatoes.. the gravy must be very nice with rice~~ :p

Sheoh Yan said...

Oh! I want to have this with Nasi Kunyit. My favourite. I got a lot of favourites one. Don't be surprise, ok?

Merryn said...

oooo.. this is healthy! I want! I'm dropping by for dinner :D

Hayley said...

Eh this is very special! Me like!

Verone said...

Hmm...I love chicken curry without santan. Gonna try your version the next time I cook :)

yvonne said...

Curry chicken... hmm, remind me of my previous food adventure with curry and bread. Argh! I'm hungry!!

reanaclaire said...

I used to substitute santan with fresh milk or powdered milk instead.. and of course sometimes without none of them.. i prefer my curry to be diluted at times. :)

Alice Law said...

What make it so creamy even without the coconut milk and I don't see condense milk on your ingredients too! I always wanna cook curry but my kids jst can't take the spice yet, sob sob!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Dinner time coming... hehe...

suituapui said...

Yum! My missus does that sometimes - cooks curry without the santan. Don't think she adds tomatoes though - that's Indian curry...with tomato puree.

Loestrin said...

Good recipe.I love it.what Can i use alternative to coconut milk.

Thanks
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Roger

Mei Teng said...

I love Northern Indian dishes

Cheryl said...

Hi Pete, thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope to catch up with my favorites in the following days, however, summer has arrived here FINALLY, after a long, rainy spring. This receipe sounds so yummy, I think my husband and I shall try it out.

lena said...

hmmm, those spices sounds exotic!

Christine said...

nice to make changes sometimes. looks good.

Pete said...

Alice : The curry looks creamy and thick because I put blended mixture of onions, garlic, ginger and tomato in it.
You can start your kids with curry that uses only 2 tablespoons of curry powder, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 2 table spoon ketumbar powder....not spicy at all...

Señorita said...

This looks delicious and easy to make... My kind of combination :)

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Alice Law said...

Thanks Pete! Have a great day!

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