Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mauritius - Chicken Kalia

Day 6, so close to completing a full week of blog foods. :) This recipe seems like it'll be a winner with us as we love chicken curries. This one seems a bit creamier than we usually have though!


4 chicken breasts
1 small onion
2 garlic cloves
1 inch fresh ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chili powder
4 tbsp plain yogurt
3 tbsp double cream
vegetable oil

 Roughly chop the onion, garlic and ginger.

 Put it in a food processor with the spices and pulse until it's all mixed and chopped but not smooth.

 Use a tablespoon of oil and fry the vegetable/spice mix until it's softened.

 Add the chicken (chopped into bite sized pieces) and cook until the chicken is done.

 Take off the heat and stir in the yoghurt and cream.

When I first tasted this dish I felt it was too mild. It's a really subtle flavour to start with but it grew on me. The sauce is quite liquidy but that went really well with rice. The base  flavours of onion, garlic and ginger come through the more you eat and by the time I'd finished it I wanted more. JD ate 4 plates of it so we had to say goodbye to the idea of leftovers. Leigh enjoyed it and Erin ate some of the chicken. So I'm considering this dish a success. Hurrah :D

Coming tomorrow: Zeljanica from Kosovo

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