Thursday, August 22, 2013

Home Cooking: Jamaican Style Chicken Curry and Chapati

Since Baguio City has limited restaurants, I always look up for recipes that will satisfy my cravings for different flavors.

For this stormy day (BTW, this was done last Sunday), I decided to cook some chapati and Jamaican style chicken curry. I don't accurately follow the measurements coz sometimes, it's better to make some revisions to get the taste and texture I really like. So I just listed the ingredients (with my revised measurement) and procedure in case you wanna try it.

Everything was made from scratch, which makes it more yummy! Here are some shots during the process. I was able to take only a couple of snaps since the chapati making was kinda messy on the hands.

I really enjoyed doing the chapati - from start to end. It's rewarding seeing your hand-made chapati fresh from the pan. Plus, it's highly addictive!!! Don't worry if you don't have the right materials. Just improvise. The one I used for kneading is actually a chopping board. If you don't have a rolling pin, use a bottle. It will do the trick ;)

Chapati (unleavened bread)

2 cups flour
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons oil

1. Mix all the ingredients.
2. Knead until you get that elastic dough. Gradually add flour if mixture is too wet, water if it's too dry.
3. Let it stand for 10 minutes before shaping and cooking it.
4. Cook on a non-stick pan over medium heat, less than a minute or so. It's done when brown spots appear.

*Hint: You'll know you got the right texture if the mixture doesn't stick to your hands when kneading.

if it's ready, it should look like this

flatten small circles but not too thin coz it will turn out like a biscuit when cooked

this is the part when my internals go goo-goo-ga-ga (WIDE smile)

Jamaican Style Chicken Curry

Chicken parts of your choice
Potatoes (optional)
Curry Powder
Water or chicken stock

1. Fry chicken. you can remove the skin if you wish.
2, Saute garlic, onions, and tomato. Add chicken; then season with curry powder, thyme, and salt.
3, Add water or stock. 
4. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes.

*If you want to thicken the sauce, add a bit of flour dissolved in cold water.

if you want to eat your usual fried chicken, this is how boring it is

here's the simmering Jamaican style chicken curry to be
And here you have it :)

 Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour

This duo is worth trying! It will surely tickle your taste buds.

**I'd like to acknowledge Grench for helping me out on this.