Up until recently I had never made a curry from scratch. I’d use pastes or sometimes jars. But as I am following a healthy way of eating these were no good, full of calories. So, from scouring the internet. I have amalgamated a couple of recipes to give you this. My take on curry. It’s tomato based, rather than full of cream or coconut milk.
My sister made this last night and said she really bloody enjoyed it. Much better than the jars she said. I’ll take that.
Now, this is no way going to taste like a take away. Oh god how I love those. I freaking love curry. Curry curry curry. But it’s not bloody bad!!
Anyway. This makes 3 adult portions.
2 chicken breasts
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
1 clove of garlic
200 grams of fat free yoghurt
2 teaspoons of curry powder
1 ½ teaspoons of garam masala
Water [I’ll explain how much in method
Good handful of fresh coriander [you can use dried or frozen]
Fresh plum tomatoes
Few sprays of fry light
1 whole chilli
In a pan spray some fry light, I normally use 5. Add in the garlic and onion [I cut both pretty small] fry for a few moments, add in the curry powder and garam masala.
I normally add in a few drops of water too as it’s a little dry, then add the chicken. I normally seal the chicken roughly and this takes about 5 mins, I use medium heat, but if you want to cook on high. Then so be it. Haha
Once chicken looks sealed add in the cans of tomatoes. I then pour some water [about a inch in the can] and swill it around, pour into other can and then pour in pan. Waste not want now. So they say.
Have a jolly good mix. And add in the coriander. If you use fresh cut it up. As you would normally. Oh add the cut up chilli, this is to taste. If you don’t want it too spicy don’t add it. Mix mix mix. I then leave mine on the lowest heat possible for about half hour. Then turn hob off. I make mine hours in advanced, but if you don’t want to do that. Proceed with next step. Haha Sorry. I’ve never really wrote a recipe like this before. I think I sound like a right nob.
If you’re ready to eat. Prick the top of the plum tomatoes. Just with tip of knife. I find cutting them in half makes them disintegrate. I like whole tomatoes in my curry [you don’t have to add any] Or you can use cherry if you like. Add those. Mix about.
Then add in the yoghurt. I normally add in roughly 200mls of fat free natural yoghurt. It’s according to taste. So just keep adding till you think it’s just right. I sometimes add frozen peas in right at the end. Or spinach. Add whatever you want. It’s your curry. 😀
Cook for about another 10 mins of medium heat. And that’s that. A simple low fat curry, which is roughly 270 calories per portion. Not including rice. I’ve got the calorie content from the recipes I used. Don’t quote me on it. But as you will be able to tell in the cooking method nothing bad went into it.
Serve with either brown rice or you could try cauliflower rice which I have to say is awesome with curry and very low calorie.
If you do make this, let me know what you think. I love feedback. The Spanish One can vouch for how tasty this as she loved it when I made it for her.