Thirty-minute curry

When I think of Indian food, I think of spicy and flavorful food that has been simmering over a hot stove for hours. Exciting news, this quick curry comes together in less than thirty minutes.

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Coconut Chicken Curry with Zucchini

3 T olive oil

1 onion, cut into one-inch pieces

1 cup of zucchini cut into 1/2 inch thick rounds

2 chicken breasts, cut into two-inch pieces

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp tomato paste

1 Tb yellow curry powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 c chicken broth

1/4 c heavy cream

1/4 c coconut milk

cilantro, for garnish

1. Heat oil in large frying pan or cast iron skillet {I used my Le Creuset braiser and it worked great} over medium heat add onions and zucchini. Cook until golden brown, flipping zucchini once.

2. Add the chicken pieces, cook for about 5-7 minutes. Flip chicken pieces so that chicken is cooked through.

3. Add all of the spices, tomato paste, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir coating all of the vegetables with seasoning.

4. Add the chicken stock and reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

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5. Turn off the heat and add the coconut milk and heavy cream. After stirring the curry, turn the flame back on to low and heat until warmed through. Garnish with cilantro!

largest bunch of cliantro I have ever seen

largest bunch of cliantro I have ever seen

I served ours last night with two heaping servings of carbs. Rice cooked in half chicken stock and coconut milk {I never cook my rice in water- chicken broth = flavorful rice} and THE BEST fresh pita bread from a middle eastern store in Memphis {totally worth the extra trip.}

adding a little char a la gas flame

adding a little char a la gas flame

This curry is a fake out to a dish that has simmered for hours on end causing the flavors to deepen and meld. You’ll never know it was made in the time it took the rice to cook. {neither will your guests}

dinner is served

dinner is served

I hope that when you make this it warms up your house, your soul, and your dinner table!

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