Chicken curry deliciousness

I posted this the other night and it seems to have disappeared into the ether. So here it is again. Scrumtralescent chicken curry.

 

For sauce: 
 
 

 

 

2 tsp curry powder

 

10 peppercorns
3 sticks cinnamon

1 tbsp garam masala

1 tbsp curry powder

1 tbsp chicken bullion granules

2 tsp ginger powder

½ cup plain yoghurt

½ onion chopped

3 tbsp minced garlic

1 can petite diced tomatoes

1 cup shredded frozen hash browns or 5 medium red potatoes boiled and cubed

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed

¼ cup oil

1 ½ cups water

 

For rice: 
 
 

1 carrot grated

2 cups brown rice

2 tbsp butter

8 peppercorns

2 sticks cinnamon

1 tbsp curry powder

1 tbsp chicken bullion granules

Cook rice according to package adding peppercorns, cinnamon sticks , curry powder, and chicken granules while its cooking. When rice starts to plump up add carrots and once its finished cooking add butter and stir. While rice is cooking heat oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Once its hot add curry powder, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks, garam masala, chicken bullion, and ginger powder. Heat for about 5 minutes and add garlic, onion, yoghurt, tomatoes and chicken and cook chicken till done in the center. Add water and simmer about 20 minutes or till chicken is tender. Serve curry over rice.

 

 

 

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