This homemade recipe for chicken or vegetable curry is so easy to do. For years I used sauces from a jar to make curry, but then my chef son showed me quite how simple it was to make myself. I hope you’ll give it a go and make your own homemade curry. It’s so easy.
Of course, you could replace the chicken with beef or omit the meat altogether and add in more vegetables instead (view an alternative vegetable curry recipe here).
It’s such a versatile recipe, I’ve used a variety of meats and vegetables, and where you are making it from scratch, you can make it as strong or as mild as you like.
Diced raw chicken
1 tbsp curry powder
Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic, coriander, turmeric, garam masala
200g Coconut cream, single cream or natural greek yogurt at room temperature
Tomatoes (tinned or fresh), and vegetables of choice
Olive oil and sprayable sunflower oil to cook
1. Spray a little sunflower oil into a pan and fry the onion, followed by the diced chicken until all the pink has gone from the centre of the chicken.
2. Cover the base of a separate pan with olive oil and lightly heat.
3. Stir in 1 tbsp of curry powder then add seasonings.
4. Mix in the cream or yoghurt (make sure this is at room temperature to prevent any curdling)
5. Add tomatoes, chicken and vegetables to the mix, cover and simmer on a low heat for 20-25 mins, stirring occasionally (If you are using frozen vegetables such as peas or sweet corn, add them in after 10 minutes as they won’t take as long to cook as fresh veg).
6. Serve on a bed of rice or cous cous.
This is a great option if you use a meal planner each week and are working towards zero waste. I find I can use leftovers from a roast chicken to make a curry for the next day just follow the recipe but add the meat in closer to the end.
I also use the carcus to make a couple of portions of chicken noodle soup. If you have an abundance of cooked turkey left over from Christmas Day or Thanksgiving then you could always use that make a lovely turkey curry.
You might also like to try some more of my homemade recipes using leftovers: