About this recipe: I love Indian food, this recipe developed after falling in love with the dish at a small family owned Indian restaurant near my home. After tweaking a few things, I think I have come up with a great copy-cat version. The curry paste can easily be substituted with the mild version for those with more sensitive palates. Serve over Basmati rice. I hope it meets your liking. Enjoy!
It was the best curry ever! Somewhere between korma and tikka masala. Creamy but spicy. But I do have one advice for anyone who is interested, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ADD MORE SPICES!! I have made my own curry powder and I have marinaded chicken over night prior to cooking. Here is my curry powder recipe, two servings, ENJOY!!! 3tsp Cilantro/Coriander powder 4tsp Cumin 1/2tsp Very hot chilli powder 1/2tsp Chopped ginger 1/2tsp Chopped garlic 1tsp Garlic powder 2tsp Sugar 2tsp Mixed spice (Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Dill seeds, Coriander) 1tsp Turmeric 2tsp Paprika powder - 14 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
While I didn't follow this faithfully, the results were unbelievable. I had no fresh mango, so I went to the freezer and used a tropical fruit mix I use for smoothies, which had papaya, mango, and pineapple. I also used half a sweet onion in place of the shallots and added sliced red bell pepper and snow peas and let them simmer in the sauce with the chicken for about ten minutes. I did not add any seasonings, but also was fairly heavy handed with the curry paste. The balance of sweet with spicy was really, really delightful. This is going to be in the regular rotation at our house! - 20 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I made a few changes. My family really loved this and ate the whole double batch in one setting. I had to use frozen mangoes and light coconut milk (what I had in pantry). I sauteed half an onion with 1 garlic clove before adding the chicken, then sprinkled garam masala on the chicken while cooking. I added 1 T of curry powder. For garnish bowl, I chopped green onions and mixed them with leftover marinated cucumbers, drained and chopped (marinated in spicy vinegar). - 08 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)