Herbies Spices Recipes
Herbie's Saturday Curry
At a glance
Chicken & Pork
2-4 depending on appetite
Heat a heavy based pan, add curry powder and dry roast, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon for around 2 minutes, being careful not to burn.
Add oil and make into a paste, add panch phora and stir until seeds start popping.
Add onion and stir over a medium heat for 2 minutes, being careful not to overcook.
Add meat, about 6 pieces at a time, making sure each piece is browned and coated with spices. If the meat and spices begin to stick to the base of the pan, add about a tablespoon of water and stir well.
When all the meat has been stirred in, add lemon juice, tomatoes and water, roughly chopping tomatoes while stirring. Sprinkle garam masala over the surface.
Add tomato paste, curry leaves and salt, stir and turn off heat. Place the lid on the pot and place in oven at 125ºC for 2 hours. Chicken will need less cooking time.
Allow to cool, store in fridge, then heat and serve next day.
Like most curries, the leftovers are even better, if you can bear to leave any! If using chicken for this recipe, "lovely legs" or thighs with bone would work well.