Yesterday was my son’s birthday and with the price of tomatoes being the way it is at the moment, I knew the traditional Rice and Stew dish was out of the question. However, my little boy does not like fried rice. So I decided it was time to try this chicken curry sauce spin on the recipe we shared.
I got my ingredients together: chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots, string beans and green pepper. I also included onions and red pepper. I was feeling really good with myself as I set out to prepare the ingredients and get them ready for the real action. Halfway through, I realized that I did not have any turmeric. I had curry, but turmeric is what gives the sauce volume. I sent someone out hurriedly to buy a bottle of turmeric for me but she came back empty. There was no turmeric.
What was I supposed to do? I already had the chicken in the hot oil and I had no tomatoes at home anyway. So I decided to improvise and this is what I came up with.
These are the ingredients for chicken curry sauce spin
I sprinkled some salt and Knorr cubes on the chicken and left it for a few minutes. Next I placed it in the hot oil and let it fry until it began to turn brown at the edges.
Then I added all the other ingredients. This is where I put the curry, more Knorr and salt.
I stirred a while and then put in some water. After a while, it was ready, but my chicken curry sauce spin was so watery. I needed a thickener.
And then I remembered flour. So I took a tablespoon full of flour, mixed it with water and then poured it into the sauce and voila! My chicken curry sauce was ready.
It looked nice and tasted nice to me. But the acid test was the family. I served them the chicken curry sauce spin and watched carefully. Would the children like it? Would their Daddy complain? Thankfully, they all loved it!
We had a lovely birthday lunch and I was really satisfied with how the recipe turned out. Thanks to 9jafoodie.com for sharing the recipe (even if I kinda killed it).