|Posted by Bee & John on July 2, 2010 at 7:00 PM|
This is not really a recipe I would have tried if it wasn't for this website and my plan to go through all the recipes... however I thought I would give it a go.
Not being very adventurous when we go to an Indian restaurant (I usually order butter chicken) I didn't actually have any idea what this would taste like - but it didn't seem like (considering the ingredients) it would be difficult OR too spicy.
So.... what I did was use all the ingredients but only 1/2 the meat. I also added more water and steamed some rice in the Varoma while I was at it. The rice takes a little longer when steamed in the Varoma - about 15 mintues - remember to add enough water to the base if you are steaming rice and/or vegetables!
The meal was a HUGE success. It was absolutely beautiful!! It was surprisingly sweet - I think maybe if you have 1/2 the meat, add only 1/2 the sugar - but I just followed the recipe and it was fantastic for me... a little sweet for John.
Honestly - I think this was good enough to really call restaurant quality! 500g of meat (instead of the 1000g) was more than enough for a good meal for John and myself AND plenty for lunch for the next day. the full kilo of meat would feed a family no worries.
It took me about 10 minutes to get the meal underway and then I cooked it for 45 minutes.
Cost? The chilli and coconut milk cost me 95c - then it is just the spices and the cost of the meat and rice
HINT: want it tasty but not too spicy? take the seeds and pith out of the chilli
HINT: wear gloves when you work with the chilli.... avoids the danger of getting chilli in your eyes when you rub them :-)