Grandma's Secret Chicken Curry!
by Mona Sotomayor on Oct 08, 2023
As the clock's hands inch closer towards dinner time, a familiar pang of uncertainty often grips many a mum's heart. The pressing question echoes, "What on Earth will I make for dinner?" It's not just about satisfying hunger, but the pursuit of that perfect recipe that checks all the right boxes - quick to prepare, packed with nutrition, and, perhaps most importantly, a dish that won't elicit the theatrical chorus of "not again, Mum!" from the little ones.
We get it!
The last thing any busy mum needs is the added pressure of creating what feels like a five-star meal that meets everyone's approval.
The frequent glances towards the fridge, the hope that some culinary inspiration might magically strike, or even the thought of resorting to unhealthy take outs - these are the real, often unspoken challenges of the daily dinner dance.
Let's face it, while every mum hopes for a home-cooked, healthy meal that her kids would happily devour, the reality is that time and energy are often in short supply.
Well, what if we told you there's a recipe that understands the pulse of every busy mum's heart? A dish passed down through generations, capturing the essence of love, health, and simplicity? It’s time for you to don the toque blanche because we’re about to prepare our super savoury Grandma's Secret Chicken Curry recipe!
Wait, a curry recipe?
Absolutely! Before you assume that it's all about exotic flavours, let us unveil a secret. Beyond its exciting taste, this family-favourite dish is super quick to prepare and boasts a wealth of nutrition. At its core lies lean chicken, a protein powerhouse vital for our kiddos' development. Think of it as a mini health booster, providing those brain-nurturing B vitamins and the energy-amplifying iron we all yearn for after those long days.
Alongside the chicken, the recipe also incorporates a medley of vegetables. Carrots, for instance, are rich in beta-carotene, which is excellent for vision. And those spices? They’re not mere flavour enhancers; each come with a bundle of health advantages. Turmeric, for example, boasts anti-inflammatory properties, while cumin aids in digestion.
Now here's a fun tip: why not invite the kids into the kitchen? Enlist their help in tossing in the veggies or adding a sprinkle of spices. Believe us, every shared giggle, stir, and "Ohhh mum, what's that?" is a step towards nurturing a lifelong love for nutritious feasts.
Ready to give our chicken curry recipe a try? Let’s begin!
Grandma's Secret Chicken Curry Recipe
Makes 1 large pot (approximately 6 portions) | Prep time 30 minutes
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 500 g (1 packet) chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp mild curry powder
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- salt and pepper
- 250 ml (1 cup) veggie stock
- 125 ml (½ cup) tomato puree
- 1 tbsp veggie stock paste
- 2 carrots, diced
- 10 mushrooms, chopped
- 2 tbsp semolina
- In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp coconut oil over a medium heat. Add onions and sauté for five minutes until caramelised. Add chicken and stir until seared.
- Add garlic and spices, and fry for a minute before adding stock, tomato puree, and stock paste. Bring to a boil.
- Add vegetables and semolina and let simmer for 20 minutes.
- Serve with Basmati rice in your favourite We Might Be Tiny Snackie.
Once the curry aroma fills the room, it’s time to serve up Grandma's Secret Chicken Curry in WMBT Snackies! This isn't your run-of-the-mill lunch box; these award-winning Snackies are mealtime heroes! Designed for both convenience and adaptability, these silicone snack boxes are safe for use in the microwave, dishwasher, oven, and your freezer. And guess what? Their snug, snap-on lids guarantee that no curry goes astray, making them the ultimate companion for picnics or those on-the-go lunches.
Indulging in a lavish feast of Grandma's Secret Chicken Curry or perhaps considering it for your week's culinary lineup? The beauty of this recipe is that it can be prepared in large quantities and stored for future meals; cook once, relish multiple times! When stored properly, this chicken curry keeps its hearty, delicious flavours for up to 3-4 days.
Ready for another round? Just add a drizzle of cooking oil to a pan, briefly warm it over medium heat, and pour in your stored curry. With gentle and continuous stirring, bring the chicken curry back to its original glory within 5-10 minutes.
How To Level Up Grandma's Secret Chicken Curry
Everyone loves a classic, but what if you could add your own twist to it? At WMBT, we celebrate the dynamic dance between tradition and personal taste. Each family, each cook, brings a distinct flavour palette to the table. Perhaps your kiddo is currently swooning over baby corn, or maybe today calls for an extra zesty kick.
That's the charm of Grandma's Secret Chicken Curry: it's as versatile as it is delicious!
Think of it as a flavourful base, rich and aromatic, waiting for your signature touch. So, let's explore some delightful twists that can make the dish uniquely yours!
- Coconut Cream Dream: Elevate your curry with rich, creamy coconut milk. This addition lends a velvety thickness to the curry and adds a tropical hint that complements the spices.
- Tangy Mango Twist: Stir in a few tablespoons of mango chutney or diced ripe mangoes for a sweet and tangy flavour profile. The fruitiness contrasts the spices, making each bite an exciting adventure.
- Spinach Surprise: Sneak in some leafy greens for colour and even more nutrients. Add a bunch of fresh spinach leaves a few minutes before taking the curry off the heat.
- Lentil Lift: Amp up the protein and fibre by stirring in cooked lentils. This addition offers a wonderful texture contrast and makes the curry even heartier.
- Zesty Lime & Cilantro: Just before serving, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro. This combo adds a welcoming burst of freshness from the rich curry.
See! Scrumptious and swift don’t have to be worlds apart. This curry masterpiece proves that taste and time can be partners in crime.
And hey, when you ladle this goodness into our planet-friendly WMBT Snackies, you're not just satisfying tiny tummies with picky palettes—you're echoing our heartfelt shout-out to sustainability. These reusable, durable, and biodegradable gems are more than just containers—they're our pledge to a greener tomorrow, making sure our feasts today leave no footprints for the future.
Hungry for more wholesome, family friendly dinner ideas? Check out our latest "Easy Dinner Ideas for Kids" booklet. Each recipe is like a culinary hug, designed to delight every member of your crew, from the grown-ups to the tiny tastemakers. Grab your copy now!
Pin this Recipe