I have so many recipes waiting to post for you guys and I am trying to play catch up. I try to post recipes on Sunday but not every Sunday as if I haven’t been posting much, all you’ll see around here is recipes. So I will try for every other Sunday. Anyway today’s recipe is for a new dish that I learned how to make, actually two new dishes, Trinidadian Style Curry Chicken & Chana (Curried Chick Peas.) My boyfriend is Trini and I’ve been trying to learn how to make some of his favorite foods so I got a quick lesson from his mom a few months ago. I even got a supply of curry powder straight from Trinidad and some homemade Thyme Seasoning. If you follow my Instagram you would have seen that I made this a while back. I actually measured out my ingredients while cooking to get somewhat accurate amounts for you guys so here goes…
What you will need…
1 whole Chicken, cut up
1 tsp adobo
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
5 tbsp Curry powder (1 to season, 1 to brown, 3 for paste)
1 cup water (1/2 to make curry paste)
3 tbsp Thyme Seasoning*
2 Pimento peppers
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
5 white potatoes
1 can of chick peas, drained
1 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp curry powder (1 to season, 1 to brown, 2 for paste)
1 cup water (1/2 for curry paste)
1/4 tsp adobo
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Season chicken with adobo, garlic powder, cayenne, curry, thyme seasoning, shado beni, onion and pimento, and refrigerate over night.
Heat olive oil and brown curry…
…then add chicken and stir. Make curry and water mixture (about 4 oz water and 3 tbsp curry) and pour in. Cover and let cook. Put water in chicken bowl to keep on hand to add later.
Add garlic when halfway cooked. Add water as needed until cooked completely.
Now for the Chana…
In a seperate pan, again brown curry in olive oil. Add potatoes and chick peas, and then add curry and water mixture. Season with curry powder, adobo, cayenne, garlic powder, pimento and shado beni. Add more water if needed. Let it cook down.
And that’s it. Now that wasn’t so bad at all!
I serve my Curry Chicken & Chana with white rice and some Buss Up Roti. I just found a Recipe for Buss Up and plan to try it next time I make these dishes, I just have to get the appropriate pan first. My curry came out great for a first timer and my son and bf cleaned their plates.