The curry was beautiful - quite spicy ( and I backed off the Kashmiri chilli powder too)!
Here is the recipe - http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chicken_and_apricot_15424
It is always best to measure out all of your spices etc before you start. That was you are not running around trying to find things and nothing gets left out.
Gently fry off the whole spices then the onion, until soft.
Add tomatoes, garlic and ginger, fry off.
Add in all other dry spices and fry off to combine. Add in the chicken pieces.
Stir to coat the pieces then nestle them into the mix.
Add in the jaggery, vinegar and water, just enough to cover.
This is the jaggery that I found at an Indian deli. It is concentrated sugarcane juice. It is similar to palm sugar in taste and texture.
The finished curry, tasty chicken pieces!
Ready to serve in my new Indian silverware! Now onto the Aloo Gobi (potato and cauliflower curry).
More spices (mustard seeds, cumin, garam masala, turmeric, garlic and ginger).
Add in diced potatoes and cauli florets, honey and water.
Just before serving add in peas and squeeze of lemon juice.
Sprinkle with corianded to garnish.
I also served it with a cucumber, mint raita to help cool it down! I love that stuff!
A delicious curry, which we will also enjoy for lunch today.
Saturday night, I made this Sticky Date pudding with Butterscotch sauce. Oh, my Lordy - the best!
Sticky Date Pudding
1 1/4 cups dates, chopped
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup SR flour
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a deep 20cm cake tin (or I used a casserole dish). Combine the dates, boiling water and soda.
Allow to stand 5 minutes then blend the date mix with the butter and sugar with a stick blender - I put the mix in a metal milkshake cup. Be careful its still hot!
Tip this mixture into a bowl andd add in the eggs and flour. Stir to combine until you have a nice cakey batter.
Pour into your cake tin or casserole.
While the cake is baking for 45-50 minutes, make the butterscotch sauce - this is the naughty bit!
Butterscotch Sauce - in a saucepan combine
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup cream
1/3 cup golden syrup
- stir over low heat until all combined, sugar dissolved and sauce has thickened slightly.
When you remove the cake from the oven, poke small holes with a skewer then pour a little bit of the sauce over the cake.
Serve slices of the cakes drizzled with more of the sauce and a dob of thick cream. You are welcome!
Cheers - Joolz xx