THIS IS MY COMFORT FOOD. CHICKEN CURRY, JUST LIKE MOM MADE.
Chicken Curry is a staple in most North Indian homes, and mine is no different.
It’s amazing how foods can be so emotional and hold such special meaning. Growing up we simply referred to this dish as “brown chicken”. It was a house favorite which was in our weekly rotation and everything about this dish spells comfort food to me. My Mom used to prepare this in a pressure cooker and everything from the sound of the cookers whistle to the aromas of the curry reminds me of my childhood. I still remember sitting in my room upstairs doing my homework and the smell of this delicious curry filling the house and making my tummy rumble. I would run downstairs just as my Mom would be lifting the lid off the cooker and I would impatiently wait to put spoonfuls of the gravy and chicken on top of my warm rice. We always served this with sliced onion and pickled beets. It was quite simply perfection!
Now, I try and make this dish for my kids, just like my Mom did.
This recipes uses both whole and ground spices. The color of the curry is is a rich golden brown and the aromas are just heavenly.
You can use whatever cut of chicken you like, but chicken legs was the way we used to do it at home. I usually make this stove-stop but more recently I’ve been whipping this up in my instant pot and have had amazing results. The chicken always turns out Juicy and tender.
This is the recipe passed down from my Mom and I don’t plan to change a thing. Even better, it is naturally Paleo & Whole30! No recipe adjustments needed at all!
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as we do in our house.
Pair this with some fluffy basmati rice or along side a big hardy salad or sautéed veggies for a complete meal.
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