Sunday, January 24, 2010

Comfort food

Comfort food. What comes to mind when you hear those two words? For some it is cheesy dish of macaroni or a thick beef stew. For others it is something as simple as yogurt and granola or a bowl of favorite cereal.

For my hubby and I, it is curry. The smell of curry is comforting, Tim told me today as lunch simmered on the stove. "I know it's going to be good if it smells like curry," he exclaimed, always sure that anything with curry powder has to be good.

Today I tried out a new Indian dish: Chicken Korma.
E.x.c.ellent. Feel free to experiment!

Chicken Korma
(by Jemima Madhavan), courtesy of Taste of Home

1 large potato, peeled (if desired) and cut into 1/2-in. cubes
1 large onion, chopped
1 cinnamon stick (3 in.)
1 bay leaf
3 whole cloves
1 Tbsp. canola or olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-in. cubes
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. minced fresh gingerroot or equivalent of ground ginger
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped (or 1/2 can of canned diced tomatoes)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. plain yogurt

Place potatoes in a small saucepan and over with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.

In a large skillet, saute the onion, cinnamon, bay leaf and cloves in oil until onion is tender. Add the chicken, garlic, curry and ginger; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, salt and potato.

Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from the heat; discared cinnamon, bay leaf and cloves. Stir in yogurt. Serve with rice if desired.

Every bite was like heaven for me. Next time I will double the recipe so we have leftovers!

Today our house church meeting was really wonderful. Every Sunday I am blessed by the family community of our fellow group members. They are so authentic and genuinely full of love. This morning what really spoke to me the loudest was Jesus' love for us in his walk to the cross. He did not offer up one word of protest or complaint or even claim to innocence when condemned before Pilate. He kept quiet out of submission and love. He willingly gave himself up for us. How precious is He.

May this week be full of blessing.

1 comment:

Jocelyn said...

I just want to tell you that your recipe is from my boyfriend's mother (Jemima Madhavan), and it makes me so so SO happy to see that you tried it and liked it! Happy Cooking!!