LEM got me the "660 Curries" cookbook for Christmas! I am very excited about this gift, and am going to go through many, many curries. I thought I would orient myself by starting with a pretty "safe" curry, and work my way up from there. So I went for a chicken curry with coconut and ginger:
The Indian name for this dish is murghi ni curry, and the sauce there is made up of ginger, garlic, fresh coconut (I learned how to open a coconut! First time ever using a claw hammer in my cooking!!!), peanuts, serrano chiles, coriander, tomato, and cilantro! IT IS SO GOOD. Definitely the best Indian food I have ever made. GOOD CHOICE LAURA!!!! God, I want to eat so much more than what is in my dish! And my house smells AMAZING! It would have been really easy to make too, if I had known in advance how to open a coconut, and not had to figure it out by experimentation. The coconut makes it so creamy, but it doesn't have any cream! The sauce is delicious, and spicy from the chiles! I used skinless chicken thighs, so the chicken is super succulent. Dizzamn!
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