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Yellow Curry with potatoes

Many years ago when I was newly married and lived in a suburb of Seattle, I met a lovely family. They were Indian but had settled generations before in Guyana. I was a young and naive girl who knew nothing of the world and was enamored with their traditions and cooking. These two kind ladies invited me over numerous times and made an attempt at teaching me various dishes from their corner of the world. On one occasion they made Yellow chicken curry with potatoes and Roti. I remember standing in the kitchen as bags of potatoes were peeled, onions and garlic were chopped and my eyes watered uncontrollably. They opened their hearts to me and I have never forgotten their kindness!

 

Ingredients

The ladies I cooked with used dark meat chicken with bones, but I use chicken breast as it is easier for me. I have made a few changes over the years to suit our tastes.

4 chicken breasts deboned, no skin, cut into chunks

1 large onion chopped

7 garlic cloves chopped

5 cups cubed potatoes

2 tsp. Β ground turmeric

1 spoon salt or to taste

1/8 cayenne pepper or to taste

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground corriander

Olive oil for sauteing

3 cups of water

Directions

Fry onions and garlic in 3 Tbs. olive oil until soft, add spices and keep stirring. Add chicken and continue to cook. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover, turn down to low boil and let this cook until chicken is done. When chicken is cooked add cubed potatoes and bring to a boil again, turn down heat and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are cooked but not mushy.

Check once the curry is done to see how much liquid remains, if it is very watery add some cornstarch, but just a little to make the sauce have some thickness. Use 1 Tbs. of cornstarch and mix it in a little water until well dissolved. Add this to the curry and gently stir it in. Turn the heat up, letting it lightly boil and thicken.We eat this with white rice and Roti.

 

 

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132 Comments Post a comment
  1. They taught well, this looks like a delicious yellow chicken curry πŸ™‚

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    February 25, 2016
  2. Gorgeous – you know how I love curry – just got back, got LOADS to sort out, so not had a chance to read longer posts.
    I have just made a ‘hot and sweet’ veggie curry with apple chutney – you’ll have to wait a few weeks for this though, as I have job applications and wedding plans to sort first xxx

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    February 25, 2016
  3. That looks great – I will try this!

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    February 25, 2016
  4. Lynn, this sounds simple and lovely. Something I definitely will make πŸ™‚

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    February 25, 2016
    • It really is simple, I have had it in drafts for months because I do not measure! so each time I measured I added extra this and that!! Finally I tried my best but this is a add your own bits and pieces recipe! So finally I just posted! haha by the way, love love your breakfast phyllo pie! yumm a must try!

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      February 25, 2016
      • You are so sweet πŸ™‚
        The ‘add your own bits and pieces recipe’s’ are always the best. I can’t wait to try this. xxx

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        February 25, 2016
  5. yummy πŸ™‚

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    February 25, 2016
  6. Such fond memories you have Lynn from years ago cooking! Yay! xoxoxo

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    February 25, 2016
  7. This Chicken Curry looks delicious and reminds me of my friend who cooks a chicken dish looks same as i

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    February 25, 2016
  8. Sounds like my comfort food πŸ™‚ I make a veggie version of it and is much loved πŸ™‚ Looks gorgeous Lynn!

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    February 25, 2016
    • Thanks Ch! I felt shy to post it and I throw stuff in and kept measuring but this is my little version and a favorite for the kids! They love it with rice

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      February 25, 2016
  9. Kentucky Angel #

    Lynn, this looks delicious. So, my question is, if I make the full recipe, does it freeze well, or would it be better to decrease the amounts and make a smaller amount of the dish? I don’t know if I could cut amounts since I’ve never tried measuring ingredients for anything but baking, but there’s always the first time for everything. Another silly question — what exactly, is Roti? I’m thinking a bread, and if so, do you have a recipe for that? As long as it can be mixed in the bread maker I can make it. Baking or frying it is easy as long as the breadmaker can do the kneading for me.
    Bus will be here soon to take me to the grocery so I have to start getting ready, Peace and Hugs, Angie.

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    February 25, 2016
    • hi dear, I think it would freeze fine but do not know! It should. roti is bread I have it on the blog. It needs flour, water salt, very basic! hugs

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      February 25, 2016
  10. Chicken curry looks delicious..We make a similar gravy with mutton and potatoes…

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    February 25, 2016
  11. I love curry Lynn and your dish looks delicious! What beautiful pictures, the close-up looks mouthwatering. What fun to have that memory with a dish that you still cook today!

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    February 25, 2016
  12. This looks very delicious and I really like the big amount of garlics πŸ˜€

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    February 25, 2016
  13. Yummy!! Looks good!!

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    February 25, 2016
  14. Lovely dish Lynn! I just love the yellow color turmeric lends to food!

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    February 25, 2016
  15. I love yellow curry chicken. I really like how you’ve trimmed the calories by eliminating or not using coconut milk in your families version of the dish.

    I have a Chinese version we like but I rarely make it because of all the calories. It uses coconut milk.

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    February 25, 2016
    • Well these ladies did not use anything other than this.Very basic dish with no other flavors. It is funny I never knew about coconut milk until very recently. A friend on the blog said she makes this exact dish with lamb and mutton, so maybe from a certain area? that sounds very good the chinese version!

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      February 25, 2016
      • The recipe I have is yummy. It also has carrots, and turnips in it along with the potatoes. It’s been a several years since I last made it.

        Seems like a very versatile dish if one can use lamb, and mutton too.

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        February 25, 2016
  16. I have never done much with curry. I need to expand our spice palette though. πŸ™‚

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    February 25, 2016
  17. Heartafire #

    This looks so yummy, I am a huge curry fan! delish!

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    February 25, 2016
  18. I enjoy curries too and your yellow curry would suit me just fine. I always use chicken breasts in a recipe like this because I have never been a fan of dark meat.

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    February 25, 2016
    • Yes me too and I am not good with the bones and trying to remove them etc. once it is cooked. So I just do this!

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      February 25, 2016
  19. This looks so wonderful and feel like I can almost smell it through the screen! I love curries with potatoes in them, especially.

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    February 25, 2016
  20. Looks and sounds delicious, Lynn! YUMMMM!!! Thanks for the recipe.

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    February 25, 2016
  21. Wonderful

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    February 25, 2016
  22. Oh my gosh that looks so good and those herbs are SO good for you too!!! Another great recipe! Thank you, Lynn! ❀

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    February 25, 2016
  23. Looks very good Lynn, thanks for the recipe. πŸ™‚

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    February 25, 2016
  24. OldCountryGirl #

    This looks incredible delicious!

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    February 25, 2016
  25. This looks great! Yum!

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    February 25, 2016
  26. Looks yummy!!

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    February 25, 2016
  27. Nice receipe…..all ingredients are well known to me….😊. Hope you’ re understand 😊☺️

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    February 25, 2016
  28. Yay..garlics. I use them too..quite an amount πŸ˜€

    It looks so yummy!!

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    February 25, 2016
  29. This looks so light and delicious! A satisfying meal for any occasion. Great flavors!

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    February 25, 2016
  30. Looks good but I’m not much of a curry fan.

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    February 25, 2016
  31. This is a delicious looking chicken curry, Lynn !! Love that vibrant yellow πŸ˜€

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    February 25, 2016
  32. Looms so delicious Lynn. ..love the flavors in there…:) πŸ™‚

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    February 25, 2016
  33. Kentucky Angel #

    Just checked out your recipes and printed the Roti, Fatyer-Cheese Bread and the Pita bread recipes. Love all types of bread, and especially love flat breads, so I’ll let my bread machine do the kneading for me and I can handle the rest. I love your recipes Lynn. Thanks for sending me there. Hugs, Angie

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    February 25, 2016
  34. omtatjuan3 #

    Yummy!

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    February 25, 2016
  35. Yum!

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    February 25, 2016
  36. It looks lovely and scrumptious! I’m a chicken breast kind of gal too! πŸ™‚ xoxo So nice of your neighbors to teach you all that.

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    February 25, 2016
  37. I love curry. The spicier the better. I love my granny’s curry the most! πŸ˜€

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    February 26, 2016
  38. As always your posts leaves me mouth watering! Wish we shared the same neighbourhood, then would get to sneak some delicious food from your kitchen πŸ˜‰

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    February 26, 2016
  39. That looks so good. I love such dishes. I am about to become your biggest fan, Lynn!

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    February 26, 2016
  40. Love the story, and this sounds like a great dish!

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    February 26, 2016
  41. This looks so delicious, dear sis! πŸ˜€

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    February 26, 2016
  42. I love yellow curry…the hotter the better…LOL I buy African yellow curry…its my favorite….love your recipe, tried it and I think I am changing to yours….got caught up with all you post…love the walk, thanks…and I enjoyed your cooking video….lemon makes such a nice ingredient with chicken…I use chicken breast and pumpkin and potatoes in the oven…..sometimes less is best as far as the spices….my husband loves chicken legs so will do him a batch….love the camels…they are such characters….enjoyed reviewing all your post about other bloggers….very interesting…and loved you answers to Cameron’s survey questions…..enjoy the weekend my friend hope your doing something fun….did you ever go to work???

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    February 26, 2016
  43. Looks amazing, Lynn!! You had me with all of those wonderful spices!! YUM!! β™₯

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    February 27, 2016
  44. Confession: I have never had curry before *gasp*

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    February 28, 2016
    • WHAT??? oh my gosh! haha I had not either until I met people from other countries. we were meat and potaotes!

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      February 28, 2016
  45. Wonderful recipe Lynz and thank you for sharing it and about your Indian friends πŸ™‚

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    February 29, 2016
  46. They taught you well, I see! A delicious tasty recipe! Yum!

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    March 1, 2016
  47. This curry looks amazing! I love all the spices you used πŸ™‚

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    March 3, 2016
  48. This recipe sounds familiar to me! I guess my mom adds peas and carrots too! What a lovely post Lynz! You have proved that you are a good learner along with a good teacher too!☺☺

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    March 3, 2016
  49. A nice combination os spices – would be great to try:-)

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    March 3, 2016

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