Unlike take away indian food, here is a home cooked indian curry recipe. In Gujarati ( my mother tongue) a curry is actually called shak. Here is a shak my kids love!
1/2 Yellow pepper
1 Tbsp Oil
1/8 Tsp Rye
1/4 Tsp Cumin seeds (Jeeru)
Pinch of Hing
1 Tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
2 Tsp of Ground Cumin & coriander ( Dhana Jeeru)
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Sugar
1 cups water
1 Tbsp Ketchup
1 Tsp Lemon Juice
100g Basmati Rice
Onion up an onion and yellow pepper
Use about 250g of paneer, either store-bought or make some paneer ( see link)
Heat up the oil over medium heat until hot. Add the rye and cumin seeds ( they may sizzle and pop around) and a pinch of hing
Add the pepper, onion and paneer and stir, allow to cook for about a minute.
Add the ground coriander and cumin powder, chilli, turmeric, salt and sugar and stir well.
Blitz up 3 tomatoes or use 1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes.
Add the tomatoes and water to the shak.
Stir well and allow to cook for about 15 minutes. Mean while cook some plain basmati rice in water.
Add tomato purée, lemon juice and ketchup and simmer for a further 5 mins.
Drain the rice and rinse with water, this will remove any excess starch.
Give the shak a last stir and its ready!
Enjoy with rice or rotli
If you don’t like shak/curry too spicy then cut the chilli to 1/4 teaspoon.