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Chicken Vindaloo

                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                             Chicken Vindaloo
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Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Poultry                          Indian
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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Paste Seasoning

   2      t             Cumin seeds, whole
   1      t             Peppercorns, black
   1      t             Cardamom seeds
                        - (3 in stick)
   1 1/2  t             Black mustard seeds,
                        - whole
   1      t             Fenugreek seeds,
                        - whole
   5      T             White wine vinegar
   1      t             Salt
   1      t             Cayenne pepper
   1      t             Brown sugar, light

Vindaloo Paste
  10      T             Vegetable oil
   2      lg            Yellow onions,
                        - peeled and cut
                        - into half-rings
   6      T             Water

Chicken Seasoning I
                        Ginger, fresh
                        - (1-inch cube)
                        - peeled and
                        - coarsely chopped
  10                    Garlic cloves,
                        - peeled and coarsely
                        - chopped (or less)

Chicken Seasoning II
   1      T             Coriander seeds, ground
     1/2  t             Turmeric, ground

   2      lb            Chicken breast
                        - (boneless) -- cut into
                        - bite-sized pieces

   8      oz            Tomato sauce
     1/2  lb            New potatoes,
                        - peeled and quartered

   Grind cumin seeds, black pepper, cardamom seeds, cinnamon, black mustard
   seeds and fenugreek seeds together in a spice grinder. In a small bowl,
   combine ground spices, vinegar, salt, cayenne pepper and brown sugar. Set

   Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.  Fry onions, stirring
   frequently, until they are a rich, dark brown. Remove onions with a slotted
   spoon and put them in a blender. Turn off the heat, but do not discard the
   oil.  Add about 3 T water (or more if necessary) to the onions and blend
   until you have a smooth paste. Add this onion paste to the spices in the
   bowl.  This mixture is the vindaloo paste.

   Put the ginger and garlic in a blender.  Add about 3 T water and blend
   until you have a smooth paste.

   Heat the remaining oil in the saucepan over medium heat.  When hot, add the
   ginger, garlic paste.  Stir until the paste browns slightly.  Add the
   coriander and turmeric.  Stir a few seconds.  Add the chicken, a little at
   a time, and brown lightly.

   Add the vindaloo paste, tomato sauce and potatoes to the chicken in the
   saucepan.  Stir and bring to a slight boil.  Cover the saucepan, reduce
   heat to low and simmer for about an hour, or until potatoes are tender.

   Serve over rice.

   *  Spicy chicken curry -- Nearly every Indian restaurant serves something
   that it calls Chicken Vindaloo, but the dish varies greatly from place to
   place. This recipe is a modification of a vindaloo recipe that appears in
   Madhur Jaffrey's "Indian Cooking" (Barron's 1983). I've attempted to
   approximate the Chicken Vindaloo served at The Tandoor Palace on Second
   Avenue in New York. Yield: serves 4-6.

   *  Don't undercook the onions.  They should be cooked until dark brown.  If
   the onion paste turns out gray rather than brown, then the onions were not
   cooked enough.

   *  This dish is very, very hot.  It may not seem so at first, but the
   spices have a cumulative effect that builds up over the course of the meal.

   : Difficulty:  moderate.
   : Time:  30 minutes preparation, 2 to 3 hours cooking.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   : Jim Mattson
   : University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, Calif., USA
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