Cinnamon Curry Roasted Chicken with Tomato Yogurt Sauce

 
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Aja
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:11 pm    Post subject: Cinnamon Curry Roasted Chicken with Tomato Yogurt Sauce Reply with quote

Its been ages since i gave you all a recipe ....
I am cooking this today ....will post pictures when Done ....


Aromatic and full of flavor, cinnamon curry roasted chicken is complemented by a cool, silky tomato yogurt sauce. Round out this Indian-inspired meal with pappadam and a simple basmati rice.

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Servings: Serves 23
Ingredients
1 (4-pound) roasting chicken
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
3 green cardamom pods
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 head garlic cloves separated and unpeeled, plus 6 cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons finely grated ginger
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 shallots , unpeeled and quartered
3 sticks cinnamon
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt , at room temperature
2 tomatoes , seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Directions
To make chicken: Preheat oven to 450. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Place on a rack in a small roasting pan or baking dish. Set aside.

In a small frying pan over medium heat, combine cumin seeds, black peppercorns, coriander seeds and cardamom pods. Swirl until lightly toasted and fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly; grind using a mortar and pestle. (To save time, or if you don't have equipment, use preground spices and toast in pan 45 seconds.) Mix with curry powder, cinnamon and red pepper flakes.

Finely chop peeled garlic cloves and combine with ginger and olive oil in a small bowl. Rub mixture over entire chicken. Sprinkle with salt, then with spice mixture. Place unpeeled garlic, shallots and cinnamon sticks inside chicken cavity. Tie legs with kitchen string. Roast 30 minutes before basting with 1/2 cup chicken broth. Roast 20 minutes more, then baste with remaining 1/2 cup broth. Continue cooking until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife and meat is no longer pink, about 1 hour and 15 minutes total. Remove from oven and cool slightly.

To make sauce: Transfer juices from pan into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Slowly add in yogurt, stirring constantly with a whisk so yogurt doesn't curdle. Remove from heat. Add most of the tomatoes and cilantro, setting some aside to garnish top of chicken. Serve with sauce on side
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Aja
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG My house smells so good right now
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that sounds delicious - I've never really cooked with cinnamon before, but this sounds worth a go
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luke



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Location: by the sea

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds interesting. cinnamon isn't a spice i'd usually associate with something like curry, i only use it in cakes and that sort of thing - crumbles, banana toasties and milkshakes

i wish i could taste it, i quite fancy a curry now Smile
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Aja
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a bit worried about how this would turn out because i do not like sweet OMG ..It was Delish
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goodness, Aja, that looks lovely! How are the leftovers....or I guess a better question is, are there leftovers? ;)
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