There are days when I get these sudden cravings for either Indian, Chinese or Mexican food. Not like real Chinese, Indian or Mexican, but the Americanized versions. This isn't that easy to replicate in Italy because a lot of the spices and herbs used for this type of cooking are not readily available. For example, I have never been able to find sour cream here (and I have searched high and low I tell you!), Finding tahini or taco shells or guacamole is not that easy. If you go to the larger stores you may find them but not at the local grocer that's for sure!
So I changed up some of the recipes I found for chicken curry and used what I had to make one of my favorite dishes and I'm happy to note that I was able to recreate it with the ingredients I had in my home.
The first thing I did was cut up about two chicken breasts into pieces. In a skillet heat about 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and add one medium chopped onion. Once the onion has become translucent add one minced garlic clove and heat for about 2 minutes. Now add the spices. I used 2 tablespoons of curry powder, a half teaspoon of cinnamon, and one teaspoon of hot paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. At this point my kitchen smelled like the most wonderful Indian Restaurant ever... (ok that's an exaggeration, but it did smell amazing!!)
Add the chicken and top with a half cup of plain yogurt. Mix everything together well and cook on medium heat for about 20 - 25 minutes. I added some parsley to garnish.
Then in a separate pot I boiled some white rice and served the curry chicken on top.
It was A-mazing to say the least!!