Hi, Ray here again.
I was looking through the range of Curry Focus recipes and spotted one amongst the chicken curry recipes that I hadn’t made before. It was the Chicken and Potato curry recipe. It looked very easy to make. In fact, it looked pretty basic altogether.
Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try. I like curries with potato in them so how bad could it be?
It really is an easy recipe to follow with only 8 ingredients to worry about.
I was a bit worried when I added the onion, chicken, potato, spinach and curry powder to the frying pan because this is a massive amount of food. It was a good job that I have a very large frying pan but, even so, I had to stir the ingredients very carefully to stop them from spilling out of the frying pan.
The contents of the frying were a bit more manageable once the spinach had reduced in size and it wasn’t too long before the final simmer was underway.
The dinner guests arrived just as the rice was going into the microwave and it wasn’t too long before I was serving up the Chicken and Potato Curry on a bed of basmati rice.
And what was the overall verdict? Disappointing.
There was a lot of liquid in the frying pan and the curry was a bit bland which was hardly surprising considering that the only spice in the curry was curry powder. The curry would probably have benefited from the addition of a few of the more common curry ingredients and spices, such as garlic, ginger, cardamom, cumin and turmeric.
Anyway, I followed the recipe as given. The chicken and potatoes were well cooked and there was a lovely mint taste to enjoy.
All in all, the general feeling was that there was “something missing” and I agree with this sentiment.
The curry received an average taste score of 6.5 out of 10 with a spice/heat rating of “mild to medium”.
As I said earlier, this was a disappointing curry. It was pretty ordinary and could have used a few more tasty ingredients.