Well, I took the plunge and attempted a curry. Amazingly enough it turned out fantastic and I'll definitely be making it again!
Beth's Chicken Curry
Makes 4-6 good sized servings
4 or more Tbsps yellow curry powder (I got mine from By the Pound, mild yellow curry powder)
2-3 Tbsp oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 carrots, large diced
1-2 chicken breasts, cubed
2/3 cup red lentils
A splash 1/2 tsp? Of coconut extract
2 cups chicken stock or 1 bouillon cube and 2 cups water
1/2-2/3 cup yogurt
1/2 cup milk
Several handfuls of frozen peas
In a dry pan toast the curry powder until fragrant.
Add in olive or other oil and stir. Add in diced onion and cook until slightly softened. Add in chopped carrots and stir to incorporate.
Start browning the chicken a handful or so at a time in the pan. Once finished browning mix in with the onions and carrots.
Add in the red lentils and chicken stock. Stir in the coconut extract.
Simmered a while until thick and the chicken is cooked through, add in the yogurt, milk and peas and cook until the peas are heated through - about 5 mins.
Serve with a HUGE bowl of rice and naan/pita bread. I cooked 2 + cups and it wasn't enough.
Lightly spicy and a bit sweet - didn't put any sugar in it, so it must have been already in the curry powder.
Kids loved it - once we got them to try it, both of them nearly cleaned their plates!!