Recipe: Uncle Tristan's mild mango chicken curry



✦ Heat 3 tbsp of the oil in a large, heavy- based saucepan over a low heat and sweat the onion until translucent. Add the remaining oil along with the chilli, garlic and ginger; cook for 2 minutes, stirring.

✦ Add the curry powder, salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute and keep stirring. Increase the heat to medium, add the chopped tomatoes and cook for around 10 minutes, until the sauce has reduced and thickened.

✦ Stir in the tomato ketchup, peanut butter and 1 tsp of the mango syrup; keep cooking until the sauce turns into a thick paste. Then, if you are using raw chicken, add it now and stir into the sauce.

✦ Cook for 5 minutes to coat the chicken and seal in the juices. If you are using
chicken leftovers, put the chicken into the mixture and go straight to the next stage.

✦ Add the coconut milk, turn up the heat until the sauce starts to bubble, then reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes until the curry is a creamy consistency. If the sauce is becoming too thick, add a little more mango syrup. Alternatively, add water if you feel the curry is becoming too sweet.

✦ Chop and stir in the mango slices and simmer for another 2 minutes. Stir in half the chopped coriander and season with salt and black pepper to taste.

✦ Serve with the remaining coriander and a dollop of yogurt if you wish, accompanied by a wedge of lime and basmati rice or flatbread.

Serves 4-6
4 tbsp vegetable oil

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 red chilli pepper, deseeded and finely diced

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1cm piece fresh ginger finely chopped

1 tbsp mild curry powder

1 tsp salt

Lots of black pepper

400g tin of chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato ketchup

1 tsp peanut butter

400g tin of mango slices, syrup drained and reserved

800g cooked or raw chicken, chopped into bite-sized chunks

250ml coconut milk

Handful of coriander, chopped

Yogurt, to serve

Tip: To make this palatable to kids who aren't keen on spicy food, leave out the red chilli and make sure you are using mild curry powder.

Recipe courtesy of: The Crumbs Family Cookbook

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