Chicken Coconut Curry (serves 4)

Chicken Coconut Curry by The Fat Foodie

Some time ago I’d been visiting my young granddaughter and needed to make her some dinner. Her Dad always has a brilliantly stocked pantry that’s full of herbs and spices and he’d also left plenty of healthy and nutritious ingredients in the fridge too, so after assessing what I had to play with I came up with this Chicken Coconut Curry.

This Chicken Coconut Curry was going to be served to a toddler therefore, it couldn’t be too spicy overall, so I made it a creamy and aromatic curry instead. It’s delicately flavoured with mild garam masala spice and toasted cumin seeds, all of which is enhanced by the warming effect of fresh ginger.

This Chicken Coconut Curry makes a delicious dairy-free alternative to traditional cream and ground almond-based kormas, but without the horrible effects it has for IBS sufferers. It’s light, fresh and very delicious.

Ingredients:

3 chicken breasts (diced)

1 tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsps garam masala

The seeds of 6 cardamom pods (husks discarded)

20g fresh minced ginger

30g green spring onion tips

60g mangetout (cut into bite-sized pieces)

100g tinned baby corn on the cobs (cut into bite-sized pieces)

240ml tinned coconut milk

160ml lactose-free cream or non-dairy cream

2 tbsps cornflour mixed into 2 tbsps cold water

1 low FODMAP chicken stock cube

Rice (to serve)

Method:

Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and add the spices and fry for 2-3 mins to release the aromas.

Add the diced chicken and fry for 6-8 mins before adding the coconut milk, cream, stock cube and vegetables. Simmer until the chicken is fully cooked.

Add the cornflour mixture and stir through until the sauce has thickened. Serve with boiled rice.

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FODMarket’s Balti Kit

Beef Balti by The Fat Foodie

I made this slow cooked Beef Balti because towards the end of last year I was contacted by https://fodmarket.co.uk/ to see if I would like to test a few of their low FODMAP products and review them on the blog. Obviously I was thrilled to be given the opportunity, so I jumped at the chance to request a Curry On Balti curry kit, a box of buckwheat flour, a gluten-free white loaf bread mix, and a gluten-free pizza base mix. They generously sent me these products and I couldn’t resist making the Beef Balti the following day!

In case you don’t know, a balti is an Indian curry which is said to originate from Birmingham and it can be made with any meat or seafood you fancy. Most baltis are generally cooked quite quickly in the style of a stir-fry, but I always think that beef responds well to being slow cooked, so I decided to let mine putter away in my slow cooker throughout the day.

This Curry On Balti kit from https://fodmarket.co.uk/ is low FODMAP, thanks to the absence of any onion or garlic, and is made from a blend of Sea Salt, Turmeric, Paprika, Ginger, Coriander, Chilli, Fenugreek Leaves, Cumin, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, and Cloves.

You might expect me to give a glowing review of this balti mix because I received the kit for free, but please believe me when I say without bias that this is probably one of the most authentic (and delicious) pre-blended spice kits I’ve ever cooked with. It has just the right levels of each spice it contains and is in no way overpowering. I thought the heat level was just right too, but you can add a bit more fresh or dried chilli to yours, if you like. Equally, you could serve some lactose-free natural yoghurt on the side to dampen the mild heat it contains too.

(I should also add that I’m not being paid for reviewing this product and I don’t have an affiliate link for this product with FODMarket either.)

I’d also like to mention that I loved the fact that the Curry On Balti kit is supplied with FODMAP-specific instructions which enable you to make your curry with FODMAP-safe levels of ingredients, such as tinned chopped tomatoes and chopped bell peppers.

If you’re in the market for really tasty spice mixes which are healthy and have no added ‘nasties’, such as preservatives, colours or flavourings, but are also delightfully low FODMAP then I would highly recommend these Curry On kits. (They also sell Jalfrezi, Korma, Tikka Masala and Pakora kits too.) As I’ve said, you can buy them from https://fodmarket.co.uk/ and they offer a flat delivery fee of £3.49 or free delivery with orders over £50. I think that’s pretty reasonable. If you do go ahead and buy yourself some I’d love to know what you think!

If you’d like some more low FODMAP curry recipes then why not try my recipes for:

Beef Keema: https://thefatfoodie.co.uk/2018/10/31/beef-keema-serves-4-6/

Saag Paneer: https://thefatfoodie.co.uk/2018/11/28/saag-paneer-serves-4/

Vietnamese Vegetable Curry: https://thefatfoodie.co.uk/2018/07/12/vietnamese-vegetable-curry-serve-4-6/

or Lamb Rendang: https://thefatfoodie.co.uk/2018/04/18/lamb-rendang-serves-6/

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Kedgeree (serves 2)

Kedgeree by The Fat Foodie

Kedgeree is a breakfast dish which originates from India and consists mainly of rice, smoked haddock and hard-boiled eggs which are infused with curry spices. It might sound like an odd choice to have for breakfast because, let’s be honest, not many of us would reach for rice and smoked haddock first thing in the morning, but trust me when I say that this is well worth making at least once, my friends! Continue reading Digiprove sealCopyright protected by Digiprove © 2018