Trini Curry Chicken: My Version | Taste of Trini

Trini Curry Chicken: My Version | Taste of Trini

If you know anything about the islands, you know that Curry is one of the few spices that our Indian Ancestors brought over here. This is why Curry chicken is so famous especially in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Jamaica and each country has their own unique way of preparing it.
This is the way I grew up cooking curry chicken and I wanted to share it with you.
Hope you enjoy it! This can be enjoyed by itself or with rice or roti.

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp canola oil

2 1/2 lbs of Chicken

1 cup of Caribbean Green Seasoning (https://youtu.be/fVTVnEQIdG0)

1 tsp of salt

Dash of black pepper

1 hot pepper, chopped (optional)

1 whole head of garlic (diced finely)

1/2 of a large onion chopped or a whole small or medium onion

4-5 curry or karapillai leaves

1 Tbsp madras curry powder

1 tsp amchar masala powder

1 tsp tumeric powder

1 tsp roasted ground geera (cumin)

Prep:

Clean and wash chicken with lemon, lime or vinegar.

Season it with 1/2 cup of green seasoning, 1 tsp salt and a dash of black pepper and leave it to marinate for a few hours. If you can’t leave it to marinate, that’s totally fine. You can use it right away.

Add the canola to your hot pan/pot. Add onion, pepper, garlic and karapillai leaves and saute for 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes, add curry and other spices into the pan. Stir it into the oil until it gets to a grainy texture. Add a little bit of water and let it simmer and cook. Let this mixture cook well. (Uncooked curry leads to an angry bowel and acid reflux) When this turns into a thick paste and starts sticking to the pan, add your chicken.
When the chicken is added, mix it well to coat each piece of that chicken with the yummy curry paste. Leave it on high heat to do its thing. It will release its natural juices at this point. Let it cook for about 10 minutes until it starts sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Now, add a few cups of water to cover the chicken. Now cover your pot/pan and leave it to cook for 30 mins.
Atfer 30 mins, remove the cover and add 1/2 cup of green seasoning to the pot. Now, let this reduce without the cover, until the gravy is at the consistency that you want. Some people prefer a thinner gravy while others prefer it thicker.
After about 15 mins of cooking now, add some salt to taste.
Enjoy! You can have this alone or with rice or roti.
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Love,

R.

Caribbean Green Seasoning Recipe:

Updated Green Seasoning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkLGr0PCu74&feature=youtu.be

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19 thoughts on “Trini Curry Chicken: My Version | Taste of Trini”

  1. Any reason for using Madras curry as opposed to another brand such as cariherb or duck and goat curry?

  2. how old are u. .or young are r u…you cook well, explain things well and have a grt knowledge of cuisine…but you look very young…

  3. Beautiful girl and love the way the video was presented perfect and like the time
    Prompts as these sometimes get missed on videos of this length ! Xx

  4. i don't know if you'll read this but, i just found out about your channel today lol, and the way you cook is very similar to the way we cook here in Vanuatu and Fiji, i love your channel it's simple, not to over the top, and your accent is so cute that you already got my attention from the moment you open your mouth ahah!
    When you add the chicken to the pot after heating up the onion and garlic, i thought you were gonna add potatoes as well, at least that's what i do! :)

  5. I used another recipe from someone else and I didn't like it at all. Yours was better!

  6. would you mind to upload the real ROTTI that is sold in each corner in Port Of Spain… in the central pàrk near by the zoo

  7. Hi..my parents are fromTrinidad , we are all born In the UK .. I've been looking for this recipe for 20years finally got the right ingredients from Trinidad on Amazon , so here's go,s, your cooking looks super …

  8. girl..uz ah boss! looking forward to a chatinge (jack fruit I think its called in the us) video

  9. Nadine Hospedales

    i don't have masala. my cumin is powder idk if its roasted and i have curry. does that matter? I live in texas

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