2poundschicken breastschopped into bite size pieces
1/2tspground black pepper
In a large pan over medium high heat, heat the coconut oil. Add the onions and sauté for about 4 minutes until translucent.
While this is cooking, mix the 2 teaspoons of the garam masala, ground ginger, chill powder, and the curry powder together. Add this to the sautéed onions and cook for about 30 seconds.
Stir in the coconut milk tomato paste and the whole wheat flour, stirring for about 15 seconds to incorporate everything.
Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook together for about 5 minutes, allowing the mixture to thicken.
Add the chicken, covering it with the sauce. The chicken will reduce the flavouring of the sauce, so add the remaining garam masala and salt and pepper.
Bring the mixture to a boil one more time, and then reduce to medium heat for 8 minutes until the chicken has cooked.
Reduce the heat to simmer when the chicken has cooked, and allow to sit in the sauce for 10 more minutes to allow the flavours to soak into the chicken.
Garnish with parsley or cilantro and serve with basmati rice and homemade whole wheat naan .
Place rice in large non-stick pot and cover with cool water. Allow rice to soak 30 minutes to remove starch. Drain the rice through a large mesh strainer then rinse with cool water for 30 seconds to remove the excess starch. Also rinse out the pot.
Return the rice to the pot and add enough water to cover the rice by at least 1 inch. Cover and bring to a full boil on high heat, keeping a watch on the rice so that it doesn't boil over or begin to burn.
Remove the lid when the water has boiled and allow to boil for 2 minutes uncovered, checking the rice. Turn off the heat and drain the rice in a strainer. Pour the rice back into the pot and return it to the burner with the heat off.
Add the butter and the spices and salt. Turn to coat all for the rice. Cover and allow to sit 5-10 minutes - optional but makes such a big difference with flavour. Stir gently and serve.
Easily convert this recipe into a slow cooker by spraying the bottom of your slow cooker with cooking spray, and adding all the ingredients for the sauce first, mixing together, and then the chicken. Cook on medium for 5 hours.