This entire curry comes together in one pot .
And what's not to love about that ?
Hi , I'm , we're gonna make an easy yet delicious chicken curry .
People feel like to enjoy spices .
They have to cook a curry or a very involved recipe .
Instead of plain rice .
I love adding a touch of spice to rice with cinnamon and cardamom .
They add flavor and a wonderful aroma .
If we remove the cardamom before we serve the rice , I mean , if you're hard core , you can bite into it .
It's very peppery , minty and almost floral .
It's really amazing .
But I have bitten into one as a kid and I was like , what is that growing up in India ?
I ate this chicken curry all the time at my grandma's house .
I wanted to create a chicken curry without compromising on flavor or texture or any of that to make it more approachable for a busy home cook who wants to whip this up on a week night as for the whole family .
So there's just a host of spices to still give you that complexity .
But I might omit the cayenne pepper for my kids .
I'm always thinking about a few things when I'm feeding my family , I want to raise adventurous eaters .
So I'm always thinking , how can I pack flavor ?
How can I expand their palates ?
Exposure is key when it comes to kids , they say it takes exposures to a food and a visual exposure counts .
So even putting it on a plate if it doesn't get touched is an exposure .
So just keep exposing them and keep celebrating and they will catch on .
I'm also trying to nourish them .
So how can I make this healthy and nutritious ?
I did my phd in biomedical sciences at Harvard Medical School and my lab started to study spices in cancer .
And that got me really thinking about how all this ancient wisdom around spices is now being validated by modern medicine .
So one of the reasons I love this chicken curry is because it incorporates so many flavor packed and beneficial spices , the turmeric , the cumin , the coriander , all of these boost digestion .
They also have anti inflammatory properties .
They are antioxidants .
There's really a host of benefits .
So the fact that I can put on the table , this delicious curry that's also packed with benefits and color and flavor is just a really rewarding and fulfilling experience for me as a mom .
Oh yes .