Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Coconut Curry Chilli

I found this recipe online when I was looking for ground turkey recipes.  I really love ground turkey and substitute it in my stroganoff and chilli.  So when I found this recipe  I was excited.  It was a interesting and intriguing recipe.  

Coconut Curry Chilli.  It even sounds weird.  But if I can interest you into making this recipe you will be surprised and delighted with the result!  

What You'll Need
1 lb lean ground turkey 
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup water
2 cans tomato soup
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup mango chutney
3 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup coconut milk, divided

(I'm sorry that I don't have step by step photos-I honestly didn't think this was going to turn out well so I passed on the photos.  But the next time I make it I will update this post-I promise)

So first you're gonna brown your turkey in a skillet.  While you're doing that, combine the garlic, tomato soup and water in a Dutch Oven and bring to a boil.  Add the browned turkey to the pot and return the mix to a boil and then lower the heat to medium.  Add in the chickpeas, kidney beans, carrot, chutney (I used closer to 1/2 a cup of chutney because I LOVE it), curry powder, onion powder (I used onion salt) and bring the pot to a simmer.  Cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes.

Now as we all know, the key to good chilli, even more so to good curry is slow cooking for a long time.  So you will need some time; grab a book.  

After 15 minutes stir in 1/4 cup of coconut milk, cover the pot and continue to simmer another 15 minutes.  Pour the remaining 1/4 cup coconut milk into the chilli, stir, and simmer for another 30 minutes.

I served this over coconut steamed rice.  You already opened the can of coconut milk, and you don't need it all for the recipe, so put it in the rice instead of the full water amount!  
It's the best!

While I was making this I never thought "this is a cool chilli recipe".  It definitely felt more like a traditional curry, even though the ingredients maybe aren't that traditional.  You could also serve it straight up with some naan bread.  Anyway you eat it, it's freakin' delicious.

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Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Ooh, I have never considered making a curry chili. I bet it is delicious.

Marlene said...

Just dropping by to say thank you for sharing this great recipe on Foodie Friends Friday.
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