For a dish to lift your spirits on a chilly day and provide a nutritional boost, try a curry. This versatile genre lends itself to winter as the spices warm you and the exotic flavours take you to faraway places.
As well as uplifting you, curries are packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that will boost your immune system and general health and wellbeing.
A traditional north Indian curry contains the base ingredients of onions, ginger, garlic, turmeric and red chilli.
Onion is remarkably high in vitamin C, which acts as a powerful antioxidant that protects your body from disease.
Ginger contains a bioactive compound called gingerol, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory (also a key feature of turmeric) that is believed to fight colds and flu.
And garlic will boost your immunity and protect you from colds and flu while red chilli peppers contain powerful amounts of vitamin A, which serve the same purpose of strengthening your immune system.
Many curries from Southeast Asia, such as Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, use coconut milk as a key ingredient. It’s believed to fight against bacteria and viruses, keeping you healthy during the winter months.
With all these nutrients combined in your tasty curry, you will get a boost to your immune system just right for winter as well as a taste hit! Check out our recipes to entice your taste buds and warm you through.
This curry is named after the karahi or flat open pot that it’s cooked in. You can enjoy it with a salad and flatbread or rice.
- Heat the oil in a large pan or a karahi if you have one over high heat. Add the chicken portions and cook until brown. Add the water, salt, cumin, ginger and garlic paste, red chilli powder and turmeric, and stir for around 30 seconds.
- Stir in the tomatoes and birdseye chillies. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for around 30 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink.
- Toss the cilantro leaves over the chicken and cook for another 30 seconds before serving.
This curry is so quick and easy to make yet tastes delicious. It’s sure to be a hit with all the family.
- Combine the coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce and chopped chilli pepper in a wok. Bring the ingredients to a simmer slowly over medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the shrimps. Cook uncovered and stir frequently until they are pink and cooked through (around 10 minutes).
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