Chicken curry was one of the first meals we attempted with an earlier version of OliveR. This recipe has only a few ingredients and normally requires a lot of stirring.
4 cups chopped onions
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cups chopped chicken thighs
2 tsp ginger / garlic paste
4 tsp corriander
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp turmeric
2 tsp garam masala
1/2 cup water
For prep we just chopped the onions and the chicken thighs. We measured out the spices here to save some time later.
Heated the oil. Dropped in the onions, set the heater to 7, stirrer to “mix,” and timer to 20 minutes. This would have been a good time to do something productive. Instead we had a beer and watched TV. When the timer was done the onions were translucent and the kitchen smelled amazing.
Using the same stirring profile and heat, we added the spices for 5 minutes. We then reduced heat to 5 and added the chicken and let it run for 35 min. Then we went back to the couch to catch the 2nd half of The Millionaire Matchmaker.
The finished product (which we ate with rice):
This came out better than if it had been cooked by hand! The meat was super tender – we think something about constant stirring over med / low heat causes meats to soften more than they normally would. The flavor could have been better – adding coconut milk or almond powder would have been a good way to make it more rich and tasty.
There was pretty minimal prep and we did have to be present a few times to add ingredients to the pot, but it was awesome having OliveR take over for almost a full hour of cooking time.