Chicken Curry Side Dishes to Enhance Your Meal
You may be wondering what you can use as Indian side dishes for the most delicious chicken curry you have prepared. Below are the best ideas of meals that you can serve with your main dish. Some of the best side dishes to go along with the curry main course are dishes with mild flavors. This will help enhance the flavors of the curry dish.
The delicious flavor of curry needs to be the main flavor of your dishes. There are some traditional sides that go along with curry, and you may want to prepare one or more of these. If you are having an Indian feast, make sure to prepare some of the traditional sides. A great advantage to preparing curry at home is that you can easily make it gluten-free.
Mashed potatoes are an easy-to-cook meal and don’t take long before becoming ready. You can prepare the normal potatoes for your egg curry, but mashed ones are preferable. The difference is that mashed ones are meant to be creamy and fine.
Mashed potatoes, garlic, milk, cheese, butter, and salt
First, you have to peel your potatoes, depending on the number of people you are serving or how much food you need. Cut the potatoes into chunks to allow for even cooking. Some of you might prefer cooking them whole, but those cut in chunks are much better to save on the cooking time. After cutting, you need to wash them, transfer them into a cooking pot, and add some water for boiling. You will then need to boil the potatoes. Keep a close eye while cooking to avoid having overcooked potatoes.
That can take up to 20 minutes or more depending on the type of potato you use. You can then drain the excess water to leave them dry.
The third step is to prepare your mixture of milk and butter. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the mixture, stir it, and leave it aside until it’s time to use it.
You then pan-dry the boiled potatoes with low heat. After that, mash your potatoes to the consistency you prefer. First, pour half the butter mixture over the potatoes during the process, then stir. After mixing it evenly, add the remaining mixture. Add the cheese the same way as you stir until perfect consistency is achieved. You can then taste your final product and season by adding extra salt to taste. Serve the dish while warm.
Easy Naan Bread is a great flatbread that can be a wonderful accompaniment to chicken curry. It takes only up to 10 minutes to prepare. Besides, preparing it does not require a lot of ingredients. This delicious flatbread covered in garlic butter or stuffed with coconut and raisins is an excellent side dish to accompany your main meal.
It is easy to find and make recipes for traditional flatbread such as Nann and Roti.
Baking soda, wheat flour, yogurt, garlic
First, you will need to mix the baking soda and flour in a large bowl, then mix the yogurt with a spatula. Pull the mixture together with your hands to prepare the dough. After creating a smooth ball, put it on a board sprinkled with flour to prevent the dough from sticking on the surface. Make a smooth ball by cutting the dough. Cut into a preferable number and roll them thinly.
Heat the frying pan over medium heat and while doing so, melt the butter and mix it with crushed garlic and sea salt. I actually prefer to use a cast-iron skillet for this. You will then have to coat the rolled-out dough with the mixture on one side and place it on the frying pan. Let it cook for about three minutes. Repeat this for the remaining pieces, and your food will be ready to serve.
A samosa is a savory triangular pastry cooked in vegetable oil and filled with spicy veggies or beef. Additionally, spiced potato filling makes samosa a great appetizer or side dish.
When making samosas, you have to prepare the fillings and the pastry. For the fillings, you will need the following; vegetable oil, onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, peas, vegetable stock, and any preferable spices,
The following ingredients are essential; wheat flour, vegetable oil, and seasoning salt.
For the filling preparation, chop onions and place them in hot oil in a pan. You can add your preferred spices to the garlic and chopped onions mixture. Let them fry for up to 8 minutes, and then add the vegetable stock and salt. Cover the pan and simmer for 20-25 minutes when fully cooked. Let it cool as you prepare the pastry.
Prepare the dough by mixing flour with salt and some water for the pastry. Add some vegetable oil to it as you pull it together to make it firm. Prepare balls from the dough and roll out each into circular shapes. You then cut out the circles equally into two.
Put little water on the edges of the halflings and create cone shapes from them. Put a tablespoonful of the fillings into the cone-shaped pastry and seal it by pressing on the damp edges.
As you prepare them, heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan at 120c, deep fry them until they turn out golden brown and crispy. Drain the extra oil after using the kitchen papers and serve them with your curry.
If you are not sure about how you can prepare the curry, visit the linked site for an easy chicken curry recipe.
Traditional Authentic Sides
Aloo Gobi is a traditional dish that makes a wonderful side dish instead of just plain basmati rice. This excellent side dish translates literally as potato cauliflower. Aloo=potato and gobi=cauliflower. This dish is made with garam masala, red chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric. Not only is this dish flavorful, but with the addition of turmeric, it also can help to reduce inflammation in the body.
Another delicious side dish is cucumber Raita which acts as a palate cleanser. While Raita can be made with cooked vegetables and even fruit, a cucumber dish is light and refreshing. It is helpful in cooling off the heat from spicy curry. The coolness of the cucumbers and yogurt is wonderful against the spiciness of the curry. It is an Indian yogurt-based dish similar to Greek Tzatziki. However, Raita is made with plain yogurt, and tzatziki is made with Greek yogurt. The thicker Greek yogurt produces a thicker end product too.
Onion Bhajis is a British curry dish. It is also referred to as Onion Pakora, Kanda Bhajia, Kanda bhaji, and pyaz ke pakode. This fried onion appetizer can be made with chickpea flour, turmeric, cumin, and/or chili peppers or powder. These can be eaten as a snack or before any main Indian dish. In fact, Bhajis are popular Indian snacks found in Indian street food trucks.
Bihari Green Beans Masala
This Indian dish uses green beans with added spices in coconut milk and lime juice sauce. While it is a simple dish, it does require fresh string beans as the main ingredient.
Working in the flavor of mint will really enhance your curry. Try a Mint Chutney with has garlic, green chilies, lemon juice, and coriander for a wonderful flavor. Additionally, mint leaves on the side, or mixed with the creaminess of avocado salsa will be quite popular.
Blends of spices also help to enhance flavors. Use spices such as coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper, cloves, garlic, fenugreek, fennel, cardamom, saffron, cumin, mustard seeds, or garam masala – literally translated hot spice and is a blend of spices including cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, and coriander. Adding these spices to traditional American side dishes gives you a touch of Indian cuisine without overpowering your family. It may take a while to get adjusted to eating foods with different spices if your family is not used to these types of dishes.
Apart from the few dishes mentioned above, more others like coconut rice can still serve the purpose. Do not have a boring dish when you can prepare an accompaniment to enjoy the meal. Prepare a delicious and healthy meal for you and your family using the recipes above. Each time you make curry, try a different side to get a different flavor and enjoy some of the vibrant colors of Indian food. While your dishes may not be actually authentic Indian cuisine, you will get a hint of the culture and flavors celebrated in Indian.
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