A simple weeknight curry finished within the air fryer. We simply add within the elements at totally different phases and all of it comes collectively superbly. Plus it is all prepared in half-hour!
I wish to serve this in a giant bowl sprinkled with contemporary coriander and chillies, alongside some naan bread or rice.
Rooster, peppers and onions cooked in a creamy coconut curry sauce. That is my straightforward recipe – utilizing curry paste to hurry up the method.
Yep, the air fryer would not have for use just for dry meals. You may make saucy meals too. You simply want one extra piece of kit – a cake barrel insert (extra on this later).
The peppers and onions get barely charred when cooking within the air fryer, which provides a stunning additional flavour dimension.
📋 What do we’d like?
- Curry Paste – I take advantage of a balti paste – which is medium warmth. You possibly can exchange together with your favorite Indian curry paste.
- Tomato puree – this is similar as tomato paste when you’re within the US
- Coconut milk – use full fats, as it will forestall the sauce from splitting.
📺 Watch find out how to make it
Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this publish.
👩🍳PRO TIP I wish to air fry just a few inexperienced Thai chillies for a couple of minutes (simply till they begin to blister) to function a topping.
Air Fryer Cake Barrel
- The important thing to creating saucy recipes within the air fryer is to make use of a cake barrel with a deal with that’s appropriate in your air fryer.
- You will have to measure the within diameter of your air fryer basket to determine which dimension cake barrel will suit your air fryer.
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- This dimension tin is giant sufficient to make a medium-sized curry that serves 4 individuals (a couple of cup and a half per particular person).
- Do not forget, whenever you’re lifting the cake barrel out of the air fryer, the deal with might be scorching! So be sure you use a tea towel to guard your fingers.
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Air Fryer Rooster Curry
Rooster, peppers and onions cooked in a creamy coconut curry sauce – this straightforward curry is made utterly within the air fryer. It is all prepared in lower than half-hour!
You will want a cake barrel insert in your air fryer for this recipe. See publish for particulars on this.
If you would like to serve the curry topped with the burned birds-eye chillies, place the chillies within the air fryer basket and air fry for 3-4 minutes at 200c/400f, till beginning to blister (shake half-way by the cooking time). Then take away and put to 1 facet for later.
Add the oil to the air fryer cake-barrel, together with the chopped hen, onion and pink pepper. Sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper, then combine collectively to coat the hen and onion within the oil and seasoning.
1 tbsp sunflower oil or ghee, 2 hen breasts -, 1 giant onion, 1 pink bell pepper, Pinch of salt and pepper
Place the cake barrel within the airfryer basket and air fry for 10 minutes at 190c/375f, shaking the basket as soon as, midway by cooking.
Add within the curry paste, garlic and ginger. Stir collectively and place again within the airfryer for two minutes.
2 heaped tbsp of your favorite curry paste – I’m utilizing balti., 2 cloves garlic – minced, 2 tsp minced ginger
Add the crumbled inventory dice, tomato puree, passata and coconut milk. Stir collectively so every thing is mixed.
1 crumbled hen inventory dice, 2 tbsp tomato puree/paste, 300 ml 10.5 oz passata, 300 ml 10.5 oz tin full fats coconut milk
Place again within the air fryer for 10 minutes, stirring as soon as, midway by cooking.
Take away from the air fryer, stir once more. Examine that the sauce is piping scorching and the hen is cooked although (slice open a chunk of hen and guarantee it is now not pink within the center).
If you wish to thicken the sauce, stir within the cornflour slurry.
1 tbsp cornflour blended with 2 tbsp chilly water to make a slurry – *non-obligatory*
Serve on prime of rice, topped with contemporary coriander and chillies
Rice, Contemporary coriander, Air fried chillies (or use sliced contemporary chillies)
Notice 1: Do not wish to use curry paste?
In the event you want to not use curry paste, use a mix of 1 tbsp sunflower oil/ghee blended with 2 tbsp gentle curry powder (- go hotter when you want, 1 tbsp floor coriander, ½ tbsp floor cumin, 1 tsp paprika, ½ tsp floor cinnamon, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper)
Can I make it forward?
Sure, this recipe could be made forward, then cooled, lined and refrigerated for as much as 3 days.
Reheat in in a pan, over a medium warmth, stirring often, till piping scorching all through.
Alternatively, reheat within the air fryer utilizing the cake barrel, at 190c/375f for 10-12 minutes, stirring often, till piping scorching all through.
Can I freeze it?
Sure, make the recipe, then cool, cowl and freeze. Defrost in a single day within the fridge, then reheat, as per the make-ahead directions above.
- Swap the balti curry paste in your favorite. Korma and Tikka Masala sauce are nice when you prefer it gentle. Use Madras for a warmer curry.
- Add mushrooms, inexperienced beans and/or chunks of chopped tomato (add in concurrently the hen).
- Do not wish to use coconut milk? exchange the 300ml (10.5 floz) coconut milk with 160ml (⅔ cup) hen inventory plus 120ml (½ cup) double (heavy) cream.
Variety of servings
Utilizing a cake barrel means you’ll be able to solely get a lot liquid in there earlier than it overflows. The 8 inch tin makes sufficient curry to feed my household of 4. Sadly that is the utmost variety of servings you may get out of this recipe utilizing the air fryer.
Nonetheless, when you did wish to make a simple curry that serves extra individuals, this straightforward hen curry recipe (made in a pan, NOT the air fryer) is extra scaleable.
Dietary info is per portion (serves 4)
Energy: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 28gFats: 22gSaturated Fats: 17gPolyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 3gTrans Fats: 0.01gLdl cholesterol: 82mgSodium: 412mgPotassium: 1165mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1462IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 5mg
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