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This blog contains a selection of recipes from all over, in particular from Andalucía, Asia, England, Germany and the Mediterranean. Contributors include Rita Drechsler, Jovan Le Knorz, Madita Schröder, and Paul Whitelock, who are all members of the same extended Anglo-German family. Rita and Paul live in the Serranía de Ronda in Andalucía. Madita and Jovan live in Baden-Wuerttemberg, near Heilbronn, Germany.

Simon’s West Country Chicken Curry
Monday, January 30, 2023 @ 12:28 AM

This delicious medium curry has been developed and modified over several years. With influences from Asia and elsewhere, Simon reckons he’s now got it just right.



Ingredients (for two people):


2 chicken breasts cut into bitesize cubes

1 medium onion

2 cloves of garlic (crushed)

1 red pepper (sliced)

4 large button mushrooms (chopped)

½ tsp cumin powder

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp garam masala

½ tsp hot chilli powder

1 tsp tomato puree

3 tbsps mango chutney

1 heaped tsp Bisto gravy powder or similar

1 heaped tsp plain flour

1 chicken stock cube

a splash of white wine or dry sherry

150 g basmati rice




Stir fry the chicken cubes to seal the meat

Add onion, garlic and pepper

Sweat for 1-2 minutes

Add the spices and stir

Add tomato puree and cook for 1 minute

Mix the Bisto and flour into a paste and blend with ½l of water

Add the stock to the pan and bring to the boil

Crumble in the stock cube, stir the mix and reduce the heat

Boil the rice in water for 10-11 minutes

With 5 minutes to go, stir in the chopped mushrooms and mango chutney

Drain the rice and serve with poppadums or chapatis


Accompanying Drinks:


Water, dry cider, a golden ale or una cerveza tostada


©  Simon L Whitelock


About Simon Whitelock

Simon is a retired mechanical engineer who lives near Bristol, England, with wife Marilyn. They have three children and six grandchildren between them. Simon is widely travelled and has visited places as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, USA, Scandinavia, Tunisia, Morocco and a dozen countries in Europe. He is a keen motorcyclist, genealogist and amateur cook.






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