Hot & Cold Cafe's Chef Makes Traditional Chicken Curry

      Reporter: Claudia Rupcich | Videographer: Brian Whitesell

      Watch ABC 13 News at 5 this week for more "Cooking Tips" featuring chefs involved in Lynchburg's Restaurant Week. We'll be talking to Geralds, Magnolia Foods, {}Hot & Cold Cafe,{}Catalano's and{}Waterstone Pizza.

      Hot and Cold Caf's Owner and Chef Uday Mukherjee gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how he makes his popular chicken curry dish.{}

      The India native uses almost a dozen spices, including a "secret" mix of spices for his curry. He also gave us his special tip: Throw some ketchup in there to add great flavor.

      See Hot & Cold Cafe's restaurant week menu{}and its regular menu.{}

      Here is Uday's Chicken Curry Recipe:

      1 onion, coarsely chopped

      2 garlic cloves

      1, 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

      canola oil & unsalted butter

      1 tablespoon ground coriander

      1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

      1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

      1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

      Pinch of ground cloves

      Pinch of ground cardamom

      1/4 teaspoon turmeric

      1 cup chopped fresh tomato

      4, 6-ounce chicken breast halves on the bone, skinned

      Salt to taste

      Garam masala, for sprinkling

      {}2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

      • In a food processor, add the garlic and ginger and process until they are finely chopped.
      • {}In a medium, enameled cast-iron casserole, heat the oil.{}
      • Add the chopped onions, coriander, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and cook over low heat until fragrant, about 1 minute.{}
      • Add the onion mixture and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture is golden brown, about 6 minutes.{}
      • Add the turmeric and tomato and simmer over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes until tender.
      • {}Transfer the chicken curry to a serving bowl.
      • {}Sprinkle garam masala on top, garnish with the cilantro and serve.
      • Serve with Basmati rice or paratha bread.