Thursday, 29 August 2013

Coconut Curry Chicken Patty

Independence Month!

 Finally I am getting a chance to post this amazing recipe.

I planned ahead, filmed and photographed all my recipes ahead of time, but then had no time to sit down and actually create the post. It’s been a long and adventurous week for me.  I went from Jamaica to California to New York. California was so beautiful, but I’m so tired. Never the less, I am determined to finish the Independence month right. It’s almost September and after this post I have one last post for you guys on Saturday, using my pineapple pickle that I made earlier this month.

So on to the patty, It’s the quintessential Jamaican lunch. The beef patty is to Jamaica what the hamburger is to America. Beef is the most sought after, however, Its sold in many varieties; beef and cheese, lobster, shrimp, chicken, veggie, soy, you name it you can make a patty with it. You might be familiar with a few of its relatives; its first cousin to the fried empanada and second cousin to the boiled ravioli. (Its amazing how similar foods from different cultures are) 

While my version might seem to be the typical curry chicken patty, the addition of coconut milk, raisins and cashews, is far from traditional, and so yummy! My boyfriend had just the filling for dinner with some coconut rice, actually he had the filling with rice for lunch, and dinner, and he had a patty. 

Ingredients: (Printable Recipe)


2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
3 tsp sugar'
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup cold butter

1/3 cup ice cold water
1/2 tsp vinegar
1 egg
2 tsp yellow food coloring 
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar


1 lb chicken breast (seasoned with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp AP seasoning and 1 tbls oil)
3 tbls oil
2 small shallots
1/2 scotch bonnet pepper
2 stalks scallion
3 tbs curry powder
1 tbls pimento
1 tsp thyme
1.5 cup cashew
1/3 cup raisins 
1 pack coconut milk powder
6 tbls water
1 tbls sugar
1 tsp oil

The crust is flaky and has the perfect texture. Coconut and curry make the perfect couple, and the addition of the raisins for sweetness and the cashews for a lovely crunch. Can’t beat that combo, very common in Indian cuisine. 

Greedy tips:

1. You can also add smoked paprika and garlic paste to the filling for extra flavor
2. If you use liquid coconut milk, omit the 6 tbls of water

Now its your turn...

Xoxo Greedygirl