Keto coconut curry

Keto coconut curry

This five-ingredient, high-protein keto curry is one of the easiest curries you’ll ever make, with all the deliciousness of an heirloom recipe by Sahil Makhija. If you have trouble finding curry leaves, lime leaves will work just as well.

Keto coconut curry

This five-ingredient, high-protein keto curry is one of the easiest curries you’ll ever make, with all the deliciousness of an heirloom recipe by Sahil Makhija. If you have trouble finding curry leaves, lime leaves will work just as well.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs 650 g chicken breast, cut into bite size pieceschicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 14 fl. oz. 425 ml coconut milk
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp fresh ginger, julienned
  • 15 15 curry leafcurry leaves or lime leaflime leaves
  • ½ cup (¼ oz.) 120 ml (8 g) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
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Instructions

  1. Prepare the chicken and the ginger. (To julienne is to cut into fine matchsticks.)
  2. Put a thick-bottomed saucepan or a wok on the stove and heat up the oil. You can use olive oil, but for an authentic taste, we recommend coconut oil.
  3. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add in the julienned ginger.
  4. Once the ginger is sizzling, add in the curry leaves. Careful! They’ll sizzle, so step away from the stove. Fry the leaves until they’re crisp.
  5. Add in the chicken and season generously with salt and black pepper. Let the chicken cook for a couple of minutes on high heat without touching it. The chicken should have a golden brown color on the outside.
  6. Add the coconut milk to the pot, then cover with a lid and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Take the lid off and taste the sauce. Add salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Spoon curry into a bowl and top it with chopped cilantro.

No curry leaves or lime leaves?

You can use lime zest and a bit of dried basil. Taste and adjust while the chicken is simmering.

Serving

This recipe is very nice as a soup, but you can also serve over cauliflower rice or with our Keto naan bread.

Diet Doctor’s recipe team has slightly adjusted this recipe to follow our guidelines. You’ll find the original recipe in Sahil's cookbook, "Keto Life".

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