Siliguri is a small Indian city in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, and International Needs is blessed to work with children and families in that area. Rice is a staple food in India, and families typically eat a rice dish twice a day with dal (lentils) and vegetables.
On special occasions, they eat chicken curry. Try a favorite dish from Siliguri and give this rice and chicken curry recipe a try! If you do, please take a picture and let us know how it turns out!
Rice and Chicken Curry Recipe
1 cup basmati rice
3 teaspoons canola oil
6 skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
2 cups finely chopped onions, (about 3 medium onions)
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons curry powder, preferably Madras
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), or to taste
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed (1 1/2 cups)
1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained