So I have turned to foods that I can just leave to slow cook, or that doesn’t require standing for long periods of time.
For the Jollof rice, I have fried 1 onion until soft, added 2 tablespoons of tomato purée, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon of paprik, some salt and pepper, a little bit over 1.5 cups of chicken stock and when the chicken stock is bubbling away hot, add one cup of long grain rice, and cook if on minimum fire for about 10-15min – make sure you keep an eye on the rice so it doesn’t burn.
For the curry, I fried some 1 onion, 6 closes of garlic and a bit of minced ginger – once the onions are soft, I have browned the chicken thighs (boneless) in the same pan – I like using chicken thighs because they are so nice and moist.
Once the chicken is brown, add 3 tablespoons of garam masala, 1.5 tablespoons cayenne pepper, 3 tablespoons of tomato purée – you can also use tinned tomatoes if you want – and half a cup of chicken stock. Let it slow cook until the sauce gets thick.
Once the curry is ready, I’ve added a bit of the curry sauce to some plain yoghurt. It is equally delicious without the yoghurt sauce.
I hope you’ll try this and let me know how it turns out!