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20/08/2017

Curry Superfood

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Written by: Kathryn Danzey
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Gurpareet Bains is an Anglo Indian Chef, and claims to have created “The Worlds Healthiest Curry”! The Chicken and Blueberry Curry with Goji Berry Pilau Rice is full of some of the most potent Superfoods around.

Gurpareet claims that his spicy chicken curry can help the fight against cancer, as each serving contains the nutritional equivalent of 49 helpings of Spinach, 23 bunches of grapes or nine portions of Broccoli –  it has taken him 2 years to perfect the recipe!

Gurpareet is a nutritional therapist and Indian “Superfood” pioneer, he says that eating the curry just once a week could “deal a devastating blow” to the onset of cancers and other age related disease like Alzheimer’s.

High ORAC Levels

Each plateful of the curry contains 25,000 “ORAC” units ( Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)*– the scientific measurement of antioxidants in foods. Foods higher on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale have been proven to help in the prevention the onset of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Coronary heart disease and diabetes.

Gurpareet has researched the best natural Superfoods and calculated the exact quantities of each ingredient needed for “Optimum health results”. His finished curry is full of spices and fruits that have exceptional health benefits, and brimming full of antioxidants, anti-fungals, antivirals, analgesics, and antibacterials.

Antioxidant Rich Spices

Almost a quarter of antioxidant-rich foods are spices, this fact tends to be forgotten, an example is Tumeric, this is a powerful spice, and has high levels of antioxidants, this is always part of a curry. A single teaspoon of Cinnamon is the equivalent of two portions of grapes or a glass of fresh Pomegranate juice, so add some spice to your life!

The Recipe for Chicken Curry with Blueberries and Goji Berry Pilau (serves four)

Yoghurt Mixture Ingredients for Curry

  • 20g of chopped Coriander
  • 200g of fresh or frozen Blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly grated Ginger
  • 3/4 of a teaspoon of salt
  • 500g of low-fat Greek Yoghurt

Curry Ingredients

  • 4 cloves of chopped Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of Chilli Powder
  • 500g of chicken breast, cut into bit-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon of Garam Masala
  • extra Coriander

Pilau Rice Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • small sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon of Turmeric powder
  • 1 grated Carrot
  • 1 3/4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of Basmatti Rice
  • 1/2 tsp teaspoon of salt
  • 50g of Goji Berries
  • handful of peas

To Cook  the Curry

1. Blend 20g of chopped Coriander, 200g of fresh or frozen Blueberries, two tablespoons of freshly grated ginger, and 3/4 of a teaspoon of salt with 500g of low-fat Greek Yoghurt, and set aside.

2. Place four cloves of chopped Garlic into a saucepan with three tablespoons of Olive Oil and heat on a low-medium flame until the garlic starts to turn brown – this should take no longer than one or two minutes.

3. Add one teaspoon of turmeric, mix well and heat through for 20 seconds. Mix in two tablespoons of ground Cinnamon and one teaspoon of Chilli Powder and cook for 20 seconds.

4. Add 500g of chicken breast, cut into bit-sized pieces, and seal, stirring frequently.

5. Now pour the yoghurt mixture, mixing into the chicken, and bring to a simmer on a low heat.

6. Simmer for 10 minutes uncovered, stirring from time to time. Mix through one teaspoon of Garam Masala, garnish with extra Coriander.

To Cook the Pilau Rice

1. Place two teaspoons of Cumin Seeds and two tablespoons of Olive Oil into a saucepan and heat on a low-medium flame until the seeds begin to pop – this should take about 3 minutes.

2. Add one small sliced onion and cook until soft. Then add one teaspoon of Turmeric powder, stir and heat for 20 seconds. Add one grated carrot, and cook for two minutes.

3. In the meantime, boil 1 3/4 cups of water.

4. Place the onion mixture, one cup of Basmati rice, 1/2 tsp teaspoon salt and the boiling water into large microwaveable bowl and mix with a fork.

5. Cook uncovered in the microwave for 4 minutes (700w), 3 1/2 minutes (800w) or 3 minutes (900w).

6. Mix and cook for using the same guidelines as above, then cover and continue to cook using the same times as above.

7. Add 50g of Goji Berries and a handful of Peas and let stand covered for 10 minutes, then fluff the Pilau with a fork and serve.

For more information about Gurpareet and more Indian Superfood recipes –  check out his website.

* ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, and is used to measure the antioxidant capacities in a biological sample.  Many foods are now tested using this method and various berries , vegetables and fruits, most notably acai and reservatol rank highly.



About the Author

Kathryn Danzey
I have a passion to bring to you what really works in the beauty industry, from a moisturiser to the latest advanced treatment for anti ageing. After almost 4 decades in the industry I'm packed with info to share but never tire of looking for new things and would love you to share your experiences with us too. We're here to help you find that treatment or product that will make a change for you. Can't do without Moisturiser with sun protection, microdermabrasion and pedicures





 
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