One Christmas Eve a few years back in Singapore, we had lunch at Banana Leaf Curry House, located in the neighborhood called Little India. It was an incredible meal, in part due to our first taste of chicken liver curry. Now, we know not everyone is a chicken liver fancier, and that’s fine by us. But for those few who both love chicken livers and Indian food, we have a find to share with you.
Out of a small, inexpensive box comes what may be the Indian version of Hamburger Helper. Shan is a company that makes many similar items, spice mixes to speed up preparation of things like kebabs and biryanis, curries and tandoori. The Liver Curry Mix caught our eye, and it’s now a permanent fixture in our kitchen cabinet.
Although the recipe on the back calls for a full cup of oil, ghee or butter, Ann cuts it waaay back to about 3 tablespoons. The results are pungent from the fenugreek in the spice mixture, and quite, quite spicy on the heat meter. (The hesitant may want to use half a packet, perhaps less.) There’s even a recipe on the back to use the seasoning with some already-cooked lentils.
We found it at Global Foods, always a treasure trove of interesting stuff, for about $1. This may not be the version from the Banana Leaf Curry House, but it’s awfully good.
Shan Liver Curry Mix
Global Foods Market