Curry in a Hurry – Lawrence

Today, I stopped by the new location of Curry in a Hurry on the outskirts of Downtown Lawrence.  We’ve been hearing a lot about it through the Journal World and local twitter users and Josh really wanted to try it.  I had the day off of work for a doctor’s appointment and had some errands to run, so I stopped by on my way home.

The setup is like nothing I’ve seen before in a restaurant.  Sammi has a buffet-style setup where all of the curries are pre-packaged in to-go containers and you just select which variety of curry you would like, grab a container of rice and any side items that you’d like (I grabbed naan bread, but there were at least two other items that I didn’t pick up) and take your selections to the register to check out.  I chose the chicken curry and rice for Josh (and unfortunately, he ate it all before I could get a photo) but Sammi was also offering pea and potato curry today.

The store has also been converted into a small storefront convenience store with candies, sodas, cigarettes and other convenience store items.  It’s definitely a unique addition to Downtown Lawrence.

Josh thought that the curry has some great flavors and that it was very good.  We hadn’t tried Sammi’s curry before, when he was working out of the Shell gas station near 19th & Mass but people have raved about his set-up for quite some time.  I know his true fans are delighted to have him back with his curry in a hurry.  I also know that we will be back to visit Sammi and see what kind of variety he will bring to Indian cuisine in Lawrence.  We’re definitely looking forward to it.

Curry in a Hurry is located at 1111 Massachusetts Street in Downtown Lawrence, KS.

Crock Pot Indian Chicken

Eh, I’ve definitely had better.  I made the mistake of adding the rice to the crock pot rather than cooking it separately and it didn’t turn out well.  I also added extra tomatoes because one "normal" (14.5 oz) can of tomatoes didn’t seem to make enough liquid to properly cook anything, let alone 3 big chicken breasts.  The last thing I would want is for dinner to be smoldering while I’m at work and for Josh to have to deal with it. 

Honestly, I don’t know how good this would have been even without the rice fiasco.  It didn’t have much flavor and I much prefer my other Indian chicken recipe.  This one won’t be on the menu again.  Ick!

Crock Pot Indian Chicken
Makes 4 servings – 6 WW Points each

3 cups cooked rice
frozen chicken pieces–enough to feed 4 grownups
1 can tomatoes (drained)
1/2 diced onion
1/2 t ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t ground coriander
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1 t garam masala 
1/2 cup plain non fat yogurt

Put your chicken pieces into the crockpot and add the can of tomatoes and all of the spices.

Don’t add the yogurt yet.

Cook on low 8 hours.

30 minutes before serving, stir in the yogurt, and taste.