Indian Chicken Curry

Servings: Serves 4 to 6 people

Wine Varietal: Chardonnay

When Naveen invites Anna over for dinner in The Secret of the Nightingale Palace, he cooks an elaborate chicken curry. Standing in his cramped kitchen in small-town Indiana, he manages to reproduce the fragrance of India by pounding spices with a mortar and pestle. The recipe I’m offering here allows less-ambitious cooks to enjoy home-made curry, too. Though the preparation is less complicated, I think it offers comparably delicious results.