Alternate ways to adjust spicy heat in Indian Dishes including Seafood Curry

Seafood curry

Adjust spicy heat in curries by using one of the following methods:

  • Adjust jalapeno according to desired taste: For mild taste, omit jalapeno. For mild to medium heat, use ½ small thumb sized jalapeno diced into small pieces. For extra spicy heat, use the entire pepper.
  • Adjust unsweetened Coconut milk in Seafood Curry: 1 can (14-16 oz) regular/lite (if milder taste is desired, add additional ¼- ½ cup)
  • Adjust heat by adding easy to make Yogurt Cucumber Raita - scroll down for recipe on this page.
Pork Riblets made with Grandma's Spicy Chicken Curry Mix

Courtesy of Alexis S. (Gibsonia, PA)

Pork Riblets

Hey Creative Foodie - This one's for you!!

Recipe: Follow the directions on the back of the packet for Grandma's Spicy Chicken Curry mix with the following alterations.

1. Marinate Pork Riblets with Spice Packet 1 as a dry rub for 45 mins. Then add yogurt and oil to the riblets and marinate for 2 hours.

2. Grill pork to lightly char them, then cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees in oven for 1 hour.

3. Remove foil and top riblets with Spice packet 2 sauce (sauce made per Grandma Spicy Chicken recipe); use red and yellow pepper instead of green pepper. 

4. Add 4 tablespoons of coconut milk to sauce.

5. Cook another 30 mins covered with foil. 

6. Remove from oven and squirt with lemon juice.

Serve and enjoy!!

Alexis brought this delicious dish over and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for this delicious recipe Alexis S.!! :-)


Yogurt Cucumber Raita
 A side dish to temper down spicy heat & compliments any Indian Food
Yogurt Cucumber Raita
My mom makes this simply delicious condiment to perfectly temper the heat of mouth watering spicy curries. Add a tablespoon or two of this condiment to the side of your dish and add to every bite. The flavors are just outstanding!!

Here is the recipe:
Use approximately 1 cup yogurt (plain, non-fat Stonyfield brand preferred), add salt taste along with the 1/4-1/2 cup of de-seeded cucumber (diced into small bits). That's it. 

There are of course more complex Raita's you can make with many more spices, but this simple and easy version is sure to delight you. It's one of my favorites.