Inspired by an informal chat with my dear lovely neighbour about making curry in clay pots, I set up to experiment.
With no specific recipe or guidance, I started with soaking the clay pot.
I then prepared the onions, chicken, potatoes and masala in a pot as I usually do.
I threw this in the clay pot, added tomato sauce, tomato paste, a bit of yogurt and in a cold oven it went.
One hour later, baking in 425 oven, it looked like a beautiful view of the surface of Mars.
It was thick, spicy, and much flavourful then stove-top cooking.
To continue the twist on the originals, the clay pot curry was served with baked samosas along with my dear lovely neighbour's plum chutney.
And I continue to be deeply in love with my clay pot.