Inspired by Symmetra

Symmetra’s Hyderabadi Curry

According to the Overwatch lore, Symmetra grew up in Hyderabad, so it seemed fitting that I use that as inspiration for her meal.
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

45 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Symmetra’s Hyderabadi Curry

Symmetra utilizes her light-bending Photon Projector to dispatch adversaries, shield her associates, construct teleportation pads and deploy particle-blasting Sentry Turrets. Symmetra literally bends reality. By manipulating hard-light constructs, she crafts the world as she wishes it to be, in hopes of engineering a perfect society.

Symmetra believes her actions serve the greater good in society, though there are times when she wonders whether the control and order she desires are truly best for humanity. Symmetra is on the autism spectrum; she has demonstrated traits associated with the condition such as having trouble with social interactions, suffering from sensory overload and preferring environments that are structured and harmonious. While Symmetra does not hesitate to carry out missions of dubious morality for her company (such as digging up blackmail material to sabotage competitors), she dislikes killing and only resorts to lethal force if she has to.

Ingredients

400g Chicken (chopped)
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Green Cardamom Pods
1 Bay Leaf
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Clove
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tbsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Chilli Powder
0.5 tsp Turmeric
2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
50ml Water
100g Cashew Nuts (soaked in warm water)
Salt
Coriander (to garnish)
25g Cashew Nuts (chopped for garnish)
Chapattis (to serve)

Symmetra is currently one of my favourite heroes. I’m not very good at one-on-one combat in Overwatch and struggle up close and personal so recently I’ve gotten into the sniper and turret characters. Symmetra’s rework has allowed us to throw turrets at surfaces instead of being within a specific range. Whilst they’ve been reduced from 6 to 3, they are still very powerful.

Symmetra’s ult may not seem as powerful as other characters. Providing a shield wall that spans across the whole map stops enemy bullets and projectiles from passing through. Whilst it’s easy to just walk through and attack, the shield can work in partner with the turrets, acting as an annoying barrier between turret and character. As the turret attacks, it slows the enemy team therefore pushing back the character from destroying them.

I picked a Hyderabadi curry for Symmetra as it coincides with her lore. Having grown up in Hyderabad, India meant I could easily use this curry base as my inspiration for Symmetra.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Mix the yogurt with the chilli powder and turmeric in a bowl and set aside. Add the 100g cashew nuts, garlic, ginger and 100ml of the cashew nut water to a food processor to create a paste. Set aside.
Step 2
In a large saucepan heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and stir for an extra 5 minutes.
Step 3
Add the yogurt spice mix to coat the chicken pieces. Fry for 2 minutes then add the 50ml of water and season with salt. Simmer over a low heat for 20 minutes with the lid on, stirring halfway through.
Step 4
Add the cashew nut paste and simmer for a further 5 minutes over the low heat stirring continuously. Garnish with coriander leaf and cashew nuts and serve with chapattis.

Symmetra's Hyderabadi Curry

According to the Overwatch lore, Symmetra grew up in Hyderabad, so it seemed fitting that I use that as inspiration for her meal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Lidded Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g Chicken chopped
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Green Cardamom Pods
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Clove
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 0.5 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsp Greek Yogurt
  • 50 ml Water
  • 100 g Cashew Nuts soaked in warm water
  • Salt
  • Coriander to garnish
  • 25 g Cashew Nuts chopped for garnish
  • Chapattis to serve

Instructions
 

  • Mix the yogurt with the chilli powder and turmeric in a bowl and set aside. Add the 100g cashew nuts, garlic, ginger and 100ml of the cashew nut water to a food processor to create a paste. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and stir for an extra 5 minutes.
  • Add the yogurt spice mix to coat the chicken pieces. Fry for 2 minutes then add the 50ml of water and season with salt. Simmer over a low heat for 20 minutes with the lid on, stirring halfway through.
  • Add the cashew nut paste and simmer for a further 5 minutes over the low heat stirring continuously. Garnish with coriander leaf and cashew nuts and serve with chapattis.
Keyword Overwatch, Symmetra

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