LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Indian food. Unfortunately it’s not the other half’s favourite, but I kid you not, the first surprise when I became a SW member was that fat free curries are equally as delicious! So now when I flick through charity shops’ books, I can never resist a cookbook like Fat-Free Indian by Husain & Kanani. At first glance, it looks rather dated, but don’t let that put you off; it’s got the best index of recipes compared to my other ones. And I’m even more determined, seeing 2016 as a fresh start to add more recipes to my list.
I’ve said it time and time again, I rarely order anything other than a Bhuna when getting a takeaway, but at home I don’t like to cook the same thing too often. How else can learn new things, eh? Variety, people! So I took a chance on a and slightly adapted their Chicken Jalfrezi and it is yummy (better still, it’s quite quick), so here it is if you’re looking for something different to try too.
(Serves 2 large portions, 4 smaller portions)
400g skinned chicken breast (cut in to smallish bite size pieces)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 diced onion
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
1 tbsp curry powder
1/4 tsp mild chilli powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tbsp water
400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp of dried coriander leaf
- Spray a large frying pan with frylight and gently fry the cumin seeds for 3 minutes until starting to smoke gently.
- Now add all the vegetables and saute until the onions have softened.
- Add all of the spices and salt (hold back the coriander leaf) and cook for another two minutes, then add the chicken and 1 tbsp of the water, place a lid on top and cook on a medium to low heat for a further 10 minutes.
- Then pour in the tomatoes, stir in the remaining coriander amd 1 tbsp of water and replace lid to cook for a final 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
We enjoyed ours with syn free egg friend rice and tasted far better than some of the SW curries from the free recipe leaflets you can pick up at group. Thumbs up from us!
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