400 calories per serve
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 large brown onion chopped
1 tbs garlic paste
1 tbs ginger paste
1 large red chilli chopped finely
1 heaped tsp fenugreek seeds
800g chicken thigh fillets roughly chopped
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbs tomato puree
2 heaped tbs yoghurt
1. Using half the oil in a heavy base pan over medium heat, add the onions and cook for 8-10 minutes. Add ginger, garlic and chilli and cook for a further 3 -4 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a blender, add just enough water to turn the blades in the food processor. Blend into a paste. ( This is the curry paste).
2. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan, on medium heat add fenugreek seeds. Cook for 20 seconds then add the chicken pieces, cook until meat is sealed.
3. Add the ground spices, cook for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the curry paste, rinse out the blender with a little bit of water and add to the pan. (approx 3 tbs water). Cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add yoghurt and mix well, reduce heat to a simmer, place lid on pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
5. Season to taste.
I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.
I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.
I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.
I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.
Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!
So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.