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This dish was part of a Mexican feast that I served for lunch last weekend, and it was so good, I’m still salivating about it!!!!

So although it’s not ground breaking in any way, I’m sharing it for the sheer joy of it ??

It’s basically loaded nachos, but with sweet potato wedges instead of nacho chips.

I roasted some sweet potato wedges and laid them in a single layer on a large plate; I covered them with some of my mixed bean chilli, made with one of my homemade Mexican chilli sauces; then covered it all with a mixture of grated cheddar and Red Leicester cheeses. Chicken curry coconut milk recipe kerala That went in the oven for the cheese to melt, then I topped it all with jalapenos, chopped mild green chillies, chopped spring onion and soured cream.

I hope you’ve all had a great week and have a great weekend ahead.


Chicken curry coconut milk recipe indian Now, it’s Fiesta Friday time…!

I haven’t talked about my bread making on my blog for a while, although I share loaves regularly on Instagram, so I thought I’d post an update. Chicken tikka masala spice mix recipe I now make 3 loaves of sourdough bread every week for my son, Ben, plus 2 regular loaves for my husband, who doesn’t like sourdough. Tikka masala spice mix recipe I now have my method for producing sourdough loaves pretty fixed, and as Ben raves about the bread on a regular basis, I can only assume that I’m getting it right – for his tastes anyway!

I’ve also been playing with scoring the loaves, as you might notice!

It’s great fun! Let’s be honest, Ben doesn’t care about how it looks, that bits just for me ??

The basis of my standard loaf is formed from the overnight loaf recipes created and shared by Celia and Selma, with tweaks for my requirements. South indian chicken curry recipe coconut milk I’ve played around with various methods and flours and recipes in the past couple of years, but I always come back to this method, this is my failsafe, and when you need to produce bread regularly for breakfasts and school lunches, you need to know it works!

A key element for me is that I need a closer crumb than typical sourdough. Indian chicken curry recipe without coconut milk Artisan holes are great, but not for making sandwiches for school dinners. Low fat curry recipes chicken To achieve this, I have found that replacing some of the water with olive oil creates a softer tighter crumb and softer bread.

I keep my starter, Star, in the fridge, and every couple of days, I bring her up to room temperature, feed her equal amounts of flour and water, and once she’s bubbly and happy, I make up two lots of dough.

I follow the quantities in Selma’s recipe, linked above, but I replace 30g of the water with olive oil.

In two bowls I squidge two lots all of the ingredients together to a rough mix, so that the flour is completely mixed, cover the bowl with a plastic bag, and leave it for an hour.

After the hour, I fold and knead the dough in the bowl for a minute or so until it comes together and forms a smooth ball.

I then place the dough in bannetons sprinkled with rice flour to prevent sticking.

I cover the bannetons with plastic bags, and place them both in the fridge.

Sometimes they’re in the fridge for a night, sometimes for 4 days – the longer proving develops more flavour.

When I’m ready to bake one, I remove it from the fridge and allow it to come up to room temperature and prove for another couple of hours.

I heat the oven to 220c fan, and only when I’m ready to bake, I turn the dough out onto an baking tray, lined with parchment paper. Low fat curry recipes weight watchers If you turn the dough out too soon, it can spread.

I put the loaf in the oven, turn the temperature down to 200C fan, and bake for 20 minutes, then turn the oven down to 180C fan for another 25 minutes.

Then remove the loaf and cool completely on a rack before slicing. Low fat curry recipes bbc I usually bake my loaves the day before I need them to ensure that they are completely and utterly cooled.

Each of my loaves covers Ben’s breakfast and lunch for two days. Homemade tikka masala sauce recipe He loves it so much, I even made him a special loaf for his birthday earlier this month ??

I hope you’ve had a great week, enjoy your Friday and a visit to Fiesta Friday with Sarah and Liz…

There are some dishes that stay in your heart, that you never tire of…my marinated cauliflower is one of them…I made it again last week, and this time made my version with added chickpeas, and fell in love all over again!!! (I have to make it in small batches because I know I will eat the whole thing!)

I’ve learnt from each time I’ve cooked this dish, and I now know to cook it for longer than I did originally. Chicken curry recipe in hindi youtube I can’t tell you exactly how long though, I just keep a watch on it. Chicken curry recipe in hindi video If you can be patience and take it right to the edge, it will reward you with crunchy cauliflower and gorgeous chickpeas ??

I recently came across a ‘verbena harissa’ that sounded and looked interesting…so I read the ingredients and created a version of my own…

Look at all that green goodness! I think it worked well, I’m thoroughly enjoying eating it anyway.. Indian chicken curry recipe in hindi language My experimental recipe is below.

Yesterday I reheated some leftover roasted vegetables from our Sunday lunch, added some freekeh..

..then spooned over lots of my green concoction and drizzled with tahini..

OMG! Heavenly!! There literally aren’t the words to tell you how good it was!

Spices: equal amounts of cumin, coriander & caraway seeds and star anise, toasted, cooled and ground, then 2-3 tsp added to the mix, you can store any leftovers for future and other uses

Except for the peas, put everything into a blender and process it to a consistency you like

Spoon into a jar and store in the fridge overnight for the flavour to develop

To use: remove from the fridge an hour before use, stir well and use at will!

What do you think? I hope you think it looks as interesting as it tastes..I’m sharing this with everyone at this week’s Fiesta Friday, co hosted this week by Margy and Anugya..

I don’t eat crisps or chips (whatever you call them in your part of the globe) but if you’d like an alternative option to those fried potato morsels, give this a go, if you get the flavouring right, I’d challenge you to miss your usual crisps, and you’ll have a healthier version.

It all started with a big bag of raw coconut chips, which I toasted in the oven:

I laid the chips out in a single layer on my oven tray then put it in the oven at 180C. Chicken curry recipe in hindi To be honest, the oven could be set a bit lower and I think it would still have been fine. Chicken curry recipe in hindi language You really need to watch them, they toast very quickly so you need to stay on hand to take the tray out, move the chips around, then put the tray back in the oven and keep doing this until they’re all toasted how you want..

Whilst they’re warm, they remain soft. Chicken curry recipe in hindi pdf As they cool, they get nice and crispy, and they’re good just like that.

However, whilst they’re warm is the perfect time to toss them with your chosen flavouring, then leave them to crisp up and take on the spices.

…and (no individual photo) some with my barbecue spice mix from my previous post (which I’m very proud to say has been featured on this week’s Fiesta Friday picks).

They work REALLY well, if you like barbecue spiced crisps, this combination is a winner, the harissa ones are good too, and the chai spiced ones are a great addition to your breakfast. Chicken curry recipe in hindi sanjeev kapoor And if you don’t like coconut, don’t be put off, to be honest, you don’t really taste it!

I hope you like my creations, happy Friday and happy weekend!

If you buy any barbecue spice mixes or rubs or seasonings, they will include a smoky element, maybe a spicy element, usually a lot of salt, and pretty much always a HUGE amount of sugar. Spicy chicken curry recipe indian style That mix of flavours epitomises BBQ seasonings, and aids the caramelisation of whatever is being cooked with it.

If you search up recipes to make your own, you will find a similar story. Best chicken curry recipe indian style But by choosing to make your own, you can amend the recipe to suit your tastes and preferences. Chicken curry recipe north indian style If I make a barbecue based sauce or marinade for my boys, I will typically use honey or maple syrup, and I use a lot less than recipes suggest…I’ve never made a barbecue spice rub because I just couldn’t get my head round all that sugar, until now…

If you have seen my previous two posts, for my chilli cause and my salsa, you will have seen that I used ground freeze dried pineapple as the sweetnener. Chicken curry recipe south indian style It intrigued me whether this could be used in a spice mix in the same way, or would it just burn when cooked? Pineapple caramelises if you grill it, so what would the freeze dried version do?

Well, I’m here to tell you it works very well. Yellow curry chicken recipe without coconut milk So, I introduce MY BBQ spice mix…

The photo above shows the freeze dried pineapple as it comes, plus some that I’ve broken down, as well as the finished mix

I have so far used this spice mix to flavour a dip (very nice!), I used it as a rub on chicken which I grilled for the boys (thumbs up from both), and today I used it to roast some cauliflower…

I cut the florets into halves and quarters, drizzled with a bit of olive oil, sprinkled with a couple of teaspoons of the spice mix and mixed it all well. Curry recipes using cooked chicken I then roasted it at 200C (fan) until it was all nicely cooked and bit crunchy…

What looks like burnt bits isn’t, it didn’t taste burnt, merely crunchy and tasty. Recipe green curry paste I think if I’d cooked it any longer, it would have taken it too far.

4 tbsp ground freeze dried pineapple (for my tastes, I could happily use only 2 tablespoons, so you need to experiment)

I mixed it all and ground it to a fine mix, but you could keep it more textured if you wish.

The mix stores well in a sealed glass jar. Recipe for yellow curry sauce If it clumps together just break it up before you use it – any mix using garlic powder tends to clump as it’s quite moist.

The mix of flavours is so good, it’s still not as sweet as store bought mixes would be, because that’s my choice, but you could play with that. Thai kitchen green curry paste chicken recipe Do keep in mind that the pineapple is very sweet, so you may not need as much as you think.

I hope that everyone at this week’s Fiesta Friday like my creation ?? this week, the lovely Petra and Ai are co hosting, pop over and have a visit…happy weekend!

This entry was posted in Cauliflower, Dinner, Gluten Free, Healthy, Lunch, Roasted Vegetables, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian and tagged cooking, pineapple. Indian chicken curry recipe with potatoes feeeze dried pineapple, recipes on February 6, 2017 by Elaine @ foodbod. Indian chicken curry recipe in hindi Parsley and pineapple salsa…but not as you know it…

I couldn’t help myself, I just had to have another play with leafy greens and pineapple for Angie’s Fiesta Friday Healthy Eating Recipe Challenge…Angie stated that the ‘greens’ could be herbs if they were the main element of the recipe, which they are in this case.

Salsas often call for a pinch of sugar, and, as ever, I never include any in my salsas, so I have no idea what difference it might make to the finished article. Indian chicken curry recipe coconut milk The success of using ground freeze dried pineapple in my chilli sauce in my previous post lead me to experiment with it again in a salsa..

And again it worked well, and added a nice finish to the sauce.

When I first added the freeze dried pineapple to the salsa, it was not completely ground up and remained crunchy, so that as I tried the salsa, it provided shots of sweet crunch, which you might like. Indian chicken curry recipe bbc After a while, the pineapple dissolved into the salsa and provided a good balance with the vinegar, which was my preference.

I made this today and ate it with roasted sweet potato wedges, roasted tomatoes and cooked peas, with toasted pine nuts..

I make salsa, often along the lines of chimichurri, regularly with bunches of flat leaf parsley, coriander, dill, and whatever else is available; today I only had parsley available.

Put it all in a small bowl blender and chop to a consistency that you like. Indian chicken curry recipes punjabi If it requires additional liquid, you can add extra olive oil and vinegar, or even a splash of water.

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