Two great recipes that are sure a repeat and which I thought I will share with you.
1. Traditional Chicken (where Bal tried to recreate the taste of chicken she recalled from her childhood).
Combine 1 chopped onion and 2 Tbs of each crushed garlic and ginger. Cook in oil for 5 minutes.
Add 1 Tbs cumin and 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (skipped latter) and mix for 10 seconds.
Now add 1Tbs tomato paste with the following spices:
Garam Masala (1 Tbs), Spanish Paprika, Turmeric, Salt (1 tsp each) and a chopped green chilli.
Add chicken and fry for 4 minutes, then add 2 cups chopped tomatoes, and potatoes (I used red peppers and broccoli instead). Cook for 15 minutes then let sit before eating. Yummy.
Quick and tasty: Repeat the first two steps of the recipe above (onion, garlic, ginger and cumin). Stir in 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 chopped green chilli, 2 tsp Chana Masala and some salt. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, then mix in ready-to-eat chickpeas and off to the table.
For greens, I prepared my famous fried lettuce (see What's the Lettuce Doing in the Frying Pan post for recipe) as a side.