The Indian food is extremely tasty and spicy, but for me it’s way too hot that I start sniffing. I don’t know why but I just don’t handle anything hot, that well. It also prevents me from tasting and enjoying the food. I guess I’m a special case, because Moroccans do like hot food but not as much as our neighbors in Tunisia ;). So, whenever we go to an Indian restaurant I make sure to have my food medium even if it’s a bit uncomfortable, but I don’t want anyone to think I’m a freak.LOL
I do love something called Daal (Lentil soup) & have been dying to get the recipe but not any recipe of daal, it has to be identical (or similar at least) with what they make at Cooper Chandni restaurant, which I highly recommend if you have one in the city! It’s REALLY tasty. I ve found one recipe once and tried it but it was anything ANYTHING except Daal. Can’t tell you how disappointed I felt 😦
I’m still looking for a real Daal soup..
So this was the second Indian recipe I tried. Surprisingly enough, it came out pretty good and you could tell that it’s Indian unlike what happened with the unfortunate Daal I made before lol! Yet, I’m sure if any Indian tried this they would say otherwise because it wasn’t HOT enough 🙂 but I can’t cook something I can’t handle!!
2 chicken breasts cut into chunks
1 onion chopped
2 tbsp of butter
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tsp of ginger
1 tsp of tumeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp garlic crushed
1 tsp of chili powder ( could be less or more!)
2 tbsp of grounded almonds
225g of peeled tomatoes
1 tbsp of tomato paste
1 tbsp of natural yogurt
2 tbsp of fresh coriander chopped
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Put the chicken to brown, once cooked
remove it from the pan. In the same pan melt the butter and add the onion,
cinnamon, garlic, ginger, turmeric, chilli powder, almonds, the peeled tomatoes,
the tomato paste, the natural yogurt. Mix and stir together, bring it to a boil and
let cook for 4 to 5min. Add salt and pepper, and put the chicken back into the pan.
let it cook for another 5 min. Add the fresh coriander and mix it together.
Serve immediately with yellow rice.