Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Indian Appleous 500 winner!

Here's another recipe from the crazy gals who wrote, "Eat, Shrink, and Be Merry". I like this cookbook because it's not just recipes; it's also funny little stories, tid-bits, anecdotes and really bad jokes. They also, helpfully, tell you where in the grocery store to look for lesser-known ingredients. And, each recipe is accompanied by the per serving nutritional information so that you can feel even better about your dinner.

This weeks choice was a GREAT one: "Indian Appleous 500". Mmm-mmm, is all I have to say.


12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 kg)
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsp grated ginger root
1 1/2 tsp each curry powder and chili powder
1/2 tsp each ground turmeric and ground cinnamon
1 can (398 ml) light coconut milk
1/4 cup mango chutney
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup peeled, cored, and chopped Golden Delicious apples
1/2 cup frozen green pees
2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro


"You'll need a large, deep, non-stick skillet with a lid. Spray skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and cook until both sides are lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove chicken and keep warm.

Add onions, red pepper, and garlic to the same skillet. Cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add ginger root, curry powder, chili powder, turmeric, and cinnamon. Cook and stir for 1 more minute. Add coconut milk, mango chutney, lemon zest, and salt. Mix well. Still in chicken pieces and apples. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Add peas and cilantro. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 more minutes.

Serve hot. Tastes great on a bed of basmati rice."

Yes it does.

Oh, and do you know the easy microwave way of cooking basmati rice? Let me tell you - take 1 1/2 cups of rice and put in a microwavable glass dish (with a lid) and 3 cups of H20. Cook on high for 10 minutes, and medium power for 10 minutes. Done. Easy Peasy.


Great! Yummy, yummy. Everyone in the family loved it and I even ranked it (slightly) above the roasted chicken that's been the fav. so far. Definitely 9/10 and a keeper!! I love anything with curry and turmeric that involves basmati rice and this was no exception. You should try it!
More Great Recipe Ideas Can Always Be Found at The Fairy BlogMother's site -- the home of What's Cooking Wednesday!

1 comment:

Shan said...

I can't do coconut, but I do love that book!!