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Indian Spiced Spinach Salad with Chicken

28 Mar

Indian Spiced Spinach Salad with Chicken
Prep. Time: 1 hour marinade plus 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4
Approximate calories per serving: 536

spinach salad with chicken on a white plate

Ingredients

For the Marinade:

3 TB lemon juice

1 1/2 ts garam masala

1 ts tumeric

1 TB ginger, grated

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 1/2 TB vegetable oil

1 medium onion, sliced thinly

Everything else:

4 chicken breasts

1 TB vegetable oil

2 cups frozen peas

1 bunch spinach, washed and chopped

Salad Dressing:

1 ts cumin seeds

1/2 ts coriander seeds

2 TB lemon juice

Directions:

1. Combine all marinade ingredients with chicken breasts. Cover and let marinade for at least an hour.

2. Heat a saute pan on high.  Add 1 TB vegetable oil, then add chicken breasts.

3. Cook chicken over medium high heat for 7 or so minutes each side. Remove and set aside.

4. Add onions to saute pan and cook over medium high heat for 5 or so minutes. Add frozen peas and cook another 5 or so minutes.

5. In a small saute pan heat up the cumin and coriander seeds.  Pour into a grinder or mortar and pestle and grind.

6. Add washed spinach to a large bowl. Add lemon juice and ground spices and mix until combined.

7. Place a serving size of spinach onto a plate.  Add onion and pea mixture, then top with one slice chicken breast.

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5 Recipes for $50

19 Apr

Here were are at the beginning of a new week. This week’s recipe is full of comfort food, sweet and spicy flavor and some really quick meals. I guess I haven’t felt like spending a great deal of time in the kitchen lately (: I did discover this week that chicken wings taste great with Indian influenced spicing on them!

This Week’s Recipe List:

Tandoori Style Chicken Wings with a Yogurt Sauce
Slow Cooked Bacon and Beans with Cornbread
Vegan Bean Sprout and Spinach Stir Fry
Vegetarian English Muffin Pizza with Garlic Green Beans
Vegetarian Sweet and Savory Vegetable Casserole with Sage Rosemary Dumplings

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Tandoori Style Chicken Wings with a Yogurt Sauce

19 Apr

I decided today that I could probably eat Indian food everyday for the rest of my life and not get bored. Here’s a bit of a twist on tandoori chicken (as I do not have Tandoori oven in my house).

Tandoori Style Chicken Wings with a Yogurt Sauce
Prep. Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 TB ginger, minced
1 TB ground coriander
1 1/2 ts ground cumin
1 ts ground tumeric
1/2 ts ground cinnamon
1/2 ts salt
1/4 ts cayenne pepper
24 chicken wings

Yogurt Sauce:
1 cup whole milk yogurt
2 TB fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
salt
cayenne pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Combine and mix all ingredients except for the chicken.
3. Rub spice mix over chicken wings.
4. Place chicken on baking sheet. Bake in oven for 25 minutes.
5. To make yogurt sauce. Combine all ingredients and mix well.

5 Recipes for $45

14 Mar

This week’s recipes is heavy on the canned goods.  I’m a fan of using canned and frozen goods as often as possible.  That means less trips to the grocery store for me and more money in my pocket at the end of the week!

Vegetarian Simple and Fast Beans and Rice Tacos

Vegetarian Chickpea and Tomato Soup with Dumplings

Vegan Quinoa with Collard Greens and Bacon

Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice

Vegan Lentil Burgers with Samosa Stuffing

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Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice

14 Mar

My husband gave me a night off this week and made one of my favorite dishes.  His goal has been to learn how to make Chicken Tikka Masala using as  many canned goods as possible (so that he can make it on a whim when he feels like it).  Well, he did it and it is fabulous!

So, here’s his recipe:

Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice

Serves 4

Prep. Time:  5 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:
2 TB Olive oil
1/2 ts of the following spices:
Cumin
Cardamom
Turmeric
Peppercorn
Coriander
Garlic powder
1 dried red chili pepper, minced
1 onion, diced
2 chicken breasts, chopped
1 can tomato sauce
1/3 can condensed milk
1 ts tomato paste
2 cups rice
1/2 ts tumeric

Directions:
1. Cook your rice in a rice cooker. Add tumeric to the water.
2. Heat olive oil in deep dish skillet. Add all of your spices. Cook 30 seconds.
3. Add your onions and stir. Cook 3 minutes until translucent.
4. Add chicken breasts to skillet. Let cook 5 minutes; stirring occasionally.
5. Add tomato sauce; stir frequently. When the sauce begins to boil, add evaporated milk.
6. Continue stirring the sauce until sauce boils again.
7. Add tomato paste and stir until your sauce reaches the desired consistency.
8. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning to your taste.
9. Serve Tikka Masala over tumeric rice.

Lentil Burgers with Samosa Stuffing

14 Mar

The first time I ate a Samosa I have wanted one every day ever since. This week I am attempting to make a steak and mashed potato type dish using the ingredients usually found in mostly Indian dishes.

Lentil Burgers with Samosa Stuffing
Serves 4
Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time:

Ingredients:

1 cup lentils
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 onion, chopped
1 ts chili powder
salt and pepper
1 TB garam masala
1 egg
1 cup breadcrumbs
olive oil

Samosa Stuffing

2 potatoes, chopped
1 cup frozen peas, cooked
1 onion, chopped
1/2 ts cumin
1/2 ts tumeric
1/2 ts cardamom
1/4 ts coriander
1/4 ts fennel seed
1/4 ts ginger powder
1/2 ts chili powder
salt and pepper

Directions:

1.  Rinse lentils; cook in boiling salted water for 25 minutes. Add the frozen corn to cook for the last 5 minutes.  Drain.
2. Heat oil in a skillet. Cook onions with spices for 5 minutes.
2.  Mash lentils in a bowl.  Add onions and the remaining ingredients and mix together.
3.  Divide lentil mixture into 8 equal portions and form into patties.
4.  Fry burgers in olive oil for 2 minutes on each side; lower heat and fry another 5 minutes on each side.

To make Samosa Stuffing:

1.  Place chopped potatoes into sauce pan.  Cover with water; bring water to a boil and cook potatoes for 7 minutes.  Drain.
2.  Mash potatoes together with a fork or masher.  Add peas and mix well.
3.  Heat olive oil in fry pan.  When hot add onions.  Add all of the spices and cook for 5 minutes.
4.  Add onions to potatoes and peas; mix well.

Chana Masala and Rice

21 Feb

My husband is perfecting the art of cooking Indian food. I love it. It gives me a night off from cooking and Indian food is my favorite! This week he made Chana Masala for the first time. So delicious!

Chana Masala
***Vegetarian Recipe***

Serves 4
Prep. Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

2 TB butter
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 TB ground coriander
1 TB ground cumin
1 ts ground cayenne pepper
1 ts ground turmeric
2 15-ounce cans chopped tomatoes
2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 ts paprika
1 ts garam masala
1 ts salt
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
2 ts ginger, grated

Directions:
1. Cook 2 cups rice as normal, just add 2 TB of tumeric to the rice.
2. Heat large skillet over medium heat; add butter and melt. When melted, add the onion and cook 5 minutes until soft and beginning to brown. Add the garlic, ginger and jalepeno and cook for another minute.
3. Add the coriander, cumin, cayenne, and turmeric. Stir until combined and cook for 30 seconds or so, or until it is very fragrant.
4. Stir in the canned tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Add the chickpeas; stir until combined and then bring mixture to a boil.
6. Reduce heat to a simmer. Add the paprika, garam masala, salt, and lemon juice. Cover and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes.
7. Serve over rice.