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milla

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two easy recipes
« on: August 04, 2012, 01:33:57 AM »
A couple of recipes for you.
The first one is Tandoori chicken, which is a spicy, Indian dish.it is also very low in fat because you skin the chicken before cooking:


1 chicken, jointed and skinned, or chicken thighs or legs, skinned (about 1 ½ kg)
500g plain yoghurt
1 lemon
3 to 4 tablespoons tandoori mix (powder)*
For the dip:
250 g yoghurt
Coriander (=cilantro!)
½ cucumber
1 small, green chilli

1.   Make some incisions in the chicken
2.   Put into ceramic bowl
3.   Rub with salt (not too much!) and lemon juice
4.   Combine  yoghurt and tandoori paste in a bowl
5.   Pour over the chicken, rubbing well into cuts
6.   Cover with cling film and leave in fridge overnight

Pre-heat oven to 230 ˚C/400F/gas mark 6
Line a tray with aluminium foil, grease lightly with sunflower oil
Remove  the chicken pieces from the marinade, put them on the tray
Cook in the middle shelf for about 30minutes  (depending on your oven)
Can also be barbequed

Dip:
Peel the cucumber and grate it with a cheese grater; mix with yoghurt
Add chopped cilantro and chopped green chilli
Add  1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Keep in the fridge until needed

Serve this with a salad.*if you can't get tandoori mix where you live, you can mix your own, which is a bit more time-consuming. If anyone wants to have the recipe for tandoori mix I'm happy to add it.


Yoghurt Cake

This is probably the easiest, quickest cake in the world and you can change the basic recipe to make it different every time. It does not use butter, just vegetable oil, and it is very tasty. You can make it really quickly, and it also disappears very fast!
Take a 230g/250g pot of yoghurt (the best is low fat, Greek yoghurt)
Empty it into a bowl
Wash the pot.
Now measure:
3 yoghurt pots of flour (self –raising)
2 yoghurt pots of caster sugar
1 yoghurt pot of vegetable oil (sunflower or corn oil-not olive oil)
You will also need 2 large free range eggs, or three medium ones
Finely grated zest of one lemon, or one orange or 2 limes.

Mix everything together in a bowl. It does not really matter in what order you do it. I usually mix the sugar and the oil, then add the eggs and flour (bit of egg, bit of flour, mix well) and the yoghurt goes last with the citrus zest.
Put in a ring mould,(the ones with a hole in the middle), previously greased and dusted with flour.
Bake at 180˚C or about 30/35 minutes (it really depends on your oven but no more than 40minutes)
Let it cool a bit in in the tin before turning it on to a plate.
You can, if you wish, make a syrup with lemon/orange juice and sugar and a cinnamon stick, make some small holes in the cake with a skewer and pour it while the cake is still hot. You can add blueberries to the cake mix. You can take about one third of the cake mix, add a tbs of chocolate powder, mix it well, and put alternate spoonfuls of plain and chocolate mix in the tin (you will have marble cake).You can ice the cake. Or  you can simply  stick to the original recipe. It’s the easiest cake ever and it never fails to please!


 

Styyna

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 09:53:27 AM »
Yum! They both sound delicious. About the Tandoori Chicken - DH is one of those who can't tolerate cilantro. I don't seem to notice it. Will the final result seem lacking if I leave that out?

I'd love to know your recipe for tandoori mix, too. Thanks!  :flowers2:
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milla

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 10:28:26 AM »
Yes, you can do it all without cilantro.
This is the recipe for the Tandoori spice mix:
 1 teaspoon ground (or powdered) ginger, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

You can do the yoghurt dip without cilantro, in fact it is very nice with finely chopped mint and  it goes well with barbecued lamb as well as chicken.
I had an idea: how about  we all write down our favourite, low fat recipe(s)?



makinalist

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 03:32:37 PM »
Mmmmm........that cake sounds a lot like a sour cream pound cake, only a bit healthier perhaps.  I want to try that chicken soon!
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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012, 08:50:52 PM »
Yummy! Thank you, milla!
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milla

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 01:55:12 AM »
You're welcome. Any ideas for low fat, healthy meals?

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 04:55:29 PM »
I'm afraid low-fat isn't important to me these days...as long as the fats are healthy ones.  Let me know if you want any low-carb recipes though. :)
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milla

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2012, 05:04:27 PM »
Low carb is good.Anything that is healthy and yummy.

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 11:34:17 PM »
Here is a typical dinner dish for someone on a Paleo eating plan.  My daughter-in-law made this once when we were visiting and I loved it.  I brought some brown rice for DH to have with it, because he is a carb-eater, and you could do the same.  She got the recipe from a blog called PaleOMG.

Jambalaya    

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 3-4

Ingredients

    2 andouille sausage, sliced
    2 chicken breasts, cubed
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 yellow onion, diced
    1 green bell pepper, diced
    1 head cauliflower, riced
    1 (6oz) can tomato paste
    1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 cup chicken broth
    2 tablespoon olive oil
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

    First get everything ready. It’ll make your life simpler. Dice all your veggies then throw your cauliflower in the food processor with the shredding attachment to rice the cauliflower.
    Now heat a large pot over medium-high heat with your olive oil. Add your garlic until it becomes fragrant then add your onion and green bell pepper to begin to cook down.
    Once the onion is translucent, add your cauliflower, broth, chicken and sausage. Mix together. Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes.
    Then add your tomatoes, tomato paste, and spices. Stir to incorporate.
    Cover and let cook for another 5-8 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and meats are cooked through.
    Let sit for around 5 minutes to cool.
    Consume!

Notes

You are more than welcome to add shrimp to this recipe, I just didn’t have any on hand!



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milla

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 03:46:55 AM »
Thanks for that,  I have sort of tried to cook jambalaya but I just made it up and this looks much more promising than my previous attempts. It is the sort of thing that DH loves and I also love dishes that combine meat and seafood. The andouille sausage... is it a bit like a merguez or more like chorizo?

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 09:51:56 AM »
I think it would be more like chorizo.  Andouille is a smoky, spicy sausage with a garlic flavor, if that helps.  It comes from the Cajun (French descendents in Louisiana) traditional cuisine.  I think it must have a lot of paprika as well.  It definitely has a bite to it!

The thing with jambalaya is that you can use any meats you have on hand -- it is very forgiving.  I have used chicken, shrimp, ham, and of course other types of sausage.  I used to use a spicy kielbasa before we got a commercially-available andouille (Johnsonville brand).  Even a spicy Italian might do.
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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 01:04:25 PM »
I think I will try it with Toulouse sausages, we can get really good ones in my local supermarket. It is not a smoked sausage but they are very tasty and it will go with the shrimps and the other ingredients.

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Re: two easy recipes
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2012, 06:27:29 PM »
I'm sure that will be wonderful.  The most important thing is that you like the flavor of the sausage you use...and there should be garlic, of course. :wink:
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