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If your family is anything like mine Dears, you may say just as often, a common phrase that circulates around Casa Walczak about the same time every night: "What do you want for dinner." I'd like to say that I'm like my friend Sarah who has her meals planned out for the day. But what with a full-time law firm, daily exercise classes to simply maintain my current unsatisfactory weight (oh how American woman of me), this lovely blog, a hubby, & a dog -meal planning is not my top priority. If me & Hubby decide to add baby into the mix, let us just say I'll be working on my post for a Nanny opening. Therefore, in our home, meals need to be good, healthy, & satisfying. If you've been reading long enough you know I'm not a meat or poultry eater (which will soon change this fall...stay tuned for the saga). Hubby describes himself as a "meat eating vegetarian." Which really means is that when we're at home, absent an intense craving, he eats what I eat. Once out, all vegetarian bets are off!
But I've never meant to deprive many of you, who are meat or poultry eaters, from developing a repertoire of great meat filled meals. Therefore, I think you may want to try this on for size. It has a great combination of ingredients, & its a healthier take on an common indian dish (one of my favorite cuisines). This should very well answer your question tonight as to: "What's for dinner."
What is the common question that circulates in your home everyday?
No Butter Chicken
a Bal Arneson Recipe
2 Tbsp Grapeseed or Olive Oil
Put a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. When the oil heats, add the onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 4 minutes, or until the onion is golden. Add the tomato paste, brown sugar,cumin seeds, garam masala, red chile flakes, turmeric, and salt and cook 2 minutes more.
1 small Red Onion, chopped
2 Tbsp Garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp Ginger, chopped
2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
1 Tbsp brown sugar (I used dark)
1 Tbsp Cumin Seeds
1 Tbsp Garam Masala
1 tsp. Red Chile Flakes
1 tsp. Turmeric
1 tsp. Salt
1 lb. boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, cubed
1/4 c. Greek Yogurt (my addition)
1/2 c. Water
Rice or Roti, for serving
Cilantro, for garnish
Add the chicken cubes and stir well to coat. Add yogurt and water and cook, stirring until the chicken is done, about 8 minutes. Serve, garnished with cilantro, over rice or scoop up with roti.