Wednesday, 13 January 2010

chicken curry in a rich massale sauce

Hot,soft crispy ,fragrant sour a really good potato dish

Christmas and the new year aside. I craved some mezze type dishes today flavoursome food .Today's menu a chicken curry, grated salad with nigella seeds, a new potato dish from Lebanon and a coriander and lemon flavoured houmous
Potato dish
4 tbsp of olive oil
400g new potatoes diced
3 garlic chopped finely
1 chilli red diced
1tsp cumin seeds
juice of lime.
This dish is so simple fry the cubed pot until golden and soft inside, drain and set aside . in the same pan reheat the oil that you fried potatoes in and add the cumin, wait for it to pop and become aromatic add the garlic, chilli add the cooked pots and mix together, remove from heat once mixed together and squeeze the juice of lime.Season and add a large tbsp of chopped coriander. Serve either hot or cold.
You could serve with a grilled piece of fish or steak, simple roatsed chicken ,great for barbeque's as it tastes good hot or cold.
Grated carrot salad
I use a packet of the chanterey carrots topped them and whizzed them in food processor. To a bowl add the juice of 1 lime, 2tsp of nigella seeds ,chopped coriander,salt, a handful of chopped flat leaved parsley. Add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and mix.
We att both recipes with curry and waitrose shop bought houmous ,and warmed pitta bread . Enjoy.

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