I promised Portlandprincess I would look out curry recipes and accompaniments. So here is a curry night special. Hope it hits the spot.
1. Sopa De Camarao ( Goan shrimp soup)
Saute 140g red onion in 1tsp chilli oil for 8 minutes. Add 1 grated garlic clove and 1/2 tin chopped tomatoes, cook for another 4 minutes. Add 4 cups chicken stock made with 2 stock cubes and cook for 15 minutes. Add 1 cup prawns ( shrimps) and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve hot.
2. Kachumbars (Indian style slaw)
Finely dice 1 small cucumber, 140g red onion and 1 tomato, put in a bowl and gently mix. In a grinder put 28g blanched peanuts, 1 1/2 tblsp fresh lemon juice, 1/4 tsp red chilli powder and a pinch salt, blitz. Stir the peanut paste into the veggies and gently mix. Sprinkle over 1 tbsp chopped coriander. Chill for 20 minutes.
3. Aloo ka Raita (potato and yoghurt salad)
Peel and dice 16oz potato ( you should be left with appx. 12oz), boil for 8 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool. In a bowl mix 1 1/2 cups low fat natural yoghurt, 1 tsp cumin seeds that have been toasted in a hot fry pan for 2 minutes then pounded, 1/4tsp red chilli powder and pinch salt - mix all well. Stir the potatoes into the yoghurt mix and chill for 20 minutes.
4. Mangalorian Murgh Gassi ( chicken curry)
In a hot frypan place 1/4 tsp each if mustard seeds, cumin seeds and coriander seeds, toast for 3 minutes, then pound to a powder. In a large pan put 2tsp oil and over a low heat ( with lid on) fry 140g thinly sliced red onion, 2 grated garlic cloves and a thumbnail size piece of root ginger grated. Cook for 5 minutes or so. Add 4 curry leaves ( whole), the pounded spices, 1/2tsp turmeric powder and 1 1/2 red chillis ( deseeded and very finely chopped or pounded) along with a pinch salt. Cook out for 1 minute. To the pan add 350g diced chicken breast and stir until mixed well, add 1/2 cup light coconut milk and stir. Cover and cook for appx. 15 minutes. Stir often to avoid sticking. Serve hot.
5. Shellies samosas.... See previous post. The samosas are half the size of the ones in the recipe - more the size of the ones purchased in the shops, if you want to make them the size on recipe add 50kcals to total. ( lets talk pastry post for recipe)
Each recipe serves 4 people.
1 = 295kcals (73kcals p.p.)
2 = 250kcals (62kcals p.p.)
3 = 312kcals (78kcals p.p.)
4 = 724kcals (181kcals p.p.)
If you have a portion of each and 1 samosa plus 112g cooked basmati rice, the calories eaten would be 610. This seems quite a lot for a meal, but if you are having friends over for an evening or just a 'Friday night takeaway', etc... then it is quite reasonable and will fit into most peoples daily calorie allowance. I usually just drink sparkling water now, but you could still fit a bottle of lager or glass of wine into the meal and still have calories for a decent breakfast and lunch earlier in the day.