This is the ultimate social food. Imagine platters of Spicy Chicken, stacks of Chewy Naan, Bowls of Cucumber & Onion pickle and loads of wine. It’s also a ‘eat with your hands’ kind of meal which is my favourite.
2 Medium Chicken breasts per person, Sliced into chunky strips
2 1/2 cups Fat Free Plain Yoghurt
2 onions, minced
5 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
4tbsn Lemon Juice
2tsp Garam Masala (I use a hot one)
2tsp Ginger, Grated
Pinch of Cinnamon & Cloves
1 tsp Sugar
Combine all the marinade ingredients together and add the chicken. Allow to marinade for atleast an hour. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with foil and place a roasting rack ontop. Place the chicken pieces ontop of the rack and bake for 10 minutes on each side. Serve warm with Naan bread, Cucumber & Onion pickle, tomato salad & sour cream.
Quick Cucumber & onion pickle
1 Large Cucumber
2 Large Red onions
1/2 cup White Wine Vinegar
Black pepper to taste
Peel the cucumber, slice in half and remove the seeds. Slice thinly and place in a bowl. Slice the red onions in half and slice very thinly, add to cucumber. Mix the Vinegar, salt, sugar & pepper and add the the cucumber and onions. Stir everything toghether and allow to stand for 15-20 mins, stirring every now and then.
For the Naan recipe, Click HERE
If you like the flavours of India, why not try some of these recipes?