Tandoori Chicken

Hello dear readers, I’m back!

I needed a little time for my family and for myself but I’m coming back to you to take care of this blog which despite everything I was starting to miss.
For my return I offer you something to prepare a good little meal for the beautiful days to come.

On the menu :

• Tandoori Chicken
• Greek Salad
• Turmeric rice (in the absence of saffron)

The real tandoori chicken is made in a Tandoor, a kind of terracotta oven in which the dish to be cooked is enclosed in bread dough that is stuck on the wall of it.
In the absence of Tandoor, I offer you a recipe that can be done in the pan or on the barbecue.

Tandoori Chicken

Ingredients (for 4 to 6 people):

  • 1kg of chicken (drumsticks or cutlets)
  • 2 Greek yogurts
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • 2 tbsp of ginger
  • 5 garlic gloves
  • 3 tbsp of garam masala
  • 2 tbsp of chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp of cumin
  • 2 tbsp of coriander in powder
  • 1 tbsp of salt

Preparation :

  1. Mix the yogurt, spices, garlic and lemon
  2. Marinate the chicken for 12/24h (personally I cut my chicken cutlets to the size of a bite)
  3. Heat the frying pan or the barbecue then place the chicken. Once it is golden brown brush the rest of the marinade and turn it over. Repeat the operation until the end of the marinade.

Greek Salad

Ingredients (for 4 to 6 people):

  • 1 large tomato per person
  • Chilli oil or a small hot pepper and 2 or 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 5 or 6 pitted olives to be cut into slices
  • Cubes of feta at your convenience.

Preparation :

Hey it’s a salad! Cut the tomatoes and mix everything together.

Turmeric Rice

Ingredient (for 4 to 6 people):

2 glasses of rice
1 tbsp turmeric
A few unsalted roasted peanuts
(in my dish I did not put any because one of my guests is allergic)

Preparation :

Cook the rice, coarsely crush the peanuts and mix everything with the turmeric.

Enjoy your lunch !

Take care of yourself and your loved ones! See you soon !

Indian vegetable and Chapati

Today I spent the day with Grand Ma where she told me about her desire to write a fantasy novel with me, her heroine being deaf. I thought the idea was great and so we spent the day in front of the fireplace working out the basics of this universe. Maybe I’ll post some preparatory sketches here (please be kind to my drawing skills! ^^ ’).
At one point it was time to eat and we wanted to eat something exotic. It was a bit late for shopping so we made do with what was in the house. We started with an Indian dish, Aloo Palak, which is a dish made up of spinach and potatoes, but we spiced it up a bit by adding carrots and parsnip.

Here is the result:


To accompany all this we made Chapati breads (I put the recipe at the end of the article), and for the meat, a leftover roast chicken, but it would go very well with fish or smoked sausages for example.

Ingredients :

  • 3 Potatoes
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 Parsnip
  • 350 g of baby spinach
  • 400 g of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Green pepper
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 C. cumin seed
  • 1 C. coffee Turmeric
  • 1 C. cilantro powder
  • 2 tsp. Coffee Curry
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt

Preperation :

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes, carrots and parsnip into cubes. Rinse the spinach leaves. Peel and finely slice the onions. Wash, seed and cut the green pepper into pieces. Peel and finely chop the garlic.
  2. Heat a little oil in a sauté pan. Add the cumin seeds, garlic, chili and onion. Mix over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the spices and the diced tomato, mix. Wet with a little water. Leave to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the diced vegetables and the spinach leaves, salt, mix. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Perfect for camping or when you dont have bread! ^^’

For the chapati buns, you will need:

  • 400g flour
  • 2 Greek yogurts
  • 1 C. cumin seed
  • Salt

Preperation :

  1. Mix all the ingredients until you get a smooth and slightly sticky dough.
  2. Separate your dough into 6 equal parts
  3. Crush them with the palm of your hand or with a rolling pin to obtain patties about 0.5 cm thick.
  4. Cook them 2/3 minutes on each side in a pan, without fat.

I hope you will enjoy this dish as we did!

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and see you soon!