If you like going out for Indian food but are too scared to try cooking something at home… try this dish. It is easy to make and the ingredients are readily available. The garam masala is a challenge as the varieties available in stores are not as good but you can still use one or just eliminate it. Either way, the result is delicious and healthy…
- 2 pounds chicken thighs, skinless, with or without bone
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons half and half
- 2 inch fresh ginger, grated
- 3 garlic cloves, grated
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
Mix the yogurt, half and half, ginger, garlic, lemon juice, salt and garam masala in a small bowl. Transfer the chicken and the marinade to a zip lock bag for at least 2 hours if not over night in the fridge. Take out half an hour before cooking.
- 1 cup fresh dill
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- 10 to 12 green onions
- ½ cup water
Blend the greens and water in a blender till smooth. Keep aside.
- 3 tablespoons extra light olive oil
- ½ cup tomato sauce, homemade or store bought
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Heat a heavy saucepan with the oil. Add the green dill sauce and sauté on medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, coriander, turmeric and cayenne pepper and sauté for another minute. Add the chicken with the marinade. Bring to a boil and cover with a lid and simmer on a low medium heat for 20 minutes. Take the lid off and turn the heat up to cook away any extra liquid in the sauce, stirring constantly. Check for seasonings. Serve warm with fresh rotis.