Thursday, April 03, 2008

Packaged Indian Flavors

A few weeks ago we had dinner at Mr. D's place and we were talking food and I mentioned I just made Butter Chicken that previous weekend. This was interesting as Mr. D's recent boyfriend was of Indian heritage. The BF gave our friend these various packets for making quick Indian food and this this brand was actually very authentic. Mr. D. gave us this packet and we had it tonight. Good stuff!

You mix the contents of the packet (a spicy paste) with about one cup of plain yogurt and let some chicken parts sit for at least and hour. Then cook. I put the chicken on a foil lined baking sheet and placed them in a hot (425F) oven for 25 minutes, then under the broiler for about another 5 minutes. Done! We served with rice seasoned with Garam Masala and Butter Toasted Almonds. Yum. The only thing missing was a yogurt sauce to cool the heat of the chicken. This packet had a "2 pepper" rating and it was spicy. I think you'd need a pretty high heat threshold for a 3 pepper rating.

A nice simple dinner.

1 comment:

Dancer in DC said...

I thought it was delicious. This would be an ideal product for you single folks out there, or those that are a bit phobic about cooking Indian dishes.

Quick, easy, delicious.