I’m gonna start this off by saying I’m not a big fan of Indian food. Mainly because I don’t like curry. So my personal mission was to find something that didn’t involve curry. And I did.
But to make it I needed tandori paste. So, we went to our local Indian grocery.
We explored the differences between our grocery store and what they have. It’s a fun experience. They have many of the same things, but have a few interesting additions. Namely spices, and specialty items. I highly encourage you to go check out the different cultural grocery stores. I know my area has Mexican, Asian, and Indian. I look forward to seeing what others we have. We’ve now gone to the Asian and Indian markets.
But, we got the items we needed: tandori paste, and I got some more sesame oil. I love to use that for cooking. It’s got a great flavor.
INGREDIENTS: chicken breasts, tandori paste, cucumbers, onion, yogurt
1. Pound the chicken to about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thickness. Princess quite happily helped me pound it flat.
Side note, this is a good time to trim off the fat, it wasn’t included in the directions.
2. Measure out 1/4 cup of tandroi paste. Pour into galon sized ziploc bag. Measure out 1 cup of plain yogurt.
3. Smush it all together. This was quite popular with Princess.
4. Mince 1/2 onion. Add into the sauce. Then put in chicken breasts and let marinate for several hours.
5. While it’s marinating take about 1 cup of plain yogurt, the cucumber peeled and diced, and 1/4 cup of minced onion together for the sauce.
6. Cook the chicken. You can grill it or cook in oven at 375 for 10 minutes or so.
END RESULT: While they kids enjoyed cooking it, after I tried it, and discovered it was almost too spicy for me. I did not serve it to the kids. I knew that would be a horrible idea. Horrible, horrible idea. So, I can’t give you their opinion. I knew they would not like it.
Have you ever had a recipe you were sure was going to work go so horribly wrong?