Indian Saturday Night Takeaway – Home Made Style

So, we must be mad as this evening we have 6 friends joining us for dinner – between us we have 10 children so it will be crazy but fun!

The kids are sorted, we will be making our home made Pizzas (see our website for the recipe: www.mumsinreallife.co.uk) which are always a hit.

It’s been a busy day couple of days in the kitchen. The main dishes I’ve decided on are as follows:

  1. Lamb Balti
  1. Chicken Tandoori
  1. Vegetable Curry

Of course, they’ll be served with plenty of rice and a couple of side dishes.

Yesterday I was prepping and marinading the meat, I always find the longer you marinade, the better the end result.

I started off with the lamb and the fragrances wafting around my kitchen have been incredible!

I used 1kg of diced lamb, Natural yogurt, ground coriander, ground ginger, chilli powder and turmeric. I mixed it all up in large Pyrex dish and then covered.

This is now waiting in the fridge until I need it.

Next up I made a start on the Chicken. I used a mixture of Chicken Thighs and drumsticks. After much deliberation, I decided on skin off.

Making a start on the marinade, I whizzed a large onion and a couple of garlic cloves. I added these to low fat yogurt, along with fresh root ginger, garam masala, cayenne pepper, finely chopped coriander. I then seasoned well.

I really toyed with the next step. I added an organic red food dye. Anyway, the smell of this marinade sent my senses into overdrive. I hope it’s as good cooked 🤞🏻It’s now marinading the chicken nicely and is waiting in the fridge.

Now on to the Cucumber Yogurt sauce. This is so easy, my 5 year old did most of it.

I put chopped up cucumber and a big handful of mint leaves into 300ml low fat yogurt and then blitzed it. Done!

I’ll put up the rest of the food and the final results on Sunday – hopefully it’ll all be a hit.

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