Curry for Change

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Reshmi Chicken with Mint and Cucumber Raita by Cat Byers (Feeding the Cat)


This dish is perfect for sharing, so invite your friends over and have a Curry for Change evening!

2 clove-sized pieces of dried ginger

1 tsp of dried turmeric

1tsp of cumin seeds

1 tsp of white peppercorns

4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks

Lemon juice

600mls of low fat, natural yogurt

2 cloves of fresh garlic

1 tsp salt

Pinch of dried chilli flakes

A few drops of orange food colouring

Large handful of mint leaves

1/2 a cucumber, grated


I chose to make this dish because it is simple, healthy and colourful. It is perfect for sharing, and makes use of a variety of Natco spices. 

  1. In a bowl, mix the chicken pieces, half the lemon juice and a large pinch of salt. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Add half the natural yogurt, spices, garlic and salt to a food processor. Mix until blended, then add a few drops of orange food colouring. Pour the marinade over the chicken pieces, and refrigerate for 6 - 24 hours.
  3. Once ready, push the chicken pieces onto the wooden skewers (leaving a little space between each piece) and grill in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until cooked. Serve over salad leaves drizzled with lemon juice.
  4. For the raita, mix the remaining yogurt and lemon juice, mint, salt and cucumber in a bowl. If you want a smoother consistency, briefly blitz it in a food processor. Serve alongside the chicken. 

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