We were sooo close to not cooking tonight despite having a menu made up for the week. We were tired and hungry and we didn't want to wait for anything to cook. I'm glad we did though (and so are our wallets) because this meal turned out wonderfully and we cooked together which was fun...awww.
So I made the potatoes and Steve made the chicken. The recipes come from 1,000 Indian Recipes by Neelam Batra.
Spicy Potatoes with Onions and Tomatoes Ingredients:
- 4 medium potatoes
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp ghee ( optional, we didn't use)
- 1 large onion
- 1 to 3 chili peppers ( I used 1 jalapeno and 1 other onion from the farmers market)
- 1 large tomato
- 1 tbsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ground paprika
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cilantro (we didn't have)
- 1/4 tsp garam masala (I forgot to add this :( )
Cut your peppers
and get your spices together
Once the potatoes are cooled, peel and cut into cubes.
In a wok heat the oil over medium high and cook the onion until nice and brown, about 8 minutes.
Add the peppers and tomato and cook for another couple minutes, about 4.
Add all the spices and cook for another minute then throw in the potatoes.
Reduce heat and cook for about 8 minutes until the potatoes are heated through and everything is mixed together nicely.
In the meantime, Steve is making the chicken
Pan-Cooked Chili-Chicken Thighs Ingredients:
- 2 tbsp peanut oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 5-7 dried chili peppers ( I only let Steve use 5).
- 2 pieces peeled ginger, cut into thin matchsticks
- 2 medium onions
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 lbs chicken thighs
- 1 cup cilantro (not used)
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
In a big pan heat the oils and cook the peppers and ginger until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. (Action Shot!)
Add the onions and cook until browned 8-10 minutes.
Add the garlic, paprika and chicken and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the vinegar, water, salt, and black pepper. Cook over high until it boils then turn down to medium heat until chicken is done. About 20 minutes.