chicken for the family
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 3 to 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Brown above in the electric skillet of deep dish frying pan
  • add: (adjust to your taste)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste or 1" fresh ginger cut up, put thru a spice grinder with a bit of water
  • 1 tsp curry powder (i use jamaican)
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. stir that into the onion mixture and sizzle for a few seconds, then add the chicken pieces and then dust them with ground CLOVES.. yes, clove, and a bit of your favoirte red pepper powder
  2. Now add a
  3. 16 oz can of tomatoes
  4. 1 can of lentils (i am cooking for 4 here)
  5. 1 small can tomato sauce
  6. simmer for like 30 minutes or until done. Meat should be tender and falling apart.
  7. 10 minutes before serving mix-in
  8. Pinch or two of Garam Masala (find it in East/West Indian stores)
  9. this is great over noodles or rice, i like to chop fresh coriander on top of it, but my husband thinks that tastes like soap
  10. Lisa/Fitnah
I dont know why the site is calling me a guest, but here goes another recipe I invented this one night by just dumping stuff into an electric skillet. I use boneless, skinless chicken and tend to like thighs for this, but use what you like, its all good.