I came up with this quick and easy recipe a few days ago when Karishma wanted “Brown” food and was not too keen on cooking for a long time as she was hungry! Many of us know how she is when she is hungry, don’t we? 🙂
Total time: under 10 minutes!
2 vegan chik’n strips, de-boned and filleted
1 bay leaf
1 stick of cinnamon
1 cardamom pod
5 black peppercorns
1Tblsp Garam masala
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
1tsp poppy seeds
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 small bunch of cilantro, stems chopped and leaves torn
In some hot oil, add the whole spices- bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom,poppy seeds and peppercorns. Heat on medium for no more than a minute. Add to it chopped onions and saute till onions are light brown. Add garlic, chopped cilantro leaves and saute for 1 minute. Add chik’n and saute for no more than 5 minutes. Remember, it takes no time for nicely filleted chik’n breast to become rubbery! Add tomatoes to this and saute till the tomatoes just about start to melt and you have a thick gravy from it (see photo). Add garam masala and gentle mix it in. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve with chappti/roti or on crusty bread.