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Easy Tamarind Chicken and Cumin Potatoes

Tamarind Chicken and Cumin Potatoes
Course Lunch/Dinner
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffinandtea

Ingredients

Tamarind Chicken

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 - 2 green chillies sliced finely
  • 2 tbsp tamarind
  • 1 flat tsp crushed ginger
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into 1/2 inch thin slices

Cumin Potatoes

  • 5 - 6 medium sized potatoes boiled
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 green chilli chopped finely
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chaat masala Optional, (Available in most large supermarkets)

Instructions

Tamarind Chicken

  1. Marinate the chicken breast in the tamarind, garlic, ginger, green chilli, honey, pepper and salt for 2 hours.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the chicken and tamarind paste.
  3. Allow to cook for 3-5 minutes each side or until the chicken is done and the juices run clear when cut in the centre. (Cooking time depends on the thickness of the chicken breast).

Cumin Potatoes

  1. Peel the boiled potatoes and cut them into cubes.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds, allowing them to sizzle.
  3. Turn the heat down slightly, and add the green chilli and garlic and fry for around 30 seconds.
  4. Add the potato cubes, sprinkle the cumin, turmeric and salt, pepper and chaat masala, if using on top.
  5. Saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Now add the lemon juice and mix through.