Let’s make something special this weekend. Keeping in mind all the healthy chicken lovers, we are presenting two low fat chicken recipes to you. So, eat healthy, stay healthy…..
Low fat Yoghurt Chicken
Ingredients: Half kg boneless chicken, two and half cups yogurt, one tsp cumin (zeera) powder, one tsp fresh garlic paste, half tsp red chilli powder (optional), one fourth tsp turmeric (haldi) powder, one fourth tsp garam masala, green chilli slits (as per your taste), two onions (chopped), one tomato (chopped), half a bunch of Coriander leaves to garnish (as per your taste), two tsp oil and salt to taste
In a bowl take the yogurt and add cumin or zeera powder, fresh garlic paste, haldi powder, salt to taste, garam masala and red chilli powder. Mix all the ingredients to make it a smooth paste like batter. Then add chicken pieces into the same and also add slits of few green chillies. Keep the marinated chicken aside for 30 minutes. Now, in a pan or kadai heat two tsp oil and then add the chopped onion. After the onion gets soft and translucent add chopped tomatoes. As soon as the tomatoes become soft and paste like consistency add all the marinated chicken. Keep cooking till the gravy reaches the consistency you like. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. The dish goes best with zeera rice if the gravy is more and with roti or garlic naan if you dry it up.
Veg people can try this with paneer or half boiled potatoes or half boiled chhole instead of chicken.
Healthy Hariyali Chicken Tikka
Ingredients: Half kg skinless, boneless chicken (medium size cut), one cup finely chopped fresh cilantro or coriander leaves, half cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves, one tablespoon ginger garlic paste, one tablespoon lemon juice, one tablespoon green chilli paste and salt to taste.
In a large bowl, grind together the cilantro or the coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, green chilli paste, and salt. Add the chicken pieces to it, mix well and cover the bowl to refrigerate for two to three hours. Preheat the oven broiler. Then, lightly grease a baking tray. Place the chicken pieces in the baking tray, and broil for 20 minutes. Your tikkas are ready, serve hot with mint chutney.
Veg people can try this with paneer or mushroom, boiled sweet potatoes or other steamed vegetables instead of chicken.