Tonight, as Darci is out of town in New Mexico visiting her mom, I decided to make some food that she doesn't typically like.
It turned out great, although it was dicey for a moment there (I decided part way through that it just wasn't working without jalapenoes and diced tomatoes, so I needed to run out and get some). Here's the recipe.
Serves 3-4 (give or take). Total cooking time including prep: About 30 minutes.
1 chicken breast (diced)
1 can diced tomatoes & green chillis
2tsp diced canned jalapenoes
1 medium to large yellow onion (sliced into thin strips about 1.5" long)
5 or 6 fingerling potatoes (sliced into 2cm long chunks)
6 tsp Garam Masala powder
1 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tbsp Coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut milk
Rice (to taste)
Boil the fingerling potatoes in some salted water.
Add the coconut oil to the frying pan, and melt over medium-high heat.
Add 2/3rds of the Garam Masala powder to the pan, and stir until it darkens.
Add sliced onions to the pan, and cook until translucent & soft.
Drain oil into a heat-safe container - you'll need it in a sec.
Transfer contents of the pan to a bowl.
Put the oil back into the pan.
Throw the chicken into the pan. Toss the chicken in the remaining Garam Masala powder, and saute until cooked through.
Drain any excess oil remaining (there won't be much) into a can and get rid of it.
Return the onions to the pan.
By this point, the thinly-cut fingerling potatoes should be cooked through, and the remaining cooking will do the rest of the job, so drain them and throw them into the pan as well.
Add the cayenne pepper to the pan and mix well.
Add the jalapenoes, and the diced tomatoes to the pan.
Stir well for a minute or so until everything heats up.
Add coconut milk, stir in, wait for it all to boil while stirring continuously, and then simmer for 5 minutes or so.
Serve with saffron-seasoned basmati rice if you want to. Will make great leftovers.
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