Low Calorie Chicken Tikka Masala

tikka

Oh Yum! This tastes just as good as the high calorie version, don’t believe me? Try it.

 

Makes 2 – 302 calories per serving (add 120 calories for 50g wholegrain rice)

2 chicken breast

1 tsp frying oil

MARINADE:

2 tbsp curry powder

1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp sea salt

10g chunk fresh ginger, grated

1 garlic clove, crushed

4 tbsp plain fat free yoghurt

SAUCE:

1 tbsp oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

10 g chunk ginger, grated

1 tbsp curry powder

2 tbsp tomato puree

2 tsp caster sugar

1 tsp sea salt

250ml cold water

2 tbsp single cream

 

1. Make the marinade:- mix curry powder, paprika and salt in a bowl, add ginger, garlic and yoghurt and mix well.

2. Cut chicken breast into chunks and add to marinade, mix well and leave for 1 hour in fridge at least or up to 12 hours.

3. To make the sauce: heat the oil in pan, tip in the onions and ginger and cook for 10 mins, cover. add the curry powder and cook for another 2 mins, add the tomato puree, caster sugar and salt and stir constantly for another 30 secs.

4. Pour water and simmer for 4 mins. Remove the pan from heat and blitz with hand blender until smooth.

5. Heat oil in pan, add marinated chicken and fry over medium heat or No. 7 on Induction Hob for about 5 mins until browned.

6. Pour into the chicken the masala sauce and add the cream, cook for 4 mins. Serve with some rice.

 


Low Calorie Chicken Bhuna

Chicken Buana

Alternative to one of my favourites from my Local Indian Takeaway. Full of flavour, lower in calories.

 

Serves 2 – 305 calories per portion (add 180 calories for 50g rice)

2 chicken breasts – cubed

1 red, yellow and green pepper – chunks

20g root ginger – cut into small pieces

1 medium onion – quartered

2 garlic cloves – peeled, cut into small pieces

1 tbsp mild curry powder

1 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp hot chilli powder

1 tbsp olive oil

200 g can chopped tomatoes

300ml chicken stock (1 cube)

1 tsp caster sugar

1 tbsp cornflour or plain flour

fresh coriander to garnish (optional)

salt, pepper (seasoning)

 

Put ginger, onion, garlic, curry powder, garam masala and chilli powder into a food processor and whizz up until blended finely.

Heat oil in a pan, add the spiced mixture and cook on medium heat for 10 mins.

Pour in chopped tomatoes and cook for further 5 mins, stirring regularly

Add chicken and peppers and mix through for 2 mins

Add chicken stock and sugar, bring to gentle simmer and cook for 20 mins.

Mix cornflour with 1 tbsp water and mix into sauce to help thicken, season with salt and pepper

Garnish with some coriander.

Cook chosen rice as per packet instructions…..serve. Yummy.


Light Low Calorie Chocolate Mousse

Choclate mousse

Did someone say Low calories Chocolate Mousse? Oh yes…..yummy and low calorie!

 

Serves 2-3 about 150 calories per serving.

50g plain chocolate 70% solids

150g low fat ready made custard

2 medium egg whites

Rasperberries and icing sugar to decorate

 

Melt the chocolate over a bowl or boiling water or in a pan on Induction Hob, number 1 setting

Remove and let cool but do not let it set. Stir the custard into the melted chocolate.

Whisk the egg whites together until fairly stiff

Stir/Fold the egg whites half at a time into the melted chocolate mixture with a metal spoon

Divide the mixture into small bowls or teacups, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Remove from fridge and dust with some icing sugar or grated chocolate and decorate with rasperberries

Delicious low fat/calorie pudding…