- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Serving: 6 Persons
Nutrition facts (per portion)
- Calories: 414
- Carbohydrate Content: 53g
- Fat Content: 10g
- Fiber Content: 9g
- Protein Content: 30g
- Saturated Fat Content: 1g
- Sodium Content: 1.2g
- Sugar Content: 12g
Masala chicken pie Recipe
Masala chicken pie is a Healthy winter recipe for 6 people, takes only 30 mins; recipe has vegetable oil, chicken breast and onion.
- Coriander - 1/2 a small bunch coriander, leaves roughly chopped, stalks reserved (see below)
- Turmeric - 1 tsp turmeric
- Vegetable Oil - 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Red Pepper - 1 large red pepper, deseeded and cut into large chunks
- Garlic Clove - 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- Chicken Breast - 4 skinless chicken breasts
- Onion - 2 onions, chopped
- Chopped Tomato - 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
- Spring Onion - 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
- Sugar - 2 tsp sugar (white or brown)
- Lemon - juice 1 lemon
- Curry Powder - 2 tbsp medium curry powder
- Ground Cumin - 2 tsp ground cumin
- Naan Bread - naan bread, to serve (optional)
- Ginger - finger-length piece ginger, grated
- Potato - 1 1/2 kg floury potato, cut into very large chunks
- Green Pepper - 1 large green pepper, deseeded and cut into large chunks
- Coconut Milk - 150ml light coconut milk (buy a 400ml can- you'll need more for the topping)
- Red Wine Vinegar - 2 tsp white or red wine vinegar
- Seed - 1 tsp kalonji seeds (also known as nigella or onion seeds )
- Ground Coriander - 2 tsp ground coriander
- Mustard Seed - 2 tsp black or brown mustard seed
- Heat a deep frying pan or flameproof casserole dish and add 2 tsp of the oil. Brown the chicken breasts quickly but well on both sides, then remove to a plate. Turn down the heat and add the remaining oil, the onions, ginger and garlic. Fry gently until soft. Add the spices and cook for a few mins, stirring.
- Stir in the vinegar, sugar, tomatoes and coconut milk. Bring to a simmer and bubble for 10 mins. Roughly chop the chicken breasts and stir into the pan with any chicken juices and the peppers. Simmer for another 20 mins until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce reduced a little. Take off the heat, stir in the coriander leaves and season to taste - it will need a good seasoning.
- To make the topping, put the potatoes in a big pan of water, bring to the boil, then boil until cooked - 10-15 mins depending on how big your chunks are. Drain really well, then tip back into the pan and steam-dry for a few mins.
- Add the coconut milk and turmeric to the pan, and mash really well. Season with the lemon juice and some salt, then stir through the spring onions and coriander stalks.
- Spoon the chicken masala into a baking dish. Dollop on spoonfuls of mash to cover, then sprinkle over the kalonji seeds. Can be covered and chilled for up to 2 days (or frozen for up to a month).
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and bake for 25-30 mins (or 45 mins from chilled) until hot through and crisping on top. Serve with naan bread, if you like.