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Recipe: Indian Sunday Dinner

Here’s our take on an Indian Sunday Dinner with crispy baked chicken, spicy mash potato served with vegetables.

Note: For extra flavour, cheese can be added to the mash potato. We also recommend adding gravy.

90 minutes

👥 Serves 4



Spicy Mash Potato

  • Large potatoes x 4-5

  • Butter (2 tbsp)

  • Cumin Seeds (1 tsp)

  • Small Diced Onion x 1

  • Turmeric Powder (1/2 tsp)

  • Fresh Ginger (3cm)

  • Finely Chopped Chillies x 2

  • Single Cream or Milk (60ml)

  • Freshly Chopped Coriander (2 tbsp)

  • Salt (to taste)

Crispy Baked Chicken

  • Chicken Thighs (1 Kg)

  • Baking Powder (1 tbsp)

  • Unsalted Butter (2 tbsp)

  • Red Hot Sauce (1/4 cup)

  • Brown Sugar (1/2 tbsp)

  • Salt (1/2 tbsp)



Spicy Mash Potato

  1. Peel the potatoes and chop into chunks

  2. Boil the potatoes in a saucepan until soft, mash while hot and set to one side

  3. Grate the ginger

Crispy Baked Chicken

  1. Pat dry the chicken with a paper towel

  2. Take out all shelves in the oven, except the one in the lower quarter

  3. Line a baking tray with foil and spray with oil

  4. Preheat the oven to 120 degrees



Spicy Mash Potato

  1. Heat butter in a saucepan

  2. Add the cumin seeds and fry for 20 seconds on a medium heat

  3. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes

  4. Add the ginger, chillies and turmeric and stir for a few seconds

  5. Add the mash and stir

  6. Reduce the heat and add the cream (or milk), stir until the cream is fully absorbed

  7. Season with salt to taste

  8. Add the coriander and stir for one final time

Crispy Baked Chicken

  1. Place the thighs in a large bowl

  2. Add the baking powder and salt and toss until evenly coated

  3. Place the thighs skin side up in the oven on the lower shelf and bake for 30 minutes

  4. Move the tray to the higher shelf and bake for 25 minutes at 220 degrees

  5. Move the tray back to the lower shelf and bake for a further 20 min

  6. The thighs will be ready when the skin is crispy and golden brown

  7. Finally toss the chicken in the sauce and place in the oven for 5 minutes

Ready to be served with spicy mash potatoes and vegetables


Nutritional Information

High in: Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fibre.

Low in: Sugar.

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