chicken thighs, onion, garlic, pepper (any colour), green beans, baby corn, broccoli (any veg will do!), oil, tin of tomatoes, tomato puree, garam masala, ground cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, chilli flakes, sugar, salt, pepper
1 hour (serves 3-4)
This dish takes about 15 minutes to put together then let it simmer in the oven for the longer the better, the flavours just progress over time!
Start by frying 500gm of chicken thighs in splash of oil in a hot, heavy based pan with an oven proof lid. Once browned for about 5 minutes lift out, don’t worry if they are not cooked all the way through as they will be poached later.
Then in the pan the chicken was fried in, with another glugg of oil, add a sliced onion and 1tsp of garam masala, ground cumin, turmeric, cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of chilli flakes. Mix together for a few minutes until the onion is soft, add a little of water or oil if it is a bit dry. Then stir in 2 cloves of crushed garlic, a chopped up pepper, 2 tbsp of tomato puree, 1 tsp of sugar and the chicken back into the dish. Mix together and add a tin of chopped tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and put in the oven at 180c for about half an hour. 10 minutes before serving add in the rest of the veg and enjoy with rice or bulgar wheat.