Watching the ICC World T20? Here are our 3 quick one-pot meals for you to dig into.
Do you believe that there is no better feeling than curling up on the couch with a beer in hand whilst watching the ICC World T20? That’s because you’re yet to indulge in a warm bowl of something delicious with good ol’ uninterrupted cricket on TV. Oh, the joy of one-pot meals! No pressure to rush back to the dinner table for seconds or clean up afterwards. Don’t believe us? Here are 3 recipes that will make the next 20 days of your life so much better. Picture this: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Shahid Afridi, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma, David Miller, Suresh Raina on the tele and some dreamy Teriyaki chicken spruced up with rice or a Vietnamese steak topped off with vermicelli in a bowl to keep you company.
Now, the entire country may come to a standstill when India’s playing the ICC World T20, but these hearty one-pot meal ideas are sure to blow your mind. We love how each part of the dish works in tandem to deliver a range of complex flavours in every bite. So stop drooling and start cooking. (Then grab the remote, and get ready for a cozy night in as India plays its first match today)!
1. Khao Suey
Recipe by Chef Janti Duggal
You’ll have this Burmese delicacy bursting with authentic flavours in no time, with a generous squeeze of lime and peanuts for that added crunch. Garnish this coconut-y one pot meal with fried garlic, and dig in.
4 Tbsp chickpea flour or besan
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 Tbsp onion paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1/2 litre of chicken stock
2 packets of coconut milk powder
1 Tbsp red chilli powder
1 Tbsp sesame oil
Salt (to taste)
A splash of soy sauce
Boiled potatoes (chopped)
Boiled eggs (chopped)
Roasted peanuts (finely chopped)
Browned garlic, shredded
Red chilli paste
1. Add four spoons of chickpea flour or besan in a pan, and let it brown on medium heat. The colour will turn medium orange. Keep aside. You can store this in an airtight jar for weeks.
2. Put oil in the pan. Add 2 tbsp onion and garlic paste and a liter of chicken stock.
3. Add salt and let it simmer. Then mix coconut milk and let it boil for sometime.
4. In the meantime, dissolve the roasted besan in half a cup of water. Then add it to the above mix.
5. Take another a deep pan, add oil and then the chopped garlic. Add the boneless chicken. Add red chilli powder and salt to taste. Stir fry the chicken till it’s cooked.
6. To make the red chilli paste, burn a few red chillies a little oil and pour 2 tablespoons of dark soya sauce. Grind it in a mixie, till it’s coarse.
7. Now put noodles in a bowl, add the chicken and soup, then garnish with toppings (according to taste).
2. Chilli Con Carne
Recipe by Manju Malhi
Minced lamb cooked with onions, tomato puree, beans and flavoured with garlic, coriander and a whole lot of chilli. Serve on a bed of steamed rice and voila!
4 dried red chilies
4 Tbsp olive oil
500 gm minced lamb
1 large onion, finely chopped
4-6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp ground coriander
2 Tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
4 Tbsp tomato puree
1 tin-chopped tomato or 4 fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
500 ml chicken stock