Diet food – what to cook: from an amateur’s diary

Here is another recipe from the diary of an amateur cook who’s on a protein diet. Apart from helping me lose weight, this diet has actually made me improve my cooking skills. I’m posting another recipe that I tried yesterday. Once again Google failed to help because the recipes were either too time taking or weren’t halal. This one is more simple and more tasty and takes just 30 minutes, preparation and cooking included. Once again, this is a chicken recipe because you can only eat so much of lentils and eggs etc.

Moving on, here’s what you’ll need for four pieces of chicken:

Onion paste – 1/5 or 2 tbs

Garlic paste – 2 tbs

Corriander (hara dhaniya)

Paprika – 2-3 tbs

Salt – to taste

Black pepper – to taste

Lemon juice – ¼ cup

Butter or oil to fry

Chop the corriander, as finely as possible. In a bowl, mix all spices and add lemon juice. Mix it up and coat the chicken pieces with it. Make sure you’ve done it properly or you’ll end up eating raw chicken.

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Now move on to frying. Preheat butter or oil (whatever you’re using) in a pan. I used half butter and half oil. Now fry the chicken on medium heat.PhotoGrid_1430586758051

For sideline I went for sauteed cabbage and carrots along with some boiled corn. I seasoned them with vinegar and black pepper. Needless to say, they were yummy. If you don’t want to go for veggies, you can cook up a sauce, or go for the one I made last time.

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The meal is really fulfilling if the chicken is properly fried with crunchy vegetables to munch on. Do drop in any of your recipes, God knows I need some variety in my food.

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