Chicken Chat has been prepared using the method for the preparation of chicken for curries (page 52) is ideal for this tangy refreshing starter. However, if you are not planning to make any of the curry dishes that require this particular method of preparation, you may cook the chicken using any of the following methods.
Microwave. Wash chicken fillets and cut each one into eight equal pieces. Toss the chicken in one tablespoon of oil to which has been added ½ teaspoon of salt, a pinch of turmeric, and a pinch of garam masala. Microwave on high heat for 10-15 minutes according to the instructions on your microwave.
Allow the chicken to cool completely before proceeding with the recipe.
Saucepan. Wash and cut the chicken pieces as described above. Put three tablespoon of oil, ½ teaspoon of salt, a pinch of turmeric, and a pinch of garam masala into a saucepan. Heat the oil for a few seconds until the spices begin to froth, and add the chicken. Stir and cook covered on a low heat for 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked, stirring occasionally.
Drain of the oil and allow the chicken to cool completely before making into chat.
Preparation time: ten minutes.
2 chicken fillets cooked as suggested.
1 teaspoon French mustard
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chat masala
2 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ garam masala
1 teaspoon finely chopped green coriander
To serve: lettuce, tomato, and cucumber.
Cut each chunk of chicken again into four pieces and put into a bowl.
Place all the remaining ingredients into a screw top jar and shake to mix. Alternatively, put then into a bowl and beat with a spoon.
Pour the dressing over the chicken, stir gently, and divide into four portions.
Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce garnished with sliced tomato and cucumber.
(Picture shows here not original)