I have a feeling I’m never going to regret the day I impulsively ordered some Garam Masala online (because I can’t be bothered to go to a grocery store more than .15 miles away).
I was originally planning to do a slow cooker version of this dish, but it’s kind of one of those where there’s really actually no point of using a slow cooker. And our slow cooker is up on a really high shelf….
I really wanted some Naan with my Indian, but that was nowhere to be found in our neighborhood grocery store either! The nerve. We subbed mini whole wheat pitas which turned out to be awesome because they’re only 80 calories, and they’ll be good for snacks later.
Low Fat Chicken Tikka Masala (via Skinny Taste)
Servings: 4 • Size: 3 oz chicken + sauce • Calories: 190.4 • Fat: 4.5 g • Carb: 12.8 g • Fiber: 2.0 g • Protein: 24.5 g • Sugar: 5.1 Sodium: 99.3 (without salt)
- 2 tsp canola oil or you could use butter
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
- 4 oz fat free yogurt (I used Chobani)
- 1/2 cup 1% milk
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- 1 tsp turmeric (optional)
- 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- salt to taste
- 16 oz (2 boneless) chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
- 4 tbsp fresh cilantro (or to taste)
Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until golden. Add the crushed ginger, stir for a few minutes then add the garlic and cook another minute. Add cumin, garam masala, turmeric, chili powder, and salt; mix well until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, yogurt and milk. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Add chicken and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes or until cooked through. Add a generous amount of chopped cilantro and serve with Bamati Rice or Naan.
I’ll admit that every time I took a bit, I was expecting the dish I always order at our favorite Denver Indian restaurant. My rendition was delicious and an awesome weeknight, but no competition for India’s Kitchen! P.S. I added cayenne pepper and even more cumin and garam masla than the recipe calls for. We like it spicy!
Yesterday was double snack kinda afternoon.
Chocolate. A totally weird thing for me to eat in the afternoon. But I chose it over a bag of chips? Probably a good choice, right? But a very surprising choice!
Strawberry Mint Greek yogurt…. every bite tasted like strawberry with mint toothpaste aftertaste. Totally weird, right? Yeah, I won’t be buying that flavor again. But I can’t resist trying then.
This rowing workout in Shape magazine inspired me to mix up my cardio. I read over the article and looked at the pictures of proper form, but I was still totally clueless when I tried it out.
I convinced Kevin to try it with me. At 5:30PM. I always choose to do things that make me look ridiculous during peak gym hours! We couldn’t even get a parking spot it was so busy. We probably had to park a quarter of a mile away! I know it sounds ridiculous to complain about having to walk into a gym, but it was cold. And I always leave the gym dripping with sweat. That is FREEZING in the winter. Haha.
So I didn’t really actually end up completing the workout… I was just trying to figure out what I was doing. I eventually got a good rhythm, but by then it was time to go watch Jeopardy! I just took a picture of my stats – although I have no clue what they mean – so when I got this thing figured out, I can look back and laugh. For now, I’m going to get some tips from my mom (she’s a REAL outdoor rower!) and watch some YouTube videos.
We shared a Junami apple while we prepped for dinner. Any dish including chicken means Kevin has to work too since I hate touching it or having any part of cutting it when it’s raw. Prissy.
Have you tried Junami apples? What’s your favorite apple? This was our first time trying them. Impulse buy. We liked it!! We also like Pink Ladies and this other tart one that I can’t remember the name of.
Have you tried rowing? I rowed outdoors with my mom’s friends once, but this was my first time trying it in the gym. My hands kinda hurt. Am I supposed to wear gloves or something?