Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Spicy Chicken with Tahini & Tomato Sauce

Recipe by:zainab

5 thin chicken cutlets.
1 Tablespoon olive oil.
1 medium onion,finely chopped.
2 garlic cloves,finely grated.
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger,peeled and finely grated.
3 medium tomato ,finely chopped.
1 Tablespoon Tahini*.
2 Tablespoons tomato paste.
1 teaspoon arabic gulf mix spice.
1 teaspoon curry powder.
1 teaspoon salt.
Pinch cayenne pepper.
1 Tablespoon rose water.
1 1/3 cups water.
chopped fresh parsley.

1)Heat a grill pan over high,season cutlets with olive oil ,salt and pepper,cook 3 minutes per side.

2)In a large saucepan,heat oil ,add onion,cook,stirring until beginning to brown 6-7 minutes.

3)Add ginger,garlic and spices,cook,stirring until fragrant .

4)Add chopped tomato ,tomato paste,tahini,rose water and water ,simmer for 10-15 minutes over medium heat .

5)Add cooked chicken cutlets and fresh parsley,simmer for 20-25 minutes over medium heat.

6)Serve with naan bread or basmati rice or pita bread and green salad.

*Tahini:made from crushed sesame seeds.


burekaboy said...

looks like another great recipe :) have never seen a chicken dish including rosewater before.

Arabic Bites said...

Thank you bb,
we use alot of rose water in gulf savory dishes.


Nabeela said...

oh wow. I just discovered your blog today. I LOVE middle eastern food...and this blog is perfect for it!

Kate said...

I always thought u cannot cook tahini, can only be used at the end. Guess i was wrong. I like your blog , and have added you to my blog roll.Hope your fasting is going well. May Allah answer all your prayers :)

maninas: food matters said...

Wow, what an interesting recipe! It's on my must-try list!

Arabic Bites said...

Hi nabeela,
thank you for the comment.

Arabic Bites said...

I always use tahini in my cooking & baking and it is so good with cake,
Another way to use tahini:
try it with Arabic khobiz (flat bread or pita bread) by mixing date syrup or sugar with tahini, so tasty, it's like the American style when it comes to peanut butter and jam.
Tray it, and hope you like the taste.
my fasting is going so well,thank you for asking.
May Allah answer your prayers too.


Arabic Bites said...

hi maninas,
Thank you so much,
please do, you will love it,
and do not forget to tell me what you think.


Chris said...

Wow this looks awesome... I'll have to make this one!

Arabic Bites said...

hi chris,
hope you like the dish and it turns out well.


NeverEver said...

I tried cooking this recipe today and it was SO DELICIOUS. A huge hit! Thank you!!

bean1007 said...

I just made this tonight, and it was delicious. Thank you very much for sharing your recipes. I couldn't for the life of me find my rose water, so I had to make it without it. With my luck, it'll show up tomorrow. Thank you again! I've got a little list of recipes of yours that I want to try :)

Anonymous said...

Made this yummy dish tonight! My hubby and his brother loved it! I served it with white basmati rice, and your zucchini pancakes!

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight and my hubby, kids, and BIL loved it! I served it w/ Basmati Rice and your Zucchini Pancakes!

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