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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

COUNTRY CAPITAIN

Its an Anglo-Indian speciality,Country Captain is essentially leftover meat warmed in a curry and veggie sauce.Its an easy and quick technique that produces delicious results.You can also make this dish with left over tandoori chicken,Roast duck with cinnamon-plum Glaze or any other roast poultry or meat.



Ingredients :
Leftover Cooked Chicken Meat - 3/4 Pound
Unsalted Butter/Olive Oil - 3 Tbsp
Finely Chopped Garlic - 1 Tsp
Chopped Onion - 1 1/2 Cups
All Purpose Flour - 2 Tsp
Worcestershire Sauce - 1 Tsp
Chicken Stock or Heavy Cream - 1/3 Cup
Green Bell Pepper(Cored and julienned) - 1
Red Bell Pepper (Cored and julienned) - 1
Pineapple Cubes,1 inch - 1/2 Cup (Optional)
Roasted Cashews or Almonds - 1/4 Cup (Optional)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper - As Required


Method :
1) Cut the chicken into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
2) Heat the butter in a large heavy nonstick pan over medium high heat.Add the garlic,curry powder and onion and cook,stirring occasionally.For 2 minutes or until the vegetables are barely soft.Add the flour and cook,stirring for 1 minute.Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and cream and bring the sauce to a boil.
3) Add the green and red bell peppers.Reduce the heat to medium and cook,stirring and tossing,for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are barely soft.Fold in the chicken and cook until heated through.Fold in the pineapple(I have not used here).Transfer to a serving platter.
4) Sprinkle with pepper and scatter the cashews or almonds on top and serve immediately.



Recipe Source : Julie Sahni's Indian Cooking

18 comments:

Asha said...

I have heard of this dish, never made it.Sounds great Viji and good to see you too!:))

Viji said...

Hi Asha,good to be back in to blogging world.I was tied with so many works in between.This is a good dish out of left over meat and easy too :-)

Seena said...

Viji,
Have heard of this..looks interesting..!

Viji said...

Try it out,its a good side dish.

Happy cook said...

I have a cooking book from the raj period. And i have seen the recipie in it. But never made it.
Yours look lovely.And all the nut that has to be delicious.

Viji said...

thanks Happy Cook,it was really good ;-) try and give me the feed back

Pooja V said...

I liked this Viji...Thanks for si=uch a wonderful recipe.

Viji said...

Thanks pooja.DO try it,u will love it.

Cinnamon said...

I never heard of it... its an intro of a new dish to me :)
It is definitly on Next try list!!
Thanks for sharing!

Viji said...

Thanks Connamon.Let me know how it came out and how u liked it :-)

Jyothi said...

Hi Viji! great idea with leftover meat. Looks yumm...thanks for sharing.

Viji said...

Thanks jyothi,its really a great side dish.

Siri said...

Hi Viji, Never heard of this dish - probably becoz I am vegeterian..:D.. great dish..

Viji said...

Thanks Sri,Ohh sorry dear,I will be posting something for veggies soon:-)

Cynthia said...

I like the name :) Country Chicken

Viji said...

:-) Thanks Cynthia.

Jyothsna said...

Like the name of the dish :)

Viji said...

Thanks Jyothsna.Me too like the name :-))