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You can make new dishes with leftover food in several ways. Like making an omelet out of the veggies, soup/pasta with meat, fried rice with boiled rice, etc. Otherwise, you can use the leftovers to top a pizza, fill a sandwich, quesadilla or burrito, or make a simple salad with. But, what about the barely touched chutneys you don’t want to go to waste? Are you aware that you can make a whole new dish with it?

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Green Chutney

Here is an idea for you! If you have green chutney lying in your fridge, use it to make this yummy yogurt & coriander chutney chicken.

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

Oil/Ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
8 curry leaves
1 large onion finely chopped, pureed (boil, cool and grind) is better
3 tbsp cooking cream, or according to thickness required – You can buy it here

For the marinade:
800 grams chicken
1 cup yoghurt
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp pepper powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala – You can buy it here
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp green chilli paste – you can skip this if the chutney has enough chili
2 to 3 tbsp leftover coriander chutney
½ tsp chaat masala – You can buy it here
Salt per taste (Tip – Remember that chaat masala and coriander chutney would have enough salt so taste them and then measure accordingly)

NONVEG - YOGHURT & CORIANDER CHUTNEY CHICKEN
A cup of yogurt

METHOD:

  • Marinate the chicken, and keep aside, for at least an hour.
  • In a utensil, heat some oil. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves to splutter.
  • Add onion (raw or pureed) and fry until the color changes.
  • Add the marinated chicken and fry on high flame for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the flame and cover the utensil so the chicken cooks for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the cooking cream and cover it. Let it cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite roti or naan. You can also have it without any carbohydrates on the side. 😉
NONVEG - YOGHURT & CORIANDER CHUTNEY CHICKEN
Yoghurt & Coriander Chutney Chicken

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NONVEG - YOGHURT & CORIANDER CHUTNEY CHICKEN
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We believe in 0% wastage. Here are some more ideas to make use of leftovers:

  • The leftover wine at the end of the bottle – Freeze into ice cubes and use in stews and sauces.
  • Loads of garlic that may spoil while you are on vacation – Put the peeled garlic cloves in a glass jar and cover with olive oil. Seal and store it in the fridge. This combination can be used as pickles or separately and doesn’t spoil for many months.
  • A bit of jam left – Mix with half the amount of vinegar and a dash of Worcestershire sauce (You can buy it here). This can be used as a quick spread for sandwiches or poured over chicken pieces before baking.
  • Scrape the little bit of mayonnaise that stick on the sides of the container and mix into hot mashed potato or scrambled eggs, before serving, for a delicious flavor.
  • Save peels and tops of carrots, onions (not the dry skin) and other veg and keep in a sealed bag in the fridge.  Use this with leftover bones as the basis for some delicious home-made stock.
  • Leftover ground coffee can be rubbed on any wooden furniture to hide the scraped edges or marks.

That’s all for now, hope you guys find these tips useful. Stay tuned for more amazing recipes as well as tips.

Karen Lavina Dsouza

Blogger, Food Enthusiast, Recipe Developer

About the Author

Karen was born in Kuwait and raised in Mangalore, India. Though she loved eating, she never entered a kitchen until her mid-twenties when she passionately began cooking for her baby sister and boyfriend (husband now). Till then, cooking was probably not even on her list of passions. But after a lot of experimentation and kitchen accidents, Karen now finds cooking therapeutic. She believes it is an art that gives her a sense of satisfaction when she prepares dishes for her friends and family, especially her little one.

Her dishes are usually simple and include easy-to-find ingredients. Her goal is to provide busy moms with tried and tested quick recipe options. So, in the midst of running around after your kids, cleaning boogers off your clothes or simply trying to steal some time for a bubble bath, you can still prepare these easy but delicious meals for your loved ones as well as yourself.

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6 Comments

  1. Pratibha says:

    This looks yummy! Will surely give it a try

  2. Thats a perfect recipe for tikkas and kebabs. I will definitely try it. your blog has got tons of amazing recipes i loved.

  3. Urvashi says:

    This is superb elaborate recipe. I am a putr vegetarian but totally love the cooking and putting together all the masala and spices. Pictures have come out really vibrant and drool worthy

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