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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

South Beach Diet – Part 3

turkey breast omlette

Omlette with veggies topped with smoked Turkey breast strips and low fat cheese! I absolutely LOVED this brekky.


Since its phase 2 of SBD I added croutons to this salad of grilled eggplants, olives, bits of walnut and mushrooms on a bed of mixed salad leaves. Finished with Balasamic Vinegar dressing.


My fav dinner these days- Couscous with minced chicken curry. Add raisins to the curry..ooh yum!

I made this chicken mince the Indian way, and it rocked with couscous.

A quick recipe: (for 250 gms of chicken mince)

Chop one onion and sauté it in a teaspoon of olive oil until brown. Add one spoon of ginger-garlic paste, 1 diced tomato, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin powder, 1 tsp ground coriander powder, 2 pinches of turmeric, 1/2 spoon of red chilly powder, salt as per your taste, mixed garam masala (cloves-2, cinnamon 1/2 inch, cardamom- 2), 1/2 spoon of dried or fresh mint leaves. Mix well until tomato softens. Add fresh chicken mince to this along with green peas and mix well. Cook on medium flame and covered for about 12 minutes. Add raisins to this and add water as per the consistency u desire.

Finish with a dollop of butter on top! This tastes fantastic with couscous.

(If you can manage to source a chicken masala from an Indian store, nothing like it. Just replace all the dry spice powders with 2 teaspoons of the ready made chicken curry masala)

Update: have los about 3.5 kgs since I began. have 2.5 more to go. Till then, bear with me!

3 foodie comments:

Rupz said...

wow... the mince chicken curry looks yummy... It reminded me of my latest favourite dish ... Thai - chilly basil chicken (which sometimes used minced chicken) and lots of chilli and basil ...

ßiju said...

I love this mince chicken receipe. I am gonna try it this weekend. Currently on detox. I may replace chicken with lamb.

The Ketchup Girl said...

hey biju, welcome here :). also, do add raisins. i dont know how lamb will turn out because it takes time to cook....besides chicken is lean meat and healthier :D