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Friday, May 20, 2016

Tandoori Chicken

 

INGREDIENTS:

 

yields 4 serving

    • 1 1/2 cups Dannon® Plain Yogurt
    • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 2 Tbsp. ginger, minced
    • 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp. ground cumin
    • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
    • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
    • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
    • 1 cup jasmine rice, cooked
    • 1 (3 1/3 lbs.) chicken cut into 8ths, or 8 chicken thighs

 

DIRECTIONS:

    1. In a bowl, combine yogurt with all the spices. Add chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    2. Lightly oil grill and preheat 5-10 minutes (or preheat broiler). Place marinated chicken pieces on heated grill or broiler pan.
    3. Cook chicken 8-10 minutes per side, basting occasionally with juices. Serve chicken over jasmine rice sprinkled with cilantro.

 

 Tips for substitution with yogurt

IT'S NOT ALWAYS AN EVEN EXCHANGE

When you substitute yogurt for fats and liquids in your cooking, it's not always an even, cup-for-cup exchange. As a general rule, add the minimum you think you'll need and add more slowly, as required to avoid thinning.
Here are a few substitution ratios to keep in mind:

You can reduce the oil in all your recipes with this easy formula: 1/2 cup of oil is equivalent to 3/4 cup of yogurt. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of oil, replace it with 1/2 a cup of oil and 3/4 cup of yogurt.

Reduce the butter in your recipes with this simple ratio: 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick) equals 1/4 cup of yogurt. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, replace it with 1/2 cup of butter and 1/4 cup of yogurt.

When baking, you can try replacing one egg with 1/4 cup yogurt.

MAKE IT PLAIN

If you cook with yogurt, make sure you know which flavor is best suited for each recipe. Savory dishes may taste better with plain yogurt, while flavored yogurt works well with sweet dishes. Ultimately, it's a matter of personal preference, so feel free to experiment!
The main thing to keep in mind is that different types of yogurt have different tastes that will affect your end result!

Greek is a little tangier in taste than plain yogurt, so it really lends itself to recipes like meat marinades, salad dressings, dips, and potato dishes.

Plain yogurt tends to work really well as a substitute in baking. 

USE YOGURT WISELY

Before you substitute yogurt for everything, here are a few pointers to get the most out of it in your cooking.
The way you stir and heat yogurt will make a big difference in the result:

Over-stirring yogurt may cause it to break down and thin out. Never vigorously stir, whisk, or beat yogurt. Instead, fold it into your recipes to maintain its rich and creamy consistency.

If you heat yogurt too quickly, it will separate into curds and whey. Avoid this by removing dish from heat first and let cool slightly. Then slowly stir in room-temperature yogurt.

Speaking of heating, don't forget that when yogurt is heated above 120 Degree F, it loses its beneficial bacteria. The acidity in yogurt can react negatively to aluminum, so avoid using aluminum foil or aluminum baking dishes when cooking or baking with it.





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1 comment:

  1. I Love tandoori chicken! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

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