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Tuesday, September 25, 2007


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