Saturday, November 17

Martha Madness

So the fall/winter time brings out this side in me... a cooking, baking, domestic side. I have this friend that I call "Martha" because she is always making things like Chicken Bruchetta and then says "it's easy"... you just... and then rambles off 19 ingredients I've never even heard of, let alone would I be able to find them in my local grocery store.

Well anyway, today I had a Martha moment. Some of you know that I have a fond taste for Indian food. Well, last week Melissa's nanny (who is Indian) made some Chicken Tikka Masala and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since. Indian food is usually really high in points and since I'm in a dedicated frame of mind (to WW) I wanted to see if I could find a lower point alternative. So I scoured the good ol' interweb for a recipe and found one here.. I made some adjustments to the recipe, eliminating the salt, replacing the heavy cream with light cream and using Promise Fat Free butter instead of real butter... I also replaced the yogurt with nonfat yogurt and voila.. you have a Chicken Tikka dish with a little bit of a kick but less points but great taste. Oh, I also used one less chicken boob and kept the serving size to 4.

This is 7 pts per serving and with a half cup of brown rice.. you have a 9 point indulgence.


melissious said...

Holy CRAP, that's like a magazine picture! Was it delicious?? Can't wait to try it!! I had some MORE of the tikka masala for lunch today... and there's STILL a whole tupperware full in the fridge! I guess it was worth the $5 for spices, lol.

melissious said...

Wow, that's a big picture. :) I'm having a rough WW day. I want to EAT!! I've used a couple of flex points and I'm not getting full! I should just go to bed so I don't have to wrestle with this anymore!

Anonymous said...

Wow.. that picture belongs in Bon Appetite magazine.. I bet it tastes as good as it looks.. :)

Swizzlepop said...

Why ya gotta tease with the Tikka? We just had some last week and we split 1 order. I LOVE that stuff.

Here is another Indian recipe site that an Indian friend sent me. I haven't tried anything yet but if you have another "Martha moment" you may want to try some..