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I invented this recipe based on leftovers and stuff I found in the pantry so measurements are off the top of my head (I know I should use a spoon but I end up tilting the jar and letting loose.. how daring am I?! lol) But it was easy to make and yummy to eat so here it is!

Ingredients:

  • 200g cooked diced chicken (I used charcoal chicken. You could use boiled, curried or mince)
  • thin Turkish bread (must be thin so it soaks up juices without being too obvious a taste)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can butter beans
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Coriander to garnish (I would have liked to use oregano but didn’t have any)
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala
  • 2 tsp. chilli flakes (more or less as per your tastes)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Take out a flat baking dish and line with your thin bread making sure the bottom is evenly covered as are the sides.
  2. In a pan heat combine the diced tomatoes and beans and bring to the boil
  3. Add chaat masala, chilli flakes, salt and pepper and stir till combined
  4. Add the yoghurt and let it simmer till the sauce is thick and creamy with no lumps
  5. Turn off the heat and let it cool for a minute before pouring into the bread lined dish
  6. Smooth the surface with the back of your ladle and top with cheese and coriander or any herbs of your choosing
  7. Bake at 180C in a fan forced over for 15-20 minutes or till the cheese is a golden brown
  8. Take out of the oven and let it rest for five minutes before serving. This ensure the contents have time to solidify slightly and your presentation isn’t sloppy

Note: you could use cream instead of yoghurt and add more cheese and an egg or two to make this bake more rich and creamy. I liked how this turned out though. Nice and light but also filling!

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My blog – 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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