Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry

Serves 2

2 sweet potatoes
2 teaspoons mild curry powder and 1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tin lentils
1 small bunch coriander
1 small tub Greek yoghurt
1 onion
1 clove garlic
1 red chilli
1 tin tomatoes
1 tin coconut milk
300g bag young spinach
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper

Finely chop the onion, garlic and red chilli. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into chunks.

Heat a pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil and fry the onion for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and chilli to taste and fry for a further 1 minute.

Add the sweet potato and spices to the pan and fry for 2 minutes. Add the tinned tomatoes and coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper, bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potato is soft.

Finely chop the coriander. Drain the lentils and rinse off under cold water. Add the lentils and spinach to the sweet potato and cook until the spinach has wilted.

Add extra salt and pepper if necessary and divide between 2 bowls. Sprinkle over the coriander and serve with the Greek yoghurt.

Coconut Lime Chicken with Rice

An easy and healthy dish which is light and full of zingy flavours. A satisfying weekday recipe.

Serves 2

150g  jasmine rice
400 g chicken thighs, boned
2 baby gem lettuce
1 small tin coconut milk
2 limes
15 g mint
1 red chilli pepper
olive oil (3 tablespoons)
fish sauce

Preheat the oven to 200° C. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Add the rice and cook for 10 minutes. Drain the rice off through a sieve; add a small amount of water to the pan. Set the sieve over the pan, cover with a lid and allow the rice to steam over a low heat.
Finely chop the red chilli. Place the chicken in a bowl, drizzle over 2 tablespoons olive oil, season with salt and pepper, squeeze over the juice from the lime and add half he chopped chilli. Heat a grill pan over high heat and grill the chicken thighs on both sides. Place the chicken in a roasting dish and roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
Finely chop the mint. In a bowl, mix together 120 ml coconut milk, the juice of half the second lime, fish sauce to taste, the chopped mint and remaining chopped chilli. Click the leaves off the baby gem lettuce.
Lay the baby gem leaves in a serving bowl. Spoon the rice on top. Slice the chicken diagonally into pieces and place on top of the rice. Spoon over the coconut dressing and serve.

Chicken and Aubergine Curry

2 onions, peeled and cut into chunks
5 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
6 tablespoons sunflower oil
500 g boned and skinned chicken thighs, cut into 4 cm cubes
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 tin chopped tomatoes
200 ml coconut milk
2 aubergines, cut into cubes
small bunch fresh coriander

Place the onions, ginger and garlic in a Magimix (food processor) and blend until finely chopped.

Heat a heavy based casserole over medium heat with 3 tablespoons sunflower oil and sweat the onion mixture for about 10 minutes until it turns a light golden colour.

Add the chicken and fry for a few more minutes until lightly coloured. Add salt, to taste, the ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and garam masala. Fry for 1-2 minutes to cook the spices out.

Add the tinned tomatoes and coconut milk and simmer gently for about 20 minutes until the chicken has cooked through.

Heat a frying pan over high heat with the remaining 3 tablespoons sunflower oil and fry the aubergines until golden brown and tender. Season with salt and pepper. Add half the aubergine to the curry about 10 minutes into the cooking time.

To serve, scatter the remaining aubergine and coriander over the chicken curry. Serve with steamed basmati rice, cucumber and mint raita, papadums or naan bread.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours