Saturday, February 8, 2014

Chicken Chili With Black Eyed Peas


Generally, its lentils, specifically dhal, forever stocked up in my pantry (Keerai Kottu/Dhal Spinach). For a change, don't ask me why, I bought black eyed peas (Asian Green Peas Soup), which is akin the father, mother, sister or brother from the legumes family. But, seldom is a favorite ingredient for my dishes. Anyway, since I have bought black eye peas, I did, the only dish that kept popping in and out of my mind was Chicken Chili With Black Eyed Peas. Many variations between the many types of chilli chicken (Masala Raisin Chicken, Sweet Sour Chicken, Chicken Soup Watercress & Spicy Chicken Chop) or chicken chilli (Chilli Egg Curry, Chilli Crab, Chilli Fish, Chilli Mutton, Chilli Chicken Potato & Chilli Prawns), however you like to address, the one I made, of course, must be a Malaysian or Asian version, made with the ingredients I already had at home, including the lovingly home grown rosemary (Rosemary Potato Egg Salad, Rosemary Cheesy Potatoes & Rosemary Lemon Baked Chicken). Spicy, creamy and aromatic Chicken Chili With Black Eyed Peas is a spot-on for toast, or filled into pita bread, or wrapped in lettuce leaves, or how our Malaysian eating way? How else, what else, except with nasi/rice. Of course.

Ingredients
2 cups black eyed peas - soak for 2-3 hours and simmer with some water till soft and tender.
400g minced chicken
5 shallots - chopped/slice thinly
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp chilli flakes (or as as per taste)
1/2 tsp all spice powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder (optional)
2-3 sprigs rosemary - remove leaves from stems
1/2 cup cream/milk
1/4 cup water
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste
Method
Heat oil and saute shallots with ginger paste and garlic paste.
Add chicken, stir, while breaking it up into pieces with the spatula.  
Put in chilli flakes, all spice powder ,nutmeg powder, rosemary and salt.
Stir.
Add beans, cream and water. 
Simmer to heat through, stir and remove from heat.
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21 comments:

  1. A very diff combo with all the good flavours.Had a nice lunch/dinner ?

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  2. Awesome chicken dish dear..lov it :)

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  3. Chicken with blackeyed peas I have never tried it. But it looks good.

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  4. My mum makes these beans and I love them
    Happy weekend
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  5. Interesting combo ! have never thought of pairing chicken and black eyed peas ! looks yum !

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  6. That's definitely a very different curry nava...

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  7. This is such a wonderful way of cooking chicken. It looks so delicious and creamy..an innovative dish, I must say!

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  8. I have not eaten such a dish before. I wonder how it tastes like

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  9. Superb! Love your version...so good and black eyed peas happen to be my favorite which I seldom have now coz my husband's family doesn't eat them. But I am going to treat myself to this for sure :D

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  10. I like that this uses chicken mince, really interesting.

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  11. healthy combo in the stew, love it!!!

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  12. Now this is something of my kind...loved this combo. I'll prefer to have it rolled in the lettuce leaves:)

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  13. that's a super look yummmy recipe :) all time my fav ;)

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  14. Interesting & new combo.............nice presentation.
    Shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  15. Wow, interesting combo Nava, never thought of it, will surely give it a try...

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  16. I love your version of the chicken chili. What a fabulous combination of ingredients and the colour is to die for!

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  17. Looks very healthy!!
    Hey Nava, is it possible for you to remove the verification code? Last week I was travelling and thought of commenting using my phone but somehow couldn't see the code hence couldn't comment on your posts :(

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  18. Very nice combination..love ur ideas of coming up with what ever is available in the kitchen.

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  19. loved this dish...chicken & black eyed peas such an interesting combo..i think i should try it soon....hey dear I have been following you already & I'm happy about that...

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  20. Black eye peas in a new version to try looks so appertizing.

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  21. Wow, this is a very different combination... Looks quite easy to make too, i will have to ask hubby to try this since he's the chicken fan at home :)

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