Indian Style Stir Fry

Cherry tomatoes and indian spices are fun

Cherry tomatoes and indian spices are fun

This is a fun switch on a stir fry. I adapted the idea from Madhur Jaffrey’s classic Curry Easy. The cooking time is very quick and the spices can be adjusted to any preference. Serve this over brown rice of bulgar pilaf.

Indian Style Chicken Stir Fry

  • 4 chicken thighs skinned, deboned and cut into small bites
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh black pepper grounds
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp split peas
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano chopped fine
  • 2 jalapenos juliened 1/2″ long
  • 1 medium onion diced medium
  • 12 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Put chicken, salt, black pepper and turmeric in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove chicken and mix in oregano, ginger, peppers and onion. Bring to room temperature. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cinnamon stick and split peas. Fry until seeds begin to pop, about 1 minute. Add chicken mixture and stir fry until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until they begin to release their juice, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

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7 Responses to Indian Style Stir Fry

  1. Raymund says:

    I havent made Indian stir fries for a while, this is a really good reminder. Love that recipe

  2. Mad Dog says:

    I could eat that for lunch with Aloo Gobi 😉

  3. Karen says:

    I haven’t ever tried a stir fry using Indian spices before….sounds good.

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    I don’t do many stir fries and certainly none that are Indian. Looks like it’s time I change that.

  5. nrhatch says:

    Curry + Rice = That’s Nice!

  6. I’m more prone to cooking with chicken thighs now. This looks great!

  7. You had me at mustard seeds! Love the Indian stir fry, I’ve started doing this too, it’s quicker than a curry.


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