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Back in the old days when my mom was using meal packages to cook our ‘special meals’ one of those meals what Chicken Tandoori. Of course, my mom doesn’t use them anymore (yay!!) because those packages mostly contain not enough rice or veggies of the amount of people they intent to. And of course, there is the huge amount of salt in the spice mixes.

Ok, enough about these kinds of food, lets talk tasty food! Instead of using a pre-made spice mix I mixed up my own. I bought a load of spice mix containers and mixed up a few different ones. I’m going to post the ones I made somewhere in the next few weeks, when I mix them up again (since some of them are already used and gone). Instead of chicken I used tempeh, since that has a bit more bit them tofu when you bake this.

What do you need?

  • 200 gr. of tempeh
  • 200 gr. of frozen pea’s
  • 200 gr. of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 large of garlic
  • 300 ml of plant-based yogurt, no added flavors
  • Rice
  • Tandoori Spices
    • 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
    • 1 tablespoon or coriander
    • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon of paprika powder
    • 1 teaspoon of pepper
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon of gloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1. Mix the spices into a nice spice mix, you don’t need everything, so store into a (spice) container.
2. Boil rice according to the directions on the package and depending on your preferred way of cooking rice. I used a rice cooker so I added extra water and frozen pea’s. But you can heat them in a separate pot.
3. Cut to garlic and the onion into pieces and roughly chop up the tempeh. Sprinkle on a bit of the spice mix.
4. Heat some oil in a pan and fry the garlic and onion until the garlic is fragrant.
5. Add the tempeh and fry until brown
6. Mix the yogurt with the amount of spices you like. I liked mine with loads of flavour, so I think I ended up using about a tablespoon.
7. Turn down the heat as low as possible and add the yogurt to the tempeh. Leave to simmer for a few minutes to really mix the flavors.
8. Transfer the rice and pea’s into a bowl and add the tempeh. Top of with some cherry tomatoes. Which you see are missing on my pictures since I was hungry when I made this and ate them while cooking. It happens sometimes 😛

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