Tale of Spice, spicy Butter Chicken

Tale of Spice must be one of my favourite Indian Restaurants in greater Belfast area. They have innovated in this lockdown by offering a take out and delivery service.

I had a spicy butter chicken and pilau rice take out last night.

Spicy I hear you say, yes spicy…..traditionally butter chicken is a mild, creamy and un sweet dish famous in Punjab. I asked chef for mine to be spicy and loved the heat, but, alas he had sweetened it-no doubt for the local palate. There were a generous number of succulent chicken tikka pieces and the sauce was creamy and spicy!! Definitely 9 out of 10.

My girls and I took very little time polishing it off!!

Tale of Spice, 2b Eastpoint Entertainment Village, Belfast Bt16

028 90487676


Sumptuous spicy summer salad

Here it is, my Tandoori Chicken summer salad.

I marinated 7 chicken thighs (overnight) in the fridge. For the marinade I used yoghurt, tandoori masala, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Chicken drumsticks or breast can be used however the thigh has loads of flavour!!

I have to ask Santa for a Tandoor oven so I have to suffice with my Halogen oven /air fryer. I placed the thighs as above and placed in oven. I set it at 220oC for 30 minutes. I cooked for 20 minutes, then turned pieces over once and increased the time by 10 minutes.

Once cooked I shredded and added to my salad, which was made from grated carrot, diced cucumber, celery, lettuce, sweet corn and red pepper. I dressed with minty yoghurt. This fed four hungry mouths!!