I need main dish ideas for leftover tandoori chicken, that I've taken off the bone. Especially using Indian flavors.

I made too much tandoori chicken. I'd like to use the meat, which I took off the bone, in another dish, preferably one with a sauce that would work over rice.
Ideas?

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Gleaner
Gleaner January 30, 2015

Butter chicken:
http://myindiantaste.com/butter-chicken-recipe-leftover-tandoori-chicken/
Chicken Tikka masala:
http://www.finecooking...
Pizza:
http://portandfin.com/tandoori-chicken-pizza-with-honeyed-yogurt-garlic-sauce/

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Nancy
Nancy January 30, 2015

See curry chicken with sweet potatoes (Melissa Clark in ny times April. 2013). tasty and medium # of ingredients. If the sweet poatoes and rice sound like too much starch, leave one out, then try with the other. Also, if you want another way to use up the chicken, make dosas (large thin Indian pancakes), sauce the chicken abd fill. Delicious.

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Pegeen
Pegeen January 30, 2015

It's a great recipe. http://cooking.nytimes...

Windischgirl
Windischgirl January 30, 2015

Wow! All fab ideas. I also have a LOT of atta flour, so naan might be in the works this weekend too.
Thanks so much!

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Trena Heinrich
Trena Heinrich January 30, 2015

I suggest going with your idea of serving the leftover tandoori chicken with naan bread. It's often served this way in the Little India quarter of George Town, Penang where I live. Here's a recipe that I've made at home that you might try. https://food52.com/recipes...

Nancy
Nancy January 30, 2015

Teens - wow, Penang! This site has people from all over!

Nancy
Nancy January 30, 2015

spell check keeps changing your name to teens - sorry - ugh

keg72
keg72 January 30, 2015

I think it would be great just added to a flavorful Indian rice dish. For instance: http://cooking.nytimes...

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx January 30, 2015

For me, mixing it up in some tomato rice, an Indian bowl sounds good.

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames January 30, 2015

I'd want to retain all the goodness of the tandoori seasoning, not smothering with a sauce. I'd put the chicken in a phulka roti wrap with a simple cucumber + Greek yogurt + cumin/salt/pepper raita, peppery greens like watercress or arugula, and perhaps some eggplant, simply roasted thin wedges with just a bit of salt and pepper in a hot oven, but that would be optional. A good handful of fresh cilantro leaves and a squeeze of lime should do it. ;o)

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Windischgirl
Windischgirl January 30, 2015

I actually have some leftover cute raita, so that would work, AJ. Thanks, everyone!

Nancy
Nancy January 30, 2015

Windishgirl - and if it was ugly raita, you wouldn't use it? Auto-INcorrect strikes again!

Windischgirl
Windischgirl January 30, 2015

LOL. Actually, ugly raita would have a shorter lifespan, because I'd want to get rid of the evidence. Maybe that's why it's still sitting in the fridge. Cute is a survival strategy...it works for babies, why not for condiments?

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LE BEC FIN
LE BEC FIN January 30, 2015

I'm guessing you know that tandoori chicken (marinated in yoghurt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, spices) is the basis for Chicken Tika Masala- the tomato based sauce dish seen here in all non-vegetarian Indian restnts?

One of my fav uses is to cube and skewer the cubed chicken and dip one side of the skewer in a curry mayo (mayo strongly flavored w/ Madras curry powder and a little lemon juice) and then dip that one side in roasted chopped cashews.

I have also shredded the chicken and used in my Mom's Curried Chicken Pancakes:
https://food52.com/recipes...

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Windischgirl
Windischgirl February 1, 2015

I ended up making Jamie Oliver's recipe for Tikka Masala, but finding it a bit bland, so am doubling up on some of the spices. Strangely, Madhur Jaffrey doesn't have a recipe...and I rely on her books! Proof is in the tasting. Thanks to all for your help!

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LE BEC FIN
LE BEC FIN February 3, 2015

Julie Sahni is the Indian chef i most admre. Her tika masala recipe is on epicurious.com if you feel like comparing it to Jamie's.

Aliwaks
Aliwaks February 3, 2015

I realize this is days gao, so you have probably done something with your chicken but next time I think it would make a crazy good version of shepards pie-- shredded tandoori chicken, a handful of peas and a bit of gingery tomatoes plumped with some yogurt or cream topped with mashed cauliflower/potato with cumin, mustard oil & nigella seeds. you could serve a nice cucumber & onion salad on the side with fresh cilantro and mint.

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Stephanie
Stephanie February 3, 2015

I like the rice bowl idea...here's a fusion twist with a different starch: Indian inspired pasta (or pasta salad) - with chopped tomato, onion, bell pepper, zucchini, and a bit of yogurt to sauce it up.

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