Nearly 1 billion people in the world suffer from hunger.

Think about that number for a minute. 1 BILLION. Considering there are just over 7 billion people in the world, that means that nearly 15% of them don’t have enough to eat.

The charity Find Your Feet recently launched the Curry For Change campaign, to help rural families in Asia and Africa climb out of poverty through farming. To raise awareness, they launched a recipe competition sponsered by NATCO Foods, which involved creating your own Indian-inspired recipe using at least three NATCO ingredients.

While the competition closes today (in three hours actually, I’ve never been good at getting things done early) you can still get involved with Find Your Feet and Curry For Change. Tweet them at @findyourfeet and @natcofoods, citing #curryforchange.

Ingredients:

For the chicken:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 400mls of low fat, natural yogurt
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 2 clove-sized pieces of NATCO dried ginger
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp of NATCO dried turmeric
  • 1tsp of NATCO cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp of NATCO white peppercorns
  • 1tsp dried coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes (add more, depending on how much spice you like!)
  • A few drops of orange food colouring
  • Wooden or bamboo skewers

For the raita:

  • 200ml low fat natural yogurt
  • Large handful of mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 a cucumber, grated
  • Pinch of salt

In a bowl, mix the chicken pieces, lemon juice and a large pinch of salt. Set aside for 20 minutes.

Add the natural yogurt, spices, garlic and salt to a food processor. Mix until blended, then add a few drops of orange food colouring. Pour the marinade over the chicken pieces, and refrigerate for 6 – 24 hours.

Once ready, push the chicken pieces onto the wooden skewers (leaving a little space between each piece) and grill in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until cooked. Serve over salad leaves drizzled with lemon juice.

For the raita, mix the yogurt, mint, lemon juice, salt and cucumber in a bowl. If you want a smoother consistency, briefly blitz it in a food processor. Serve alongside the chicken.

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