Chicken Tikka with Basmati Rice – A recipe from Trisha Lewis’ new Cookbook


I love to make this fragrant takeaway favourite at home for lunch or dinner. You can prepare it all in one pot and it will suit the whole family as the spice level is moderate!
This is gluten free
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2


75g basmati rice
olive oil
2 onions, diced
2 tsp frozen garlic (or 2 garlic cloves, chopped)
2 tsp frozen ginger (or a thumb-sized piece of
fresh ginger, peeled and chopped)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and diced
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp cracked black pepper
½ tsp curry powder
½ tsp garam masala
1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
75ml light cream

To garnish:
3 tbsp natural yoghurt a handful of fresh mint leaves, chopped
Start by putting on your basmati rice to cook according to packet instructions.
Heat a medium-sized non-stick pan and add some oil. Sauté off your onions, garlic
and ginger until softened. Add your chicken pieces and stir fry until cooked through. Add
in the diced red pepper and stir to combine. Next tip in all your spices and lightly fry so
that the fragrances get released. Add in your tomatoes and simmer lightly for 5 minutes, then finish by stirring through your cream. Serve with the rice, and garnish with some natural yoghurt and fresh mint.

Ireland’s favourite weight loss star reveals her delicious recipes in new cookbook

When Trisha Lewis stood on the scales in February 2018 and saw 26 stone on the display, she knew she had hit rock bottom. In her new book Trisha’s Transformation, the popular Instagram star and professional chef shares her moving story, her lessons learned, along with 60 delicious recipes which have kept her fuelled and motivated to beat the bulge.

In the book, Trisha speaks about her childhood and growing up on a dairy farm in Limerick where she was one of nine sisters. Her instant sibling-community would stay with her every step of the journey, from childhood bullying, to backing out of being a bridesmaid, from milestones missed to WhatsApps left on “read”, they were by her side through it all.

This sense of community has followed Trisha along her path, and after she hit rock bottom, she made the ultimate act of modern-day accountability to finally turn her life around by creating a public Instagram page detailing her journey. Trisha’s following grew rapidly, with followers loving her honesty, humour, and motivation.

On writing the book and sharing her recipes Trisha says, ‘I wanted to help anyone who may have been in my position and show them that you have never gone too far. The recipes in the book are simple, tasty, and cost-effective. I picked them because I find the food you need to eat in the typical diets boring and unsustainable. I would like to lose weight, but I do not want to lose flavour’.

Since that day in February 2018, Trisha has lost 8 stone and each day, she is changing her life for the better. She is well and truly beating the bulge!

Trisha’s Transformation is published by Gill Books, priced at €19.99


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