The snow is still on the ground but our Big Green Egg has been smoking. It’s amazing how a simple dish cooked on the grill can taste so good. That’s exactly what Patak had us doing recently with a grilled Mango Chicken followed by a little Bollywood-inspired workout.
The kids were craving fresh mangos over the dried ones we’ve been eating in winter so I picked up a few when I saw them at our local market. These were perfect for a chicken dish using Patak’s Mango Chicken cooking sauce. Just like the Chickpea Pizza with Spicy Butter Chicken from last month and practically every dish I’ve made as part of my involvement Patak’s Canada, this Mango Chicken dish was so easy to make.
I love that all I had to do was marinate the skinless, boneless chicken thighs in the sauce and grill. The preparation time was actually short compared to the almost 2-hours of smoking the chicken on the grill. What better way to use that time before dinner than with a little Indian dancing?
We love music in our home and are constantly exposing the kids to different sounds, from blind African musicians Amadou & Mariam to bagpipes from the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band. Music gets into your soul, making you want to move and Indian music is no different. But how to dance?
While doing a little searching on Youtube I discovered Doonya, a Bollywood inspired workout program created by Priya and Kajal. Although their physical studios aren’t in my city they do offer online classes and have posted some great workout videos on Youtube. Sharing dance movements performed in popular films you not only learn how to perform the steps yourself but you enjoy a great workout too. They have a whole video library of workouts for each day of the week including this Sunday Night Stress Relief stretch routine.
I loved this quick workout based on the 2014 film Gulaab Gang:
Working out isn’t one of my strong suits but adding in some cultural dancing and music that makes you move is something I can get behind. It is a lot of fun and a great way to pass the time until our grilled mango chicken was ready. Boy did we work up an appetite.
Disclosure: I am part of the Patak’s Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions and experiences on this blog are my own.