Sunday, 14 October 2012

Butter chicken (simple/quick/scrumptious)

This recipe has been contributed by my good friend Meena Lobo!... I have tried it out.... and OMG, it really is simple, quick and scrumptious!

1 chicken (cut into bite size pieces)
1 cup thick curd
4 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp Garam Masala powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp red tandoori color
4 ripe tomatoes (very finely chopped)
½ tsp methi (fenugreek) seeds
4 tbsp hot n sweet tomato sauce
1 cup cream
Handful cashew nuts (made into a paste)
Coriander leaves (about 2 tbsp)
1 tsp oil
2 tbsp Butter

To the curd add 2 tsp Ginger n Garlic Paste, 2 tsp chilly powder, salt and red tandoori color. Marinate Chicken for 1 hour. Oven grill the chicken Or you can fry as well in a little butter.

In a separate vessel, Add 1 tsp oil and fry Methi seeds. Add 2 tsp Ginger n Garlic paste n tomatoes. Stir n mix. Now add butter (don't stir) and let the tomatoes cook, with closed lid, on slow.

When oil separates add 2 tsp chilly powder, 1 tsp Garam Masala, cream and tandoored chicken. stir n mix well.

Next add the cashew nut paste and hot n sweet tomato sauce. Mix well. Close lid

Let it cook on slow for a while (5-10 mins). Check for salt and last garnish with coriander leaves!!


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