Thursday, January 6, 2011

Butter chicken and food palette winner

butter chicken
2 chicken breast
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp chillie powder
1 tsp salt

Marinate the chicken cut into cubes with lemon juice, chillie powder and salt for an hour.

2" cinnamon stick
3 cardamom
3 cloves
1/4 tsp peppercorns
1/4 tsp nutmeg grated
1 tbsp cashews
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp coriander powder *
1 cup yogurt
1 tbsp oil

Roast cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, cumin, cashews and grind into a powder. Add this powder to nutmeg, yogurt, turmeric and coriander powder. Add the previously marinated chicken and marinate for another hour.

Heat oil and add only the chicken without the marinade, then in about 2 minutes reduce the heat to medium. Add the marinade and cook the chicken covered till the chicken is 3/4th cooked (not fully cooked) about 10 minutes. Take the chicken out and leave aside.

1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup onions
1 cup tomatoes
1 tbsp curry leaves
1 tsp ginger grated
1 tsp garlic
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup cream
1/4 tsp chillie powder or tandoori powder
1/4 tsp fenugreek powder
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coriander leaves garnish

Heat oil saute the onions, curry leaves then ginger, bay leaves, tomatoes. When tomatoes are soft add cream then the sauce from the cooked chicken. Then add the chicken pieces and cook till the spices blend. Towards the end add butter, fenugreek powder, honey and let the chicken get cooked fully add a little water if the gravy is too thick or the chicken is not cooked to taste. Add coriander leaves and serve hot with naan.

Don't use lots of fenugreek powder as the curry will taste bitter, and not too much honey as it will taste too sweet.

* I use roasted coriander masala powder. Alternatively can roast coriander seeds and powder then use.

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53 comments:

  1. creamy butter chicken,apt for rotis.making me drool here..

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  2. Love the butter chicken :) looks very appetizing :)

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  3. Congrats to sanyuka :)!!! The butter chicken looks absolutely mouthwatering *drools* Look forward to the new color :)

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  4. yummy! tempting butter chicken...just need some fresh hot naan!

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  5. rich n creamy butter chicken.. congrats 2 the winner..

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  6. yum yum yum!very tempting and delicious butter chicken

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  7. What luscious flavors. Wish I had that for dinner!

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  8. Curry looks delicious. congrats of samyukta.

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  9. U made my day darling..i m the winner..wow.thanks and looking forward for another lovely color...butter chciken is my fav with herb rice n urs looks absolutely droolworthy n tongue tickling....amazing akheela..

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  10. Butter chicken! Yum! Good with the naan you prepared earlier.

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  11. Butter chicken is one of my favorite indian food, that and chicken tikka masala. Love those two dishes. Yours looks stunning.

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  12. Oh my that looks good - all warm for the winter with the spice. I agree - I'd love it with the naan.

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  13. This looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. This is one of my favorite all time dishes! It looks so mouth watering! I might have to try this recipe really soon!

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  15. Sounds amazingly flavorful with all the spices you are using, excellent!

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  16. Creamy, rich and flavoursome! I love it.

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  17. Sounds and looks delicious! Congrats to the winner too..

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  18. This looks like comfort food for sure. So many great flavors and ingredients - I like that there's yogurt in this. Does the yogurt work as a thickener?

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  19. Butter chicken looks creamy n delicious..Congrats to the winner..

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  20. Congrats to sanyukta....the butter chicken looks wonderful...I didn't know nutmeg was used...will try this one...
    Reva

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  21. Congrats to the winner..Butter chicken looks soo irresistible and makes me hungry..

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  22. what a great middle eastern flair with the cinnamon we love cooking with these types of spices...this is a must try looks fabulous!

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  23. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!!

    Congrats to the winner :)

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  24. Ooo, I love butter chicken! Thanks for this recipe, I think it's so hard to find good indian cookbooks!

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  25. Butter chicken is my favorite..this looks fabulous,yum yum..

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  26. This butter chicken is definitely making my mouth water! It looks absolutely delicious!

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  27. Looks very delicious...Congrats to the winner :)

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  28. butter chicken looks very delicious///

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  29. Give me a flavorful Indian curry any day! I would dive into that bowl right now!

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  30. Yum, what a delicious looking chicken recipe. I love anything with curry in it. I love the smell when cooking with curry, too! Although, I always cook with curry powder, never with leaves before. I wonder if there is a huge difference?

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  31. This looks so appealing with all flavors in it! I love the presentation!

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  32. Hi
    please do collect the stylish blog award from my space:-)

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  33. Your butter chicken is making me very hungry! Happy new year to you and your family too!

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  34. Your chicken looks delicious. Love the cardamom addition and bet it goes perfectly with the chicken. Like your header also!

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  35. I haven't had butter chicken in so long. I'd like to dip a spoon right through my computer screen and have a bite of that wonderful looking bowl full.

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  36. This looks absolutely delicious!!

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  37. Your butter chicken looks wonderful...
    Sorry I missed the last color pallet entry :(
    Congratulations to the winner :)
    Happy Sunday!

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  38. You just tempted me tp make butter chicken its been a while I made it. Lovely picture :)

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  39. My family's favorite recipe for chicken! Thanks so much sharing the recipe!

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  40. This looks rich and delicious. Ive never had butter chicken, but I may have to try it soon :)

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  41. creamy and delicious chicken and my fav too

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  42. Butter chicken is one of our favorite dishes :) though I make it little bit different, this one looks really good too and Im sure tastes great too..

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  43. this chicken sounds just heavenly :) a big plate of this with some rice on a cold winter night would be perfect! thank you for sharing this and have a great day.

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  44. Voted and believe me, I will prepare it for Mr Artichoke very soon! He adores butter chicken :-)

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  45. This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing this. Definitely giving it a go.

    Simon

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