Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Butter Chicken

This is one most popular dish and it is absolutely delicious . Almost everyone orders it whenever in an Indian restaurant . There are many versions of it and here is mine , it is quick and easy , so here goes............


500 gms chicken
1/2 cup yoghurt
4-6 cloves garlic
1 inch piece ginger
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin powder
juice of half a lemon
salt to taste
200 gms canned tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 inch cinammon
2-3 tbsp cream
2-3 whole green chillies
1/2 tsp garam masala
Chopped coriander for garnish (optional)


In a blender add the yoghurt , spice powders , ginger and garlic and blend it well.
Marinate the chicken in this mixture with salt for a minimum of 4 hours or preferably overnight.
In a deep pan heat a tbsp of oil or ghee and add the chicken with all it's marinade
Cook till the chicken is done , meanwhile in another saucepan add the canned tomatoes with all it's juices and a piece of cinammon stick and boil it till it becomes thick .
Now strain the tomatoes and add it to the chicken and add the ketchup .
On low heat add the green chillies and finally add the cream .
Serve hot with rice or roti.

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