I have died and gone to Butter Chicken heaven with this recipe, guys!! SERIOUSLY.
As you already know, I'm no cook. But I have mentioned in previous posts that I'm really trying to develop a liking to cooking. You know when you become good at something, you start to like it more? Or something like that...
Well, that's the goal here. Anyways, I came across this amazing recipe from AllRecipes.com (my absolute favourite online place to fish for new recipes btw!), and of course I found a great video which i'll link you guys to, on how to make an easy Indian Butter Chicken. Being Indian, I can tell you, Indian food isn't easy to make at all. Like you actually require 100+ spices to make a "simple" curry. But I assure you, this recipe, is actually an easy one and wont take you all day in the kitchen.
What you'll need:
♡ Tomato Sauce
♡ Table cream
♡ Cayenne pepper
♡ Garam Masala
♡ Tandoori Masala
Start by cutting up your chicken breast into medium sized pieces. Once you've cut them, add some olive oil to them, and then add your tandoori masala. Mix it up well so that the spice is evenly over all the pieces. Once you've done that, bake the chicken pieces until they are cooked. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes.
Next, chop up your onion and garlic, and cook on the stove top for about 10 mins, or until the onion and garlic are slightly brown.
Melt a cup of butter (not margarine!) in a deep pan. Kind of like a wok. Add your tomato sauce, one tin if you are eating alone, two if you're feeding a few people. I always go with two, because leftovers, hellllo! Add your three cups of table cream, salt, cayenne pepper, and garam masala. Let this simmer for 30 minutes on low heat. Stir every so often so that nothing gets burnt.
One thing that the video did leave out, which is pretty important in my opinion, is brown sugar. I know sugar isn't the healthiest option, but Butter Chicken isn't the healthiest meal to begin with. But DAMN, it's good.
So, add about two full teaspoons of brown sugar in the curry while letting it simmer. You can add more or less to taste of course.
After 30 minutes, add your caramelized onions and garlic mix, and the cooked chicken breast to the curry. Simmer for another few mins, and thennnn, the best part...
IF you like cilantro, add that in as a garnish, and then devour this delicious, mouth-watering, heavenly, meal!! I add cilantro to pretty much everything because it actually is the best garnish-ing flavour EVER.
You can have this with brown rice, or garlic naan! Stick with brown rice if you want somewhat of a healthier option.
I hope you guys try out this recipe and enjoy it as much as I did! My girlfriend and I make this every so often, and we love, LOVE it, and seriously can't get enough of it!
Here is the link to the video.
If you guys have some good and easy recipes, PLEASE share them below, or on twitter, because I love trying out new things!