I have been catching up with all the food posts as much as i can today.
Shyama's computer is still in the place were it is given for fixing and I am using hubbies pc. Everytime he is not using I have been grabbing them :-).
Normally I am bloghopping much more, but as the computer is not there it , I must admit I did more other things.
I had heaps and heaps of ironing to do, which I did today so that is a plus piont of the busted computer.
When hubby don't use Shyama wan't to use them for doing her schoolwork etc..... and now I send her to play her violin in her room so I can have the pc :-)
Now to the cooking, I made Asha's Butter chicken .I made them for our saturday dinner.
It was just yummy delicious. As it is weekend i did papadoms also. Ofcourse while hubby and daughter was drooling , i just told them don't touch the food, I have to take a picture.
The butter chicken was so yummy there was nothing left at all, and I was surprised how easy they were to make.
Asha had written in her place make the dish a day ahead so it taste better. .
3 boneless,skinless Chicken Breasts,cubed to bite sized piece (Marinate these chicken piece for 1 hour with 1 tsp tandoori powder, 1 tsp corriander powder, little corriander leaves, few chillies with few tbsp ofyoughurt. ( if you like you can add a little red food colouring to the marination, this it toatally your choice)
2 big Onions sliced,
2 Garlic both chopped,
1 tbsp Coriander seeds pd,
1/2 tsp Chilli pd,
1 tsp Paprika,
1/2 cup Tomato sauce,
1 tsp Garam Masala,
1/2 tsp Turmeric,
1/2 tsp cardamom pd,
Pinch of Nutmeg and
a tsp of Fennel seeds pd,
2 tbsp Cashews or Almonds,
1 tsp Tandoori masala if you have it
,1/2 cup Fat-Free half and half or 2% milk,4 ( I use normal cream)
tbsp Butter and
.Lemon slices to serve
Grill the chicken pieces in the oven whick will take 15 to 20 minutes in the mean time make the sauce.
Heat 1 tbsp oil,fry onion slices until soft and reddish on the edges.Add ginger and garlic and saute for a minute.Put them all into a blender.Now toast the coriander seeds,2 cardamoms peeled and seeded,cashews or Almonds, until you get an aroma.Add to the blender along with chilli pd,paprika,turmeric and Tandoori masala,tomato sauce,blend to a smooth paste.Take it out in to a bowl.Heat 1/2 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp of Butter in a pan.
Add ground paste and fry until it leaves some oil on top.It will be quick since they are already fried.Add 1 cup water,boil and turn down the heat to low,add half and half or milk while stirring constantly until well mixed and simmering.Add cooked chicken,Garam Masala, Nutmeg ,Tandoori pd and Fennel pd.When you see oil specks on top,add last of butter and turn off the heat,and let the butter melt.Mix well,
(Again this is personal choice, you ant the sauce to be more red like the take away add a bit of red foof coloring)
Garnish with minced cilantro and dot with cream just before serving.Serve with Basmati rice,Pita or Parathas or Naans with a salad and crisps.
I served them with a simple peas pulao.
here , with the same sauce she has made a vegetarin kofta, which also look so yummy.
I am sending this to click event