Monday, 19 January 2009

Butter chicken


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" ginger,
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
Cilantro minced
.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)


To Serve:


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.

You can get the recipe from here , with the same sauce she has made a vegetarin kofta, which also look so yummy.
I am sending this to click event

57 comments:

Lore said...

And they listen to you and let you take the pic? With the chicken looking so good in front of their eyes? They're my heroes!

Priya said...

Wish i live nearby to u...butter chicken, my all time favourite, love to have with naan....yummy n delicious also so creamy...just drooling over them...

Priyanka said...

butter chicken looks delicious.now that you have put up those pics of the mini-chocolate pots i am going to have to go out and get me some...its too tempting to ever give up on chocolate (read i am trying to lose weight):)

Asha said...

Oh, so beautiful! so much better than mine with Tandoori chicken added. Good job, F! Glad your family liked it. Rice with cashews looks yum too and those papads is mouthwatering. I tend to microwave them which makes them dry and not so good but quick! Hugs to you, enjoy! :))

Varsha Vipins said...

Droollll..I love them..:)I was planning to make some soon..:)

indosungod said...

Buter chicken looks fantastic. This is one recipe that everyone asks for if they are first attempting Indian food cooking.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Happycook, I love your Butter Chicken. I must try that. Wouldn't it be great if we could trade? I give you some piƱa colada pudding and you give me some butter chicken. How does that sound? :) Have a wonderful week.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my all time fav. Loved ur cute little dishes. Ur butter chicken have lovely color. Yum!

Superchef said...

this is something I am going to bookmark and keep to make for AJ!!

meeso said...

Oh my goodness, I am jealous of your family... That chicken is the perfect color and looks so good with the rice and popodums... I am craving some so bad now!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a perfect colour for the event and a drool worthy picture !!

Nags said...

oooh one of my fave Indian chicken dishes!

Cilantro said...

I had the same problem with my Laptop. Was it a virus issue? I too could do a lot more things when I did not have the PC with me. Food blogging gives lot more right?. Butter chicken is my daughters favorite. Looks delicious. I bake them in oven too. Deep fried tastes better though.

Cynthia said...

Oh gosh I am drooling at that red butter chicken!

Sara said...

I love the idea of butter chicken, I've never had it before. I'll have to try this soon!

Ann said...

Hey,thats a spicy inviting curry..hope to have some

Cham said...

Oh lala, I am flying to ur place HC! The color is so perfect! I cannot move my eyes around butter chicken is a killer :)

Swapna said...

Butter chicken...my all time favourite....your look very delicious!!!

notyet100 said...

omg such lovely colour,..:-)nd this doesnt look at all home mde,...so yum nd perfect just like i had at Niros...;-)

Akal's Saappadu said...

Butter chicken looks yummy. First time in your blog, I just want to stick in here, you've got a nice collection of recipes, especially the chicken varieties...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow butter chicken is my all time favourite recipe. Looks firey, spicy and yummy....

Peter M said...

Love butter chicken and love the colour of your sauce.

I want to dip some naan bread and clean up all the sauce!

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Looks great HC! I have a nice butter chicken recipe with kasuri methi that my family loves!

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

Hi first time here.. Mouthwatering..Though I am a vegeterian, I am feeling eating it right away..

aquadaze said...

Hey the butter chicken looks absolutely delicious!!

Elra said...

Oh my goodness, I know exactly how good this chicken is. I just made it couple of week ago. This murg makhani is the best. And yours is absolutely look mouth watering.
Cheers,
Elra

Pam said...

I've never had butter chicken before but it looks and sounds really delicious.

Happy cook said...

Lore hi hi they know they can't come between my passion for food bloggin ;-))

Priya yeah they are my fav too now thnks to ashas recipie i can make them at home when ever i want.

Priyanka hi hi thankyou and do try the chocolate pots they were yumm.

Asha thankyou , now i can have them when ever i want as i have this wonderful delicious recipie. I have never MW papadoms.

Varsha thankyou

Indusungod yeah you are fully correct and still it is the first time i make them myself, didn't have a good recipie till now

Tearesa hihi i will have you pinacolade anytime


Sukanya thankyou they indeed are cute

Superchef make for AJ he will love them.

Meeso hi hi i know they were so perfec, we all enjoyed them verymuch.

Rakh's kitchen thankyou

Nags thankyou, mine too, but now no more from the shop only homemade ones for me ;-)

Suma Rajesh said...

will check the recipe ingredients later..ur click is absolutly perfect...they are just fabulous just as i have seen in restaurents...

Maria said...

Looks tasty!!

Soma said...

Butter chick. is everyone's fav dish, a winner everytime isn't it? Love the color girl!

Rosie said...

Hi H.C. Lovely to be back reading your posts but sorry to hear your P.C. is down :(

Your butter chicken looks fantastic and a must try in my household.

Hugs Rosie x

kamala said...

Hello HC how r u?The same thing is happening with the comp..My daughters fav..perfect color..Happy new yr. to u and ur family

Gloria said...

Happy cook really love your chicken!! Gloria

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks fabulous! Yum!

Jamie said...

This dish looks wonderful! Can I just tell you that my husband's favorite dish is butter chicken and naan, now I have a great recipe! Thanks so much :)

Meera said...

Yummo!! Looks delicious.

Dragon said...

Your butter chicken is so gorgeous. I can't take my eyes off it!

Priti said...

Pic is making us drool....wonderful one

Ivy said...

The butter chicken sounds delicious. You must tell your daughter that the computer is not good for her eyes or some other excuse to keep her away from it so that you can use it more ;)

Maria said...

butter chicken looks so rich and yummy :)

Poonam said...

butter chicken looks perfect!!!will give a try for sure...

Maryann said...

This dish looks so good! I may make it tonight. I have all the fixings :)

Jaya said...

Hi,
Happy
the butter chicken looks so delicious and creamy ..
I even peeked into your Chicken Piccata recipe ..yumm..
how lovely of them to wait , so that you can take pictures of food..my liitle one is just impatient sometimes !...
hugs and smiles

Happy cook said...

Thankyou all for you wonderful comments.
Indeed it is a wonderufl recipie.
I am sure lot of you will try this wonderful recipie from Asha's place.

Maria said...

I LOVE Butter Chicken!! Yours looks so delicious, Im drooling here!! I've never made my own Butter Chicken but have been waiting for the right recipe, I've just found it, thanks!

Maria
x

AnuSriram said...

Thats a nice colour indeed! Believe me.. I'm a vegetarian. I gotta see that delicious pulao by the side on the picture with roasted papad.. Nice spread!

Snooky doodle said...

oh my! I love this. Yummy wish I could make it as good as yours :)

Nancy said...

Butter chicken ... two things made for each other. Why didn't I think of this??

Shreya said...

such a fav dish...love the pic...

Kevin said...

That butter chicken looks really tasty!

pigpigscorner said...

I love this! Goes great with naan or rice!

Kate said...

The butter chicken looks so delicious. I'm drooling all over !

we are never full said...

oh yes, butter chicken. this has been on my list of 'to make' for years now. what's wrong w/ me? this looks fabulous.

Rina said...

Love this Happy...thanks for sharing ...love the color and the presentation with pulav and papaddams.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww....it looks delicious..butter chicken s my fav..shall try it out..

themustardseed said...

It looks like a recipe to die for!! YUM!!