June 25th, 2008
Rudaba Aunty has come up with a new recipe for butter chicken. The last butter chicken recipe was easy, but a lot of things needed to be done. This one on the other hand, barely any ingredients are needed, and the cooking time is so much faster! I think I took 5 minutes to marinate the chicken last night. And today evening, when I cooked it, it was done in less than half hour. In the same time, the rice got done in rice cooker. Butter chicken, and hot steamed rice, what more do you want from life?
Shan Tikka Masala BBQ mix (less than half of the packet)
chicken boneless, chopped in pieces,
yogurt about couple tbsp for marinade,
ginger garlic past 2 tsp
oil for cooking, few tbsp
1 can tomato sauce,
1 can diced tomato,
1 tsp ginger garlic paste,
1 inch cinnamon stick, 2-3 cloves
1 handful crushed fried onion,
salt, black pepper for seasoning, if needed
1 tbsp fenugreek (kasturi methi) leaves (dried)
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp sour cream or 3-4 oz whipping cream
1 onion, diced
Marinate the chicken at least overnight, so the chicken will get tender (the more time you marinate it, the more soft and tender the chicken pieces will cook). In one pan, heat some oil, add the cinnamon stick and cloves, then fry the chopped onion golden, and then add the marinated chicken. Stir-fry till all the water evaporates, and its semi-done.
In the other pan (medium high heat), heat some oil, then add the cumin, to it. After it crackles, add the tomato diced, and tomato sauce to it. Cook, covered till oil separates out. Then add the ginger garlic paste, and a couple tsp of Shan Tikka masala. Again fry for sometime.Then add the fried chicken to this. Mix well, add a couple tbsp of the sour cream, kasturi methi, and the sugar. Get it to a boil, add some water, and cover and let it simmer, till the chicken is all done.
We like this best with simple, steamed rice.
Notes: R Aunty uses salt, black pepper, but I did not need any. So, taste and see if you need some.