Wednesday’s Specials: Butter Chicken



I was browsing Facebook the other day and came across a page selling all kinds of spices and sauces for the asian cuisines. And I remember I haven’t been to my favourite Bucharest Indian restaurant for quite a while now, mainly because the spicy and richly flavoured food does not work really well with the Romanian summer heat. But I really miss a thick sauce and some saffron rice… So, I am contemplating making butter chicken. Why butter chicken? Because it looks like one of the easiest Indian dishes, one I could make and it’s delicious, of course 🙂

Searching for the perfect and easiest recipe, I cam across this one, from RecipeTinEats:

  • ½ cup plain yoghurt, full fat
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp tumeric powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp chili powder or cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1.5 lb / 750 g chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee (Note 3)
  • 1 cup tomato passata or puree
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup cream (full fat or light) OR for a lighter version use ¾ cup light cream + ¼ cup milk (low fat)
To serve
  • Rice
  • Coriander/cilantro (optional)

The complete steps and more photos on RecipeTinEats

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