Monday, July 11, 2011

Butter Chicken

A post after so long. It feels so good to be back. Finally, I am settled in my house. Its a very good feeling.

Today I will share a recipe which is very popular in my house. Actually, I think this Indian recipe is popular all over the world. As known to me, this recipe originated in Moti Mahal, Delhi. It can be served with naan, roti, or rice.

Ingredients :

Chicken : 500 grams
Tomato : 5 medium sized
Cashew : 15 - 20
Cloves : 5-6
Cinnamon : 1 inch
Green Cardamom : 4-5
Black Pepper whole : 7-8
Bay Leaves : 2-3
Ginger Garlic Paste : 2 tbsp
Green Chillies : 2 Chopped
Salt : To Taste
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Garam Masala : 1 tbsp
Kasuri Methi : 1 tbsp
Oil : 2 tbsp
Butter : 2 tbsp
Cream : 3-4 tbsp
Honey : 1 tsp

Marinade :
Curd : 1/2 cup
Salt : To Taste
Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 tbsp
Garam Masala : 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Lemon Juice : 1 tbsp

Recipe :
Marinate chicken with all the above mentioned ingredients and refrigerate for atleast a 3-4 hours. Put chicken on skewer and grill it in a pre heated oven at 200 Degrees for approx 10-12 minutes or till its golden brown. Now baste it with butter and grill it for another 2 minutes. Remove and keep it aside. Alternatively, if you cant grill it in oven then heat 2 tbsp oil in a open pan. Place the pieces of chicken separately in the pan and shallow fry till its golden colour on both sides.

Soak cashews for approx 30-45 minutes. Make a puree of the tomatoes and cashews.

Heat butter in a pan. If you have grilled your chicken in a pan, you can use the same pan. Add cloves, cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom and bay leaves. Saute till it splutters. Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Cook for 2 min and add the tomato puree, red chilli powder, salt and garam masala. Saute till the oil leaves the sides. Add a cup of water and bring to a boil. Now add the kasuri methi and honey. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Now add the grilled chicken pieces. Reduce heat and cover and cook for 10 min. Now add the cream and bring to a boil and remove from heat.

Serve hot with Naan, Roti or Rice.