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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Butter Chicken

Many versions of the recipe exist come (with or without bones) is marinated overnight in  a spice mixture and cook with a yogurt or cream. I love giving you a new recipe from another country and this recipe is from India and these spices will blow you away.Remember you can add curry to this dish... but just add a little.



These spices are the key ingredients for this butter chicken recipe


What is cardamom it is a common ingredient in Indian cooking. Cardamom has a strong unique taste with an strong aromatic fragrance. Black cardamom has is smokey flavor black and it is not bitter to taste it has wonderful peaceful aroma with a  touch of coolness similar to mint.

Green cardamom is one of the most expensive spices by weight, but just a little is needed for flavor. It is best stored in pod form because once the seeds are open or ground  they quickly lose their flavor.

Cardamon Bush
Cumin
 Cumin Bush
Cumin Has Great Powers

Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne Pepper Bush
You can grow them in your gardening very easy



Recipe For Butter Chicken:

Chop up 2 cloves of garlic. salt and black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste,1 teaspoon each cardamom and cumin

Placing everything in a large bowl Chicken breasts, garlic, all the spice and using the whole juicy of lime. covering the bowl place it in refrigerator for 3 hours.


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After marinating the chicken, add chopped onion and 1 stick butter to a frying pan


Let chopped onions sweat to golden not burn






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Adding 4 chicken breasts to the pan.


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Cook the chicken for a 2 mins on both sizes


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Pour in the 2 cups can tomato sauce and 1 1/2 cup can diced tomatoes cover for 30 mins




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Pour in a pint half and half or 1 cup plain yogurt 




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Stir very well until mixed... cashew paste can also be added, and will make the gravy thicker

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Turning chicken breast over and over until well coated, Serve with your favorite Rice