Monday, August 9, 2010

Butter Chicken

My mom was in town last week and every time she comes over, there are certain things she eats which she doesn't eat too often back home.  Curry is one of those dishes.  She had already had some Thai curry, but thought I'd make something a little closer to Indian curry this time. This dish is simple to make, and great for folks who haven't been exposed to the wonderful world of curry.

4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
1 large onion
6 cloves garlic
1 piece of ginger (about 2 tbsp. worth)
3 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. Garam Masala
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
1 can tomato sauce
1 can evaporated milk or half & half
1/3 cup chicken stock
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper

First wash all of the chicken breasts and pat them dry.  Cut them into chunks, trimming all of the fat.  Next chop your onion, a medium dice works well.  Grate the ginger and garlic and toss into the pan along with the onion and butter.  Add in the Garam Masala, curry powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper and continue to saute with the onions, garlic and ginger.  Stir around to mix all of the spices.  Next, add the cut up chicken breasts and allow for them to simmer with the spices and onions.  Once the pieces are somewhat browned, add the tomato sauce and chicken stock.  Allow for the chicken to cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat.  Add the half and half and combine well, allowing the dish to simmer for another 10 minutes.  Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve over basmati rice.


Debbie said...

ooooo girl. you know how i feel about my curry chicken!!! lets go to tandoor again soon. or, maybe ill just come by next time you make this. yours is probably better than tandoor!!

Aymara Calvos said...

I tried this recipe yesterday for the first time, and I must say: YUMM-O! It was delicious! BTW, I love your blog, I am a fan already!

Rox said...

Debbie... i am ready for Tandoor ANYTIME!

Aymara- gracias por tu lindo comentario. Me da mucha alegria que te haya gustado la receta! Bienvenida a mi blog!

Jake said...

This looks oh so DELICIOUS

Hessy said...

This info is the cat's pamasaj!

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