Indian Butter Chicken

There’s a sense of happiness about well made Butter Chicken that most Indian restaurants in the US fail to accomplish. For a dish that is as ubiquitous for Indian cuisine as this, I was surprised to find that only a few places in the US made it as it was supposed to be made. The best thing is that ingredients are available here and you can actually make some yummy butter chicken in your home.

Here’s the recipe!

Indian Butter Chicken

Ingredients

  • 250 grams boneless chicken breasts, chopped into large chunks
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large onion chopped in large chunks
  • 1 large tomato chopped in large chunks
  • 1 packet Parampara Butter Chicken Mix
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil and add the onions and tomatoes.
  2. Fry until onions are golden.
  3. Add the chicken and fry until half cooked. The browning on the chicken gives flavour.
  4. Add all the spices and the package mix and stir on low flame. Make sure you don't burn the spices.
  5. Immediately add yoghurt so the cooking temperature falls.
  6. Cover and cook until chicken is white and cooked through.
  7. Add the heavy cream and butter in the end, stir and serve with plain white rice or naan!
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Quick and Easy Thai Curry – on a budget!

Summer is here. MAYBE.

I love rice, and curries run in my blood. I was craving something simple and spicy that wouldn’t break the bank and I remembered that I knew how to make thai curry!

Just look at this. Doesn’t it feels wholesome and loving?

Here’s the recipe!

Estimated Cost: $12 (Lasted me for 4 meals)

Thai Curry looks great, doesn't it?
Thai Curry looks great, doesn’t it?

Quick and Easy Thai Curry – on a budget!

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces Chicken thighs
  • ½ Cup Jasmine Rice
  • 1 13.5-Ounce Can Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Stalks Lemongrass
  • 1 1-Inch Piece Ginger
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tsp Paprika (optional)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Scallion/Small Onion
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Curry Paste
  • 2 Teaspoons Coconut Palm Sugar/ Brown Sugar
  • Salt to taste.

Instructions

  1. Set the rice to cook - 1 part rice requires 2 parts water.
  2. Roast the ginger, garlic, scallions and peppers in a bit of oil on medium heat.
  3. Don't let it burn!
  4. Add the curry paste and toast that a little as well.
  5. Add the brown sugar - let it caramelise.
  6. Now add the chicken and turn up the heat for a minute or two.
  7. Add the coconut milk and about half a can of plain water.
  8. Let this simmer and cook the chicken further.
  9. Now add a little bit of paprika if you like the heat.
  10. I add salt by taste, since this recipe has limes.
  11. Cover and cook until the curry thickens a little and the chicken is cooked.
  12. Garnish with a heavy hand of cilantro and serve over a bed of rice!
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I got everything from TraderJoe’s for like super cheap! Try it out!

Bon Apetit!