Saturday, 2 September 2017

My Sanjeev Kapoor inspired Butter Chicken Recipe

Who doesn't want to taste a li'l magic when in south Asia?! It is the most loved delicacy of Indian cuisine. Today, with me, relish your soul with this amazing spicy chicken recipe.

It is called Butter chicken because the gravy is cooked in the butter. You can use cheese instead of chicken to make Butter Paneer. The method to cook the gravy remains same.



Here we go:

Ingredients:


For Gravy:

1. Freshly Picked tomatoes. 1kg.
2. Butter. 2Tbsp
3. Cardamom. 3-4
4. Ginger Garlic Paste. 2Tspn
5. Red chilli. 1Tspn
6. Salt to taste.
7. Fenugreek leaves (methi). 2Tbsp
8. Fresh Cream.
9. Honey. 1Tspn
10. Garam Masala. 1Tspn

For Chicken:

1. Lemon. 1 medium.
2. Red chilli.
3. Salt.
4. Yogurt.
5. Ginger garlic paste. 2 Tbsn
6. Garam masala. 1Tspn
7. Mustard oil. 1-2Tspn
8. Chicken (boneless or with bones). 1kg.

Method.


Preparing the chicken:


1. First marinate.

The first marinate consists of red chillies, salt and lemon juice. Refrigerate for at least half an hour.



2. Second marinate.

Now take the curd in the bowl, add ginger-garlic paste, Garam masala, red chillies, salt. Mix well. Put the chicken in this marinate. Add some mustard oil to it and leave for at least 2 hours.

Cooking the chicken:


1. In a Frying pan.

Just in case you don't have an oven around, take a non stick, heavy bottomed pan/cooker, add some oil and put all the marinated chicken in it. Cover the lid and let it cook on the low flame first and than at high flame. Turning it occasionally. Cook till brown and crisp.



2. In an Oven.

Cook on 350 degrees for about 15-20 mins. Checking it occasionally. Keep it for more time if required.

3. In the gas Tandoor.

Oil the tandoor and put the chicken pieces on it. Let it cook.

The chicken thus prepared should be crisp and moist.


Preparing the Buttery Gravy:


1. Make a tomato puree or peel and chop the tomatoes.
2. In a non stick pan take the butter, add cardamam and ginger garlic paste. cook for 1 minute.



3. Add the tomatoes.
4. Cook for 5 minutes.
5. Add Red chillies and salt.



6. Cook for 10 minutes. Add dried fenugreek leaves(methi).
7. Cook for 5 more minutes.



8. Add fresh cream, honey and some more butter. Cook.
9. Add garam masala powder to it and cook.



When the grave is prepared add the cooked chicken to it and cook for few minutes.

Serve hot.



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