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    Authentic Butter Chicken

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    42 mins

    20 mins

    22 mins

    Dragonfyre's Note:

    This recipe was given to me by an Indian Colleague at work. He is desperately trying to get me out of cooking Indian from a Jar. I played around with his qtys used thighs instead of breasts and added the onions. Even he was pretty impressed with this effort. Its a family favourite now.

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    1. 1
      In a wok or large pan, add oil, sautee onion and set aside.
    2. 2
      Brown diced chicken until just cooked and set aside.
    3. 3
      Melt ghee over medium heat in wok or pan.
    4. 4
      Add ginger, garlic, garam masala, sweet paprika, coriander and chilli powder to the melted ghee, maintaining medium heat.
    5. 5
      Stir with a wooden spoon until aromas are released from the spices and they start to turn into a paste (about 1 minute) Be careful not to let it burn.
    6. 6
      Return onion and chicken to the wok or pan, stirring until everything is coated in the spice paste.
    7. 7
      Add diced or pureed tomatoes and sugar.
    8. 8
      Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. (Sauce should start to thicken).
    9. 9
      Add lemon juice, cream and yogurt. (For creamer sauce add more yogurt and cream).
    10. 10
      Simmer for 2 minutes.
    11. 11
      Serve over steamed rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 15, 2008


      You did a good job playing around with this one-it's yummy. I upped the chilli a bit to suit us and added 1 teaspoon of salt, otherwise made as written. Recipe would be improved for other cooks by editing a few ingredients into the order they are used though.

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    Nutritional Facts for Authentic Butter Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (383 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 521.8
    Calories from Fat 345
    Total Fat 38.3 g
    Saturated Fat 15.5 g
    Cholesterol 150.1 mg
    Sodium 377.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 11.8 g
    Protein 25.0 g

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