Thursday, January 28, 2010

Indian Butter Chicken.

Today, there was a civil engineering career fair, and it was quite busy. I talked to a couple recruiters and learned that human resources representatives are harder to talk to than the engineers. Quite tired after that. I hope one of those companies will ask for an interview.

Anyways ..

I was in the mood for Indian food, so I asked my co-worker Shaan for an Indian dish to cook. He told me that butter chicken is a really delicious dish. Despite the amount of calories and fat in it, I've decided to make it. After reading several recipes, I have decided to experiment and invent my own "butter chicken" suited for the Chinese taste... meaning something my dad would eat.

Butter Chicken

Ingredients for the chicken of many smells

Part1: The Chicken!

2 Chicken breasts
30g ginger garlic paste (About 3 Tablespoons)
1 Tbs cayenne chilli pepper powder (add more if you like spicy)
1 Tbs coriander powder
2 Tsp garam masala (see my basics tab)
1/3 cup Yogurt
1/4 Lemon
Salt (to your own high blood pressure's desertion)

Prep your station!

1. Cube the chicken into 1 cm blocks
2. Put all the ingredients in a bowl
3. Mix well with the chicken
4. Marinate for an hour

While the chicken is being marinated, time to prep the sauce.

Part 2

Ingredients for the sauce

6 Tomatoes (I used 4 and decided needs 2 more)
1 Onion
2 Tbs cumin
1 Tbs coriander powder
1 Tbs cayenne chilli pepper powder
2 Tbs fennel seeds
3 Tbs rice wine
30g ginger garlic paste (About 3 tablespoons)
1/4c cream
4 Tbs of butter
2 Tbs garam masala
1 Tbs ketchup
2 Tsp sugar
Salt (til yum tastes good)

Prep the gillion ingredients
1. Dice onion
2. Dice tomatoes

Cooking the spicy chicken

1. Oil up the pan on high
2. Cook the chicken until almost done
3. Set the chicken aside in a container and leave the juices inside the pan
(code mode)
If pan not burnt Then
go to step 5
Rawr FAIL ERROR ... wash up or continue
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5. Reduce any excess liquid until it almost reaches the bottom of the pan
6. Add in onion, cumin, ginger garlic, rice wine, coriander powder, red chilli powder, fennel seeds, tomatoes
7. Simmer until tomatoes are super cooked and mushy
8. Transfer everything into a blender
9. Blend until everything is well blended

Now putting it all together!

1. Put the 4 tbs of butter in the pan
2. Add the sauce and whisk
3. Add ketchup, sugar, and garam masala
4. Add the cream and simmer until hot
5. Add in the chicken and whatever juices that have come out while the chicken was resting
6. Cook until the chicken is done
7. DONE and ready to eat with rice

Man that took awhile to post... Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. mmm sounds and looks delicious! last year during our annual Islamic Student Association banquet, our catering company made "butter chicken" by cooking chicken in butter. I guess they took it a little to literally and it was gross. Anyway, I'll be looking forward to what you cook next!