Updated: Mar 22, 2022
Even just hearing the name alone is enough to get the saliva glands working!
Go into any Indian restaurant and you'd easily find Butter Chicken on their menu. It is one of the most popular curries around. Its creamy curry sauce will make you go back for seconds. The plus point of Butter Chicken is it is a milder curry compared to other Indian curries. So this is the perfect dish for families with small children or for whose who are a little faint-hearted with spices. Experiment with how spicy you want it to be!
Butter Chicken is basically pieces of chicken in a rich, creamy sauce. It is a quintessential Indian dish. In fact, it may just be the most famous Indian dish! Okay, many may beg to differ, considering how rich and diverse Indian cuisine is! Most famous or not, this dish is to die for, and Silvie is back to share an easy way to prepare it at home. So get ready to stun your family and wow your friends with an authentically yummy Malaysian Butter Chicken.
Get your apron on, and let's start cooking!
* 400 grams (16oz) chicken breast, cut into pieces
* 2 tbsp @my.blue.tea Meat Curry base powder }
* ½ teaspoon salt } Marinade
* ¼ teaspoon white pepper }
* 1 whole egg - beaten
* 1 ½ cups flour }
* 1 tbsp corn flour } mix these ingredients for coating
* Oil for frying
* ¼ cup butter
* 1 ¾ cups (410ml/can) evaporated milk/buttermilk
* 2-3 sprigs curry leaf
* 2-3 birds eye chilli (I used 1.5 tsp of @my.blue.tea Chilli Padi Shaker)
* Salt and pepper to taste
Marinate the chicken in the marinade mix for at least an hour (recommended but can be lessened if short of time).
When you are ready to fry the marinated chicken, heat up the oil in a pan or wok (can be air fried too).
Coat the chicken pieces with the beaten egg followed by the flour.
Fry the chicken pieces in a pan or wok, drain and set aside.
In a separate pan, heat up the butter.
Add curry leaves and fry until it releases the fragrance.
Mix in evaporated milk and reduce heat. Let this simmer till slightly thickened.
Add chillies and continue to simmer for a few minutes more. Do not reduce by too much as you need the sauce to coat the fried chicken.
Mix in chicken and serve immediately.
Goes well with fragrant steamed rice or fresh hot Roti or a simple side salad.
Beautiful recipe from: @silviyamillar. Thank you Silvie!
We are getting rather hungry even as we are writing this. Perhaps we'd go rummage in our kitchen to see if we have all the ingredients we need to make this for dinner! Enjoy this beautiful Butter Chicken recipe!
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