Great Butter Chicken (First Attempt) on 24Aug2017

butter chicken 

had excellent indian food at chat masala recently with some RI friends on 10.7.2017.

thought of making some indian dishes myself for my friends.

a friend mentioned on whatsapp chat that she tried out with dancing chef butter chicken mix. so i decided to get a packet myself & tried out butter chicken this evening on 24.8.2017. ^^

butter chicken 

it was quite an excellent dish.

i don’t know butter chicken & the herbs enough yet to discern if how authentic it was & whether some herbs taste were missing. but as a dish, it was very good tasting. very unhealthy too, lots of ghee (i used lard) & butter.

dancing chef butter chicken mix 

i followed the dancing chef recipe at the back of the packet-

  1. clean drain chicken (i used 1./2 deboned chicken so about 500g+)
  2. then marinate chicken pieces for 30mins
  3. fry 1 whole chopped onion in ghee (i used lard) till soften
  4. add chicken & 2 tbsp butter (30g) & stirfry
  5. add 1/2cup  water, bring to boil, cover, simmer & reduce for 5mins. take out the other chicken pieces & cook the wings for another 5mins.
  6. add  back the chicken pieces & add 3tbsp yogurt, 2tbsp whipped cream & 1 tsp sugar.
  7. reduce and taste. add coriander & serve.

butter chicken 

chicken was tender & sweet, curry was tasty & creamy & silky smooth.

butter chicken 

simply heavenly!

butter chicken 

and very sinful i guess….haha!

butter chicken 

using the premix, making this dish was quite a breeze.

while a recipe using the individual herbs & spices was also not difficult, it requires much more effort to get the herbs & spices (some of which i will hardly use) for a dish i seldom cook.

so the premix made a lot of sense when with 10% the effort, the dish nevertheless tasted wonderful.

now i have to find out if i can make chicken biryani, rogan josh & kerala fish curry by using some premix, then i can put together an indian dinner for my friends…

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 chicken (deboned)
  • 1 packet dancing chef butter chicken spice premix
  • 1 large yellow onions (or 2 red onions)
  • 1 tbsp ghee (or I use lard)
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 3tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2tbsp whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. clean drain chicken (i used 1./2 deboned chicken so about 500g+)
  2. then marinate chicken pieces for 30mins
  3. fry 1 whole chopped onion in ghee (i used lard) till soften
  4. add chicken & 2 tbsp butter (30g) & stirfry
  5. add 1/2cup  water, bring to boil, cover, simmer & reduce for 5mins. take out the other chicken pieces & cook the wings for another 5mins.
  6. add  back the chicken pieces & add 3tbsp yogurt, 2tbsp whipped cream & 1 tsp sugar.
  7. reduce and taste. add coriander & serve.
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