When you are decided to go to South Asia, Do not forget to come and visit India. This country is the best place for you in South Asia to entertain yourselves. Start from the nature, the scenery will guide to their culinary attractions. India has their own typical taste, such as curry. This is why many people suggested to come and visit India once they are decided to go to South Asia. Moreover, The food price India itself is very affordable.
One of the best food in India, South Asia is Indian Butter Chicken. Butter Chicken is also known as murgh makhani. This is an Indian dish that serves a diced chicken mix with curry sauce. Indian Butter Chicken is already well known as the best Indian cuisine. Indian restaurants all over the world even can sell a lot of plate of butter chicken in a day.
Butter chicken has already become people’s favourite for the Indian cuisine category. Moreover, butter chicken itself is usually served along with a plate of Indian rice (it is so much different compare to the usual white rice that we eat) or prata/naan.
Prata/naan is a kind of Indian bread that is very suitable to be eaten along with the butter chicken. On the other hand, usually butter chicken comes in savory flavour. Even though sometimes people serve it with spice as well, it turns out that the spice is not really spicy enough once they are added into the butter chicken. But for all the spicy lovers out there, you do not need to worry.
Nowadays, Indian restaurants have already served you different type of butter chicken. You can choose which flavour do you want. The not spicy one, or the spicy one. Do not forget to also order a plate of Indian rice, prata or naan. Combination of both foods would increase delicacy of Indian butter chicken.
Ingredients and steps to cook Indian Butter chicken
Now, for you people who have already known how tasty a butter chicken is, how about trying to make one for yourselves? You can even add some additional ingredients that you wish to have in your butter chicken. For the rice and prata, you can easily get one in the supermarket. So, people are you ready to make your own Indian butter chicken ?. Then here is all the ingredients that you need to prepare :
- 1 tbs peanut oil
- 1 shallot (chop it)
- ¼ garlic
- 2 tbs butter
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbs ginger garlic paste
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ plain yogurt
- 1 cup tomato
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of black pepper
- 1 tbs peanut oil
- 1 pound boneless chicken
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tbs cornstarch
- ¼ cup water
Steps to cook
After you have all the ingredients, you are ready to make your own Indian butter chicken :
- Heat the oil and then put shallot and onion. Stir fry it until it becomes soft. Add in the butter, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, chili powder, cumin and the bay leaf. Stir well for 1 minute. After that, add the tomato sauce and cook it for 2 minutes. Add the yogurt and stir well. Reduce the heat, and let all the ingredients cooked for 10 minutes. Add the salt pepper and turn off the stove.
- Heat up the oil, add the chicken and cook it until it turns into light brown. Reduce the heat and put the garam masala and cayenne. Stir well and add the sauce that has already been cooked before.
- Mix together the cornstarch and water and stir well. Cook it until it becomes thick.
- Your own Indian butter chicken now is ready for you to eat.
You might find that there are many ingredients to make a butter chicken. But actually, it is pretty easy, right ?. So, what are you waiting for ?, Go make your own Indian butter chicken easily with this recipe!
Indian butter chicken itself has already become one of the most popular South Asian culinary attraction. Even though it is from India, that does not mean we need to go all the way to India to enjoy a plate of butter chicken. There are a lot of India restaurants now all over the world. But people, please do take note before you buy one, you have to make sure that it is the real 100% Indian restaurant with the Indian chef. Because if not, the taste will be different since this is an India cuisine.
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