Butter Chicken-software for recipes


1/4 pint Yogurt, plain
1 teaspoon Ginger, crushed
1 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Red food coloring
3 pounds Chicken, skinless; cut in pieces
2 ounces Butter
1 Cinnamon stick -- 1 inch
6 cloves
6 Green cardamoms
1 Bay leaf
1/4 pint Sour cream
1/4 teaspoon Saffron; crushed
1/4 pint Cream
Salt; to taste
2 teaspoons Almonds, ground
1/4 teaspoon Cornstarch
1 tablespoon Water


Mix yogurt, ginger, salt and red coloring and rub into chicken. Let it marinate overnight.

Place in an ovenproof dish and brush with oil. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-50 minutes. Save the liquid, if any.

In a saucepan, melt butter and fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and bayleaf for 1 minute. Add sour cream and chicken liquid. Add crushed saffron, and cream. Cover and simmer gently for 5-6 minutes.

Add chicken pieces and adjust seasoning. Add ground almonds. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to the chicken. Let it thicken. Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Serving Ideas: Nan makes a pleasant accompaniment to this dish.


Evelyn said...

Thanks for writing this.