The first and last time I made butter chicken was when I joined my first recipe group site in August last year and I saw the recipe for Butter Chicken, which until then I had only seen on a menu in a Restaurant. The same with naan bread.
I recently saw a post for Butter Tandoori Chicken and decided to make it again with tandoori. Of course Naan bread with it is par for the course. I added spring onion to my dough instead of my garlic butter. Enjoy!
Butter Tandoori Chicken
1.5 kg chicken pieces
1 tblsp ginger/garlic paste
1 large onion
1 large cinnamon stick
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp chopped red chilli
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
3/4 tsp black pepper
1 tblsp tandoori paste (home made)
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbls lemon juice
1/2 cup yogurt
3/4 tsp garam masala
2 Tblsp tomato paste
(Marinate chicken in the above for 3-4 hours, preferably overnight)
½ cup ghee
250 ml fresh cream
Finely chopped green coriander
Chop onion roughly and add to a blender with a little bit of water and puree onion.
Add ghee to wok/large pan and once it starts to froth add onion and cinnamon stick and cook for 5 minutes.
Add chicken and cook uncovered on medium/high for 15 minutes.
Then reduce heat and cover and cook for another 25 minutes or so until done.
Add fresh cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
Garnish with fresh coriander. Serve with basmati rice or naan.
Recipe Credit: Mohsina Sarka
Garlic & Spring Onion Naan
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
3 tsp ghee
¼ tsp salt
3 chopped spring onion
Enough yogurt to form a soft dough
4 TB Ghee
3 chopped garlic cloves
3 Tblsp chopped parsley
¼ tsp salt, cracked black pepper
Sesame or poppy seeds
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and ghee in a bowl, rub with fingers till crumbly, add spring onions and mix.
Add enough yogurt to make a soft dough.
Set aside while you make garlic butter.
Melt ghee, fry garlic slightly, add salt, pepper and finely chopped parsley. Set aside.
Divide into balls, and place onto a floured surface.
Using your hands press into oblong shape (no need to roll). Spray baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray and preheat grill to highest setting and preheat baking sheet.
Place naan on baking sheet and spoon garlic butter over, use brush to distribute evenly. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 3-5 minutes or until golden.
Prepared, tried and tested by: Melanie Kramar