Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

At my last Holiday Craft Fair the Chicken Tikka/ Butter Chicken  masala was a hit. I have a recipe for the Tikka on this blog and promised all there would be one for the Butter Chicken. Again my cousin Karen in London, helped me out with this recipe. I found this fairly quick and made this meal during my busiest work week as it happened to be my husband’s birthday. Had to make a ‘Bada Khana’ or ‘Big Meal’ for the occasion. My sons helped me with some prepping as always.

I marinated the meat the night before which made the rest of the meal fairly simple. Since I don’t eat much meat, I used the gravy over vegetables that I had prepared while the others enjoyed the meat. It was just “finger licking deliciously good.”

Ingredients

2 lbs chicken (cut into pieces)
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup ground almonds or cashew nuts (I roasted mine)
4 teaspoons Trudy Ann’s Butter Chicken Masala
1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
1 teaspoon garlic (finely chopped)
2 cups tomatoes (pureed)
2 medium onions (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons Coriander /cilantro leaves (chopped)
6 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon oil
4 to 6 tablespoons Cream
Salt to taste

Method

Put the yougurt, ground almonds/ cashews, ginger/ garlic, Butter Chicken Masala, Tomatoes in a large bowl and mix well together.

Add the chicken to this mixture. Marinate overnight OR for 3 to 4 hours.

Melt the butter and oil together. Add the onions and fry for 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the chicken and the marinade and fry for about 7 to 10 minutes

Add the cilantro (leaving some aside for garnish), cream and mix well.

Bring to a gentle boil, making sure your chicken is cooked (30 to 40 minutes).

Garnish with Cilantro leaves.

Serve with Rice/ Naan and Raita

Chai Chai x Trudy Ann

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Tandoori Roast Chicken, Indian Style

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Simple Pestos

Basil

With all the mint, basil and cilantro growing this time if the year, I’ve been making a lot of spreads and adding them to my home made raw crackers! You can also spread them on vegetables. Please note that I often substitute the nuts I used in each recipe for pine nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds.

Cilantro Sunflower Seed Pesto

1 bunch cilantro leaves
3/4 cup sunflower seeds (soaked and sprouted)
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil – more or less to your liking
1/2 teaspoon Trudy Ann’s Soup & Stew Masala
Lemon juice /Salt to taste

Grind the above ingredients and refrigerate.
Makes about one cup.

Basil Pumpkin Seed Pesto

1 bunch fresh basil
3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil – more or less to your liking
1/4 teaspoon Trudy Ann’s Soup & Stew Masala
Lemon juice /Salt to taste

Grind the above ingredients and refrigerate.
Makes one cup.

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Soaking and Sprouting

Soaking &Sprouting

Soaking &Sprouting

I grew up in India where we always soaked and sprouted food we ate. Above is a picture of a normal night in my kitchen with many nuts and lentils being soaked. I also dehydrate my nuts after soaking them.

I was going to write a section about soaking and sprouting all your legumes, grains, and nuts. Then I came across a really well written blog EatDrawLive by three sisters- Nicole, Cara and Teri and decided to share that here. Thanks ladies! Please follow the guide lines that they describe.  Also please get the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon that they suggested. I refer to it for most of my cooking.

Once you get into the routine of soaking and sprouting, you will not eat your food any other way.

Sprouted Mung

Sprouted Mung

 

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Hummus

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