In Loving Memory of my Mom

In Loving Memory of my Mom
Cooking from the Heart

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Best Butter Chicken - from my friend Donovan Bush

This recipe was given to Donovan by his mom, it stems from her Indian friends in Durban. Now this recipe is one of the very few that I follow to the tee and it is really divine!!! Worth every effort :-)
Thanks Donovan for allowing me to share this as I have had many requests for it.

You will need:

1 pack (1kg) of chicken thigh fillets (they don't dry out like the breast )
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1 cup plain yoghurt
1 onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic
3cm grated ginger
1 chopped green chilli
3 teaspoons of Garam Masala
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/2 cup water
2cm ginger
1 cup cream
2 tea spoons of sugar
3/4 teaspoons of chilli powder
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
100g butter (not margerine)


Sprinkle chicken with salt and lemon juice.
Place yoghurt, onion, garlic, 3cm ginger, 3/4 tsp chilli powder, green chilli, 2 tsp garam masala in processor and blend.
Place chicken in yoghurt marinade and refrigerate over night. Drain off excess marinade.
Bake at 220deg for approximately 15 min (or cook on a webber)
Mix together tomato puree and water. Add ginger, cream, 1 tsp Garam Masala, sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice , 1/2 cup marinade and other 1/4 to 1/2 tsp chilli powder and cumin.
Melt butter over medium heat, stir in tomato mixture and bring to the boil. Cook for 2 min then add chicken and simmer until the chicken is tender.

That is the best Butter Chicken ever!!! Remember Butter Chicken is not meant to be "hot" but tasty.

Enjoy xxx