Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Butter Chicken




I finally worked up the courage to make butter chicken. I tried once a very long time ago and it turned out terrible so I was afraid for many years. This version was a huge success however and I barely used a recipe and just googled butter chicken and read a few versions until I thought I knew what was in it.
I found that the trick is to use a can of tomato Campbell's soup, and then a can of diced tomatoes. In the past I couldn't figure out how to get that nice milky tomato consistency but the canned tomato soup along with a little bit of whipping cream makes it taste like the butter chicken I've had in Indian buffets.
For spices I used a lot of Cumin, fresh ginger, garlic, cloves, cinnamon, cayenne powder and another tandori spice that I have in my pantry. To be honest I think I could improve on my spice mixture and next time I'm looking for something that gives it way more heat as I would only give it a 2 out of 10 for spiciness.
Anyways I'm finding it's becoming just as much fun to take pictures of my food as to eat it, who knew.

p.s I ran around a track 10 times tonight in 24.37 minutes , so as long as I do that I can eat all the Butter Chicken I want!

10 comments:

Quentin said...

I like the quality of that pic. Impressive!

Share said...

I know! that pics looks like an add Lisa! Great job!

Lisa said...

Thanks guys, I'll have to do more. Hmm what can I make and take pictures of.

FRQSTR=18806640x201683:1:4320|18806640|18806640|18806640|18806640 said...

REcipe please.
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Jen said...

Hey, I am a reader of your blog and you don't know me but, could you post the recipe please?

Thanks,

Jen

Lisa said...

http://chicken.allrecipes.com/az/ChicknMkhniIndinBttrChickn.asp

This one looks good, but just google butter chicken and you get tons of recipies. I like the ones with whip cream the best.

FRQSTR=18806640x201683:1:4320|18806640|18806640|18806640|18806640 said...

oooooooooh whip cream makes it that much better.
i use skim but it never has the same effect.
guess i could save up all my fat intake through the day and use whip cream for once in my life.
thanks l

t

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