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Butter Chicken

Ingredients :
  • 3 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1kg chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, quartered
  • 75g butter, chopped
  • 1 brown onion, halved, thickly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato passata
  • 1/2 cup pure cream
  • Steamed rice to serve
Method :
  • Step 1: Combine garam masala, chilli powder, ginger, coriander, lemon juice, tomato paste and yoghurt in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add chicken. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Step 2: Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until softened.
  • Step 3: Add cinnamon, cardamom and paprika. Cook, stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Step 4: Add chicken to pan. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until chicken just starts to change colour. Add stock and passata.
  • Step 5: Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until chicken is tender.
  • Step 6: Stir in cream. Simmer for 5 minutes or until heated through. Discard cinnamon stick, and cardamom pods. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with rice.

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