Friday, June 21, 2013

Indian Night

(Leeksmas) Butter chicken
Serves 4-6

1kg/2lb chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
3 tablespoons tandoori paste
½ cup natural (plain) yoghurt
12 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon paprika
1 cup single (light) cream
2 tablespoons brown sugar
50g/1 ¾ oz butter
½ teaspoon salt

Put the chicken into glass tray, add tandoori paste and yoghurt and mix well to coat the chicken. Arrange in dish and cook under broiler set on a high heat until tender. Remove the chicken and set it aside.

Pour the juices from the chicken into a pan, add tomatoes, garam masala, paprika, cream and sugar.  Bring the mixture to a boil and cook it over high heat for 20 minutes or until the sauce is thick and creamy. Add the chicken, butter, salt and simmer for 3 minutes, or until the butter melts and the chicken is heated through. 
Green thoren
feeds: 4-6

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2 dried red chilies, or chilli flakes
  • 2 tsps curry powder
  • 500 green beans
  • 1/2 tso salt
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
Heat oil in pan and add mustard seeds until they start to pop, this can be messy so it's best to cover with a splatter screen (cheap at ikea: Add chillies or chilli flakes, add curry powder, beans, salt and 2 tbsp water and simmer uncovered for (5-10 min) or until beans are soft. Add the sugar and cook until heated through (about 5 min)


  1. I've been looking for a new Butter Chicken recipe! Mine sucks. Is this one tried and tested? :P


  2. That it is!! I would make the full recipe on a sunday sometimes and wouldn't mind eating it the whole week! so good!Let me know what you think

    1. do you drain the tomatoes? i feel like mine would have been better if i drained the tomatoes. still yum though!