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martes, marzo 29, 2005


Hi again, It's time to write a recipe in English for my canadian followers.
Today let's go with an Indian Recipe: Butter chicken.
I hope you like it. I prepared it over the Easter holiday for a couple of frends and they said that it was amazing.And... I don't want want to sound vain but... it's true, it's was delicious!!! :-)
OK!, Let's go for it

(for 6 persons)
1 Kg of chicken breast cut in strips (2cms of thickness)
1 teaspoon of salt
60 ml of lemon juice
250g natural yogurt
1 onion (medium size) chopped
2 colves of garlic
1 piece of fresh ginger (about 3 cms)
1 teaspoon of cayanne pepper
2 teaspoon of garam masala

For sauce:
125 ml of tomato paste
125 ml of water
1 piece of fresh ginger (about 2 cms)
250 ml of cream (coking cream)
1 teaspoon of garam Masala
2 teaspoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cayanne pepper
1 spoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of cumin
100g of butter

How to prepare it:
Mix the chicken strips with the salt and 60 ml of lemon juice.
With a blender mix yogurt, onion, garlic, ginger, cayanne pepper and 2 teaspoon of garam masala until you have a smooth paste.
Add this paste to the chicken and keep in the refrigerator for about 8 -10 hours (marinate).

Pre-heat the oven at 220ºC, drain the chicken from the paste (using your hands) and put it in a oven tray. Roast the chicken in the oven for 15 minutes. You will see how the chicken releases a big amount of water. Remove the chicken for the oven , put it in a bowl and cover it with aluminium paper. Throw away the water.Do not use. The paste where we marinated the chicken can be thrown away.Do not use.

Now, we have to prepare the sauce. Mix all together: tomato paste, water, cream, ginger (grated), garam masala, sugar, cayanne pepper,lemon juice and cumin(grinded).

Melt the butter in a big pot and as soon as it's melted add the tomato paste mix in it. Cook at high heat during 2 minutes.Add the roastedchicken and cook it for 5 minutes more at low heat.

And now... enjoy it!!! :-)
That's all folks!!. I hope you enjoy a lot. Take care, kisses for ladies and hugs for mens.
See you soon!!