How to cook restaurant-style butter chicken?
November 28, 2008 3:55 PM Subscribe
How do you cook butter chicken like in Indian restaurants?
posted by pravit to food & drink (21 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
Butter chicken tends to vary a bit between restaurants, but the one I'm after has a reddish-orange color, a nice thick consistency, and a sweet, smooth flavor that I haven't been able to replicate.
The way I'm making curry now is starting with onions, garlic, ginger, various spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric, etc.), then making a sauce with tomatoes and adding garam masala and cream at the end. It tastes good, but the flavor isn't anything like butter chicken, and the color is completely off - my curries tend to be medium to light brown most of the time.
I'm not so interested in how to cook the actual chicken; it's the sauce I'm after - what's the secret? How do they get it so orange, and where does the sweetness come from? Can anyone point me to a good recipe or share your tips? Thanks!