Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Makhani Chicken That's Almost As Good As Kashmir's But Not Quite

I have a Makhani (Butter) Chicken recipe that is quite tasty but also a bit of work. I do that ten hours a day and really want something easy most nights when I get home. Recently I was introduced to A Year of Crockpotting. Even thought it's so 2008 I am loving rooting through her recipes. Her Butter Chicken recipe sounded good and I decided to give it a try. It looked like this in the crockpot:
Which is some nasty looking funk. But take it from me, when all you have to do is pitch a bunch of frozen chicken in with some onions and spices and a can of coconut milk and tomatoes and butter and turn it on and then come home to the smell I came home to, you'll be thrilled with this recipe. There is nothing like coming through the door to the smell of Indian food cooking. Now if I had a minion to make fresh naan life would be perfect. You can access the recipe here and you'll have to look at her finished product because once I stuck my fingers in ours and started picking out pieces to munch on I forgot all about taking a picture. I also did not string together a big wad of cardamom pods. If I was going to do that I'd just take the time to make the regular recipe. I did up the amount of garam masala and ginger and will try it with lamb at some point. This recipe, and most of her others, fulfill the tenets of frugality and looking harder than they are. Her recipes are also gluten-free. We ate on this for two days, I took it once for lunch and stenched up the office, and we froze some for later. This is a keeper.


Kim said...

I can't wait to try this!!!!

Treehouse Chef said...

I love coming home to the smell of food that has been cooking all day! I will take your word on the butter chicken and give it a try!

Sonya said...

I am wanting to make this DESPITE that before photo:)

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