My family loves butter chicken. This is such an easy dish to make and it is so versatile. I’ve used chicken here but you could so easily use other meats, vegetables or paneer.
The sauce is made first. If cooking chicken add it just like I do in the video. If using lamb or beef, you can do the same but you will need to cook the meat longer. Beef takes about an hour to get tender and lamb could take about 90 minutes.
If you would like to make a vegetarian version, just add your vegetables of choice to the sauce. I like to use this base sauce with chickpeas. Paneer also tastes amazing. If using paneer, just add it at the end just before cooking.
By the way, the above video is part of the Affordable Alfresco series produced by Vouchercodes.co.uk. Be sure to watch the other videos in the series. There are some fantastic recipes out there featuring some of my food blogger friends.
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*Garlic and ginger puree is available at Asian food shops. I like to make my own as it is easy to do and tastes better too. To make garlic and ginger puree, simply blend equal amounts of chopped garlic and ginger with just a drop of water in a spice grinder until smooth.
**The double cream will give this dish the classic look and taste of a butter chicken. Those who do not want the calories could leave it out. The curry tastes great without cream too.