Butter Chicken and Menulog Voucher Giveaway

October 07, 2010

This is another Indian dish that we love...  savour it with either Naan, Paratha or rice.
I used to buy the bottled spice ~ Patak's and the like... but this time I was adamant to make my own :) found this recipe from one of my cookbooks ... I have most of the ingredients... with exception... I add in fresh tomatoes, tomato soup and light evaporated milk... 
The taste? better than the pre-bottled spice, of course :)

On another topic....still food related...
I have 1 voucher giveaway (AUD10 worth) ... thanks to menulog.com. This voucher is redeemable in Australia... Browse this link to find a restaurant near you...  to get your hands on the voucher... just leave a comment on this post by 30th October and I'll pick the winner at random... 

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Note: Available for participating restaurants only (which display the “accepts vouchers”) sign.
The voucher is valid until Dec. 31, 2011 and could be used on the first order on participating restaurants in the site that has "accepts voucher" sign.
  • 1 kg chicken breast - cut to 2cm strips
  • 200ml Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 cm fresh tumeric or 1 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 2cm ginger
  • 2 garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander
Pound or ground tumeric, garlic and ginger into a fine and smooth paste. Mix in yoghurt and garam masala. Mix well... add in chicken strips and marinate overnight.
  • 1/2 red onion - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 4 fresh tomatoes - finely diced
  • 3/4 cup tomato soup
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoom garam masala
  • 1/2 cup Hara Masala (1/4 cup chopped coriander + 1/4 cup chopped mint)
Heat up pan and quickly sear chicken strips both sides (batches by batches) to seal its juices... Transfer to a plate.

Using the same pan, add about 2 tablespoon of cooking oil. Saute onion until translucent, add garam masala. Give it a quick stir, then add in diced tomatoes. Leave it to simmer for about 10 minutes ot until the tomato become a bit mushy... pour in soup and juices from the chicken. Leave it to simmmer until slightly thicken. Add evaporated milk and salt to taste... simmer for another 10 minutes... Add chicken ... stir and make sure that the chicken strips are cooked through... turn off the heat and stir in Hara Masala.
Serve with papadum and Basmati Rice...


  1. Your butter chicken looks awesome! I think I would go with rice.

  2. i am interested in this menulog offer. (:
    i shall email you my detail, and i'll cross my fingers and hope that i would win this voucher :D

  3. Angie,
    So do I... :)

    Jasmine Lee,
    Sure you can... my email is in my 'contact' page :)

  4. Butter chicken looks great!
    Pleez enter my name for the menulog draw