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Butter Chicken

2 Oct

Let’s call it butter Chicken.  That was the intention and the ready mix spice packet I used for this dish is titled “Butter Chicken”. This is how I prepared it:

Chicken Breast – cubed/cut into 1 inch pieces

ImageButter (1 tblsp.)

Butter Chicken spice mix (Shah)

Yogurt (1 cup)

Tomato Paste (1 tblsp.)

Salt (to taste)


Fry chicken pieces using butter in a open pan over low to medium heat for about five minutes. Add the spice mix (half packet). Beat yogurt and add to pan with 1 cup water, tomato paste and salt. Bring to boil. Cook for about 10 – 15 minutes.



Pork with Parboiled Rice

20 Sep


Pork (2 pounds)

Tomato Paste or puree (1 can)

 Coriander Seeds (ground) 11/2 tablespoon

Cumin Seeds 1 tsp.

Red pepper powder (1 or 2 tbsp)

Black Pepper crushed (1/2 tsp.)

Cinnamon Stick 1 inch 

Black Cloves whole (4)

Garlic/Ginger paste (2 tblsp.)

Green Thai or any variety of chilly (2)

Salt (for tasting)

Vinegar (2 tbsp.)

Onion (1 medium)

Potatoes or beans (optional)


Cut into large pieces and add salt to meat . Place in lightly oiled pressure cooker. Let it brown on both sides. Add rest of the ingredients starting with minced onion and spices.


Add water enough water to cover up meat, close tightly and put lid on. Let meat cook for about 30 minutes average (8 whistles). Add vinegar after pressure cooking meat. If theres too much liquid, bring to another boil after adding tomato paste, more spice/salt mix .