Dec 21, 2008

Butter chicken(low calorie version)


chicken-1.5 lb
onion-1 big
tomatoes-2 pureed
bay leaf-1
cinnamon-1 small
coriander powder-1 tsp
cumin powder-1 tsp
curd-1/4 cup
lemon juice
coriander leaves

To marinate

garam masala-1 tsp
chicken masala powder-1 tsp
ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
red chilli powder-2 tsp
turmeric - a pinch

Method of preparation

1)Cut the chicken to small pieces and marinate it with above ingredients listed for an hour.we can add some red color to the marination which is optional.
2) Take some oil in a pan and add the marination to it.Fry it till the water from chicken evaporated and the pieces become dry.
3)Take a kadai and add butter to it.When it is hot add cloves,cinnamon,bay leaf,onions,green chillies,curry leaves and fry till the onions are golden brown.
4)Add 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste and fry for a min.Add the tomato puree to it and cook till the oil oozes out.Add coriander and cumin powders to it.
5) Add the chicken pieces to it.And add some salt if needed.Cook for 5 mins.
6)Add the curd and cook for 2 mins.
7)Remove from the heat and add lemon juice to it.
8)Garnish with coriander leaves.
-> you can add some red color which is optional.
-> you can add the whipped cream or half and half instead of curd if you don't count for calories.