Brits do love a good curry and will reportedly spend a whopping £30,331 each in a lifetime on the spicy cuisine.
And with 9,000 Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi restaurants in the UK there’s plenty to choose from.
But have you ever fancied saving your pennies and making curry at home only to find that it never tastes as good?
Well that will never happen again thanks to one keen cook who has shared his “beautiful” recipe for butter chicken on Reddit.
This will quickly become your signature dish, we guarantee.
Do you have a secret for making excellent curry? Tell us in the comments…
Explaining how to make it, the poster MaxRamsey said: “Ingredients: 400g basmati rice, one onion, garam masala, chilli powder, ground turmeric, 180g tomato puree, 200ml double cream, natural yogurt, fresh coriander, olive oil.
“The marinade: eight boneless, skinless chicken thighs, natural yogurt, two garlic cloves, fresh ginger, garam masala, ground turmeric, one lime.”
And here’s his method:
- Cut the chicken thighs into 2-inch pieces.
- Marinade the chicken in a bowl with 150g of natural yogurt, crushed garlic, a thumb size piece of grated ginger, teaspoon of garam masala, teaspoon of turmeric, and a squeeze of lime juice and place in the fridge for an hour.
- Cook the chicken over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, place in a bowl and put to one side.
- Fry a finely chopped onion with some olive oil until soft.
- Add a teaspoon of garam masala, teaspoon of chilli powder, teaspoon of turmeric, tomato puree, and the juice of half a lime.
- Add the double cream and yogurt and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened.
- Add the cooked chicken and simmer for a while.
- Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with basmati rice.
Foodies were all over the recipe.
One person wrote: “That's a really delicious looking butter chicken.”
“I could take a bath in that,” joked another.
A third noted: “This looks so good, OMG.”
Others called it “beautiful”, “mouthwatering” and “delicious”.
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