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We love to have #butterchicken/#murghmakhani with Yorkshire pudding. It’s yummy honest! Here’s my #recipe for the butter chicken.

First I marinate cubes of chicken breast (can use thigh) in fridge for at least three hours, overnight if possible.
Marinade for 1 kg chicken breast
Two tablespoons (any) vinegar/Or lemon juice first
Then:
• ½ tsp ground cinnamon
• ½ tsp ground nutmeg
• ¼ tsp mace
• 1 tsp red chilli powder/red chilli flakes
• 2 tsp salt
• 1 tsp turmeric
• ½ tsp white pepper (use ¼ black if you don’t have white) • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
• 1 tsp garam masala ( I am not very keep on this sometimes I omit completely) • 1 tsp mild curry powder (korma type thing mine is one I made myself this is optional)

Mix leave on to one side.
Blitz two medium onions, 1 tbsp tomato puree, four/six garlic cloves, one inch piece ginger with your hand blender add a little water.

Add two tbsp butter to wok and fry 2 star anise, then add the onion tomato mixture, one to two tsp sugar, fry on medium heat for about five to seven mins.

In separate pan fry chicken pieces again in butter or olive oil if you wish to be healthier, until sort of half cooked, then add the onion paste and half cup double cream, half cup greek yogurt, and two tbsp ground cashew nuts (I used almond I think that works fine too). To make it very rich I added two tbsp mascarpone cheese. This is optional. Taste, season as per your taste. I also add boiled eggs.If you think there is not enough gravy, one can add a little chicken stock or water.
Then I just cook for a few mins and then shove in the oven for twenty mins on gas mark 5, I have a big wok with tight lid, that I can put in oven. You can just leave on stove if you wish on low heat just until chicken cooked through.
Finish with chopped mint and coriander on top and drizzle of butter/cream. One can also add slivered almonds or whole cashews on top too.
Again one can adjust add less more cream/yogurt/butter omit use coconut milk instead. Add fresh red chillies to onion paste to give more heat. Or use fresh tomatoes, blitz, pass through a sieve first. #desifood #chickencurry #fushionfood #Indianfood

Tangy Shrimp and Gourd Curry

My friend had a crazy bottle gourd harvest in her backyard garden and ended up with a large amount of super long bottle gourds. In order to consume it all in a timely manner she has been sourcing bottle gourd recipes. The moment she mentioned the need for recipes the first thing that came to mind was this shrimp and gourd dish. Gourd doesn’t have a huge amount of natural flavour and it soaks up all the flavours around it like a sponge which makes it a great vegetable to cook along with shrimp. The yummy shrimp flavour paired with the subtle gourd with a dash of chilli and tangy tomato makes this so delicious. It is also super quick and easy to make (which is always a bonus). I messaged my mum who is travelling in hopes of getting the recipe and to my surprise she replied (my mum is not the best at replying to whats app messages) but it turned out only my cousin makes this dish. Apparently it is not something others in my family make (which is strange because it is delicious). Messaged my cousin, sourced her wonderful recipe and here it is all the way from India. Give it a quick try and enjoy the deliciousness courtesy of my cousin! Happy Eating!

Ingredients: (Yields 4-5 servings)

250g Bottle Gourd (Calabash), diced
150g Shrimp
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
½ - 1 tsp chilli powder*
¼ tsp turmeric
Salt, as needed
1 tbsp oil
Chopped coriander for garnishing

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat

Add the onions and cook till translucent

Add the garlic and continue to cook for 2 minutes

Add the tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are soft and mushy

Add the bottle gourd, salt, chilli powder and turmeric

Mix well and let it cook till the gourd is soft (If you notice it getting too dry add a splash of water)

Add shrimp, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes till the shrimp is cooked

Remove from heat and garnish with chopped coriander (this is usually eaten along with rice)

*amount of chilli powder is dependent on desired spice level

Chappli kebab recipe

500g mince (lamb,beef or mutton)
2tbsp pomegranate seeds
2tbsp coarsely crushed coriander seeds
1tsp turmeric powder
1tsp cumin
1tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp red chilli flakes
2 green chillies, chopped
1egg
1tbsp ginger/garlic paste
Half cup fried onions
Quarter cup finely chopped sundried tomato
Breadcrumbs to help bind
Mix above very well and shape into four patties, place in freezer to help firm. Shallow fry gently in ghee approx 2-3 mins each side. Serve with salad, naan or chappattis. I like to drizzle over more pomegranate syrup and honey. #chapplikebab #chapplikabab #kebab #pakistanifood #kabab #mincemeat #desifood #recipe #foodpic #foodie #foodgasm

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