While this isn’t mums and certainly made for our Aussie tastes it is still the best Butter Chicken in Brisbane.
Sitar originally a one off restaurant in Albion is now a mini franchise in Brisbane. Fortunately it seems that the butter chicken recipe is part of the franchise because it’s been consistently good at 3 locations.
I am copying it to the cookbook in fear that Sitar might one day decide to remove it from their site!
1 whole chicken
2 tomatoes puree in a blender
2 onions, chopped
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
15 cashew nuts paste
1 ½ tbsp butter
3 tbsp cream
1 tsp chilli powder
Oil for frying
salt to taste
For the marinade :
1 tbsp tandoori masala
½ tbsp garam masala (cloves, cinnamon and cardamom powdered)
2 tbsp lime juice
½ tsp jeera
5 tbsp yoghurt
Marinate the chicken in the marinade for 1 whole hour. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry the chicken for 10 minutes.
Remove the chicken and keep aside. In the remaining oil fry add the chopped onions till golden , then add the ginger-garlic paste and fry sprinkling little water now and then, till the oil separates.
Add the cashew paste, chilli powder, tomato paste and cook for 10 mins.
Add the butter and the cream and the chicken. Mix well and cook till done. Garnish with coriander.