Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday’s Cupful: Background on Butter Chicken

Make it spicy or hot

This dish is among the most popular items served ‘round the world that hails from India.  According to folklore, Mahati Mahal began serving the original dish in the 1920s.  This curried chicken can be made mild or hot depending on your tastes.  Many of today’s authentic Indian restaurants serve Butter Chicken aka murgh makhani with hot pieces of naan and fresh salad.  The Mixed Stew recommends Kitchens of India brand Paste forButter Chicken Curry.  We purchased a 3.5 oz seasoning packet for just under $ 3.00 at Whole Foods Market.  Butter chicken is served on-the-bone in India but is typically served boneless outside of its native country.

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