Gluten-Free Low-Fat Indian Butter Chicken
Gluten-Free Low-Fat Indian Butter Chicken – This is the most popular dish in Indian restaurants. Since the dish is so popular, many home cooks have recreated the butter chicken at home. I am sharing a simplified low-fat version of this incredibly delicious Indian chicken dish.
Indian food is well known for its many exotic spices. However, the focus should be matching the right spices with the type of food you are cooking to enhance the flavour of the dish. This recipe is made simply using traditional Indian spices such as garam masala, paprika and curry powder. By using curry powder a blend of Indian spices, I simplified the list of ingredients that we would normally be added to this aromatic chicken dish. Authentic butter chicken is made with butter and cream, making the sauce very rich. Because I wanted to cut back on fats in this recipe, I substituted coconut milk for the butter and cream. The coconut milk makes the sauce just as creamy even without using butter and cream.
♥ A brief history of butter chicken.
Butter chicken (murgh makhani) in Delhi originated in the 1950s at the Moti Mahal restaurant in Delhi where they made the sauce by adding butter and tomato to the leftover chicken juices in the marinade trays from which they used to sell hundreds of portions of Tandoori Chicken every day. This dish is essentially a restaurant and not a home-cooked dish because there are no tandoors in most kitchens at home. The authentic chicken dish consists of tandoor-cooked chicken in a sauce.
Serve with one of our delicious rice dishes or a light salad.
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