How to make Indian food at home its easy step


Technique Tuesday. What's your favorite indian dish? I usually order lamb vindaloo or butter chicken when out to a restaurant, but I have always been intimidated to make Indian food at home. The flavors are so complex and bold. 

This week we made it our mission to take on butter chicken. I’m not sure how authentic our version is but it sure is damn delicious, and fairly easy to make. We like our indian food on the spicer side so if you are not a fan of spice you can always tone down the amount of chilies in the dish or eliminate them all together. 

How to make Indian food at home its easy step

The secret to getting the chicken nice and browned is the yogurt marinade and then low broil for about 15 minutes.We paired this dish with Presto Lambrusco. I am not going to lie when I tasted this on its own I was not a fan. It is on the sweet side and tasted to me like the sparkling grape juice i used to drink as a kid when I wanted to feel fancy. It did however pair very nicely with meal. 

The sweetness was able to take on the heat, and the fruit forward notes played in nicely with the creamy tomato sauce. Jake opted out for the pairing and reached for an IPA instead. Click on the link in our Bio for full recipe and for the Instant Pot basmati rice recipe


BUTTER CHICKEN

2 lbs boneless chicken thighs
½ cup greek yogurt
salt
3 tbsp chilled butter cubed and divided
1 onion chopped
5 cloves are garlic minced
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 serrano chili minced
1 tbsp garam masala
½ tbsp cumin
½ tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp turmeric
2 cups water
1 6 oz container tomato paste
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup coconut cream or full fat coconut milk

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