Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Butter Chicken

When I first saw the pictures of this dish at Nasi Lemak Lover blog I know I have to cook this. She is kind enough to share the recipe with us. She didn’t give the actual measurements to the ingredients but cook it according to her own experiences and adjust the taste to her liking. So this is my take on the dish and thanks Nasi Lemak Lover for sharing this wonderful dish.


2 pieces of chicken breast – cut to 1/2" cubes
1 clove of garlic – chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp of dark soy sauce
1 egg white
3 tbsp of cornstarch or rice flour

Mix all the above ingredients together except for the cornstarch for 30 minutes. Coat the chicken with the cornstarch and fry the chicken pieces with some oil until golden brown. Drain the oil and set it aside.

2 cloves of garlic
10 curry leaves
3 Thai chilies
2 tbsp of butter
¼ cup of evaporated milk
1 tsp of sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat up the butter, sauté the garlic, chilies and curry leaves until fragrant and lightly brown.
2. Add in fried chicken pieces and mix well. Add in sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Mix really well.
3. Add in the milk and give it a quick stir for a few seconds until the chicken absorb all the milk. Dish out and serve hot with rice.


Finla said...

Wow tha tlooks really spicy delcious.

Christelle said...

I'm afraid I can't resistthis dish..oh dear I'm drooling! :O

Cindy Khor said...

looks really good. i think i'm gonna try it this weekend, hopefully i could find the ingredients here.

indosungod said...

Oh My! utterly delicious looking chicken.

vanillasugarblog said...

I remember that butter prawns you made you know. I still have that on the list to make and now I will add this one.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Glad you like this recipe, your one look better than me, hehehe..

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds different and wonderful...

Little Corner of Mine said...

Fragrant of butter, evaporated milk and curry leaves = yummilicious!

mycookinghut said...

This looks so yummy!! My god.. I am drooling. there are so many recipes on your blog I really need to try..

pigpigscorner said...

Wow. this looks and sounds amazing! I can't wait to make this!

Dori said...

This is new to me, but looks so delicious, I am bookmarking :)

Jun said...

yummmyyyyy! i sure love this..i even tried using ur recipe dulu gert, u buat guna prawns if i'm not mistaken, lebih kurang mcm ni lah, tp i guna chicken..mmg sedap..gonna try this version of urs plak..x sabar week punyer plan lah! haha

sugarlens said...

THIS sounds delicious! I am drooling here. I bet the chicken pieces were tender and soft and flavorful after all that marinade. I must try this soon.

Geraldine said...

Hi Gert,

I saw your entry yesterday and I made myself go buy the evaporated milk the same day. Will try this recipe tomorrow. Thanks.

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

This sounds good, but I am a little confused with the directions. When and how do you use the sauce that you mixed up in the beginning?

ICook4Fun said...

Happy cook, you should try this. Is really good.

Christelle, I felt the same way too when I first saw the pictures :)

Cindy, hope you can get the curry leaves as it's the main ingredient for this dish.

Indosungod, it is :)

Dawn, it's pretty similar but this dish is dry.

Emile, thanks for sharing this great dish.

Debbie, you are welcome.

LCOM, yeap :)

Leemei, hope you like this dish too :)

Pigpig, hope you like this :)

Meeso, hope you try this dish out.

Jun, this dish is pretty similar tapi guna ayam.

Sugarlens, yes, the curry leaves really brings out the flavor of this dish.

Diet Plan, is a great dish and simple to cook too.

JOAT, let me know how this dish turn out and hope your family likes it.

Alisa, you are suppose to mix all the ingredients to the chicken except for the cornflour.

Cik Benang said...

I will cook this for my buka puasa (iftar) today! thank you for giving me so many new ideas. Bored with typical malay food already. hehehe...

ICook4Fun said...

Aku, glad that you like this dish :)

Jessie said...

I had tried this. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Jessie from