Butter Chicken Gravy / Restaurant Style Butter Chicken – Diabetic Friendly

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As I have been compiling Diabetic Friendly recipes for my Diabetic Hubby (type -2) from my grand ma, mother and friends, sometimes I too create. But being diabetic is not about omitting sugar, but the it purely depends on the quantity/portion of the food we consume. Being a food blogger, I could never imagine of creating a recipe based with nutrition, calories so and so, but now I would say my dream came true. Yeah, I have been collaborated with Apollo sugar for compiling DIABETIC friendly recipes curated by their Dietician Ms. Madhavi.

CLICK HERE for my Diabetic Recipes and CLICK HERE for more Chicken recipes.

As a start, I love to try and share a Non-Veg recipe which I have been suggested by few of my readers – Butter Chicken Gravy. Butter Chicken is a north Indian dish, but loved by everyone right from the kid to the elder. They can be served as lunch, dinner with nan, roti, paratha and fried rice. Because of their richness, they can be served for festivals, guests and simply for our family. Marination takes a main part in this dish, and so margination consumes 3 to 4 hrs and rest of the process is just completed in minutes. Let me share the recipe…

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Butter Chicken / Butter Chicken Recipe / How to prepare Butter Chicken – Diabetic Friendly Version

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Chicken – 400 gms
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter
  • For Marinate
    • Hung Curd – ½ cup (Click here for HomeMade Hung Curd recipe)
    • Ginger paste – 2 tsp
    • Garlic paste – 2 tsp
    • Kashmiri Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
    • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
    • Mustard Oil – 2 tsp
  • For Makhni Gravy
    • Butter – 2 tbsp
    • Green cardamom – 2nos
    • Cloves – 2 nos
    • Black peppercorns – 3 nos
    • Cinnamon – 1 inch piece stick
    • Ginger – 1 tsp
    • Garlic – 1 tsp
    • Tomato Puree – ½ cup
    • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
    • Sugar – 2 tbsp
    • Kasoori methi / Dry Fenugreek Leaves – ½ tsp
    • Fresh cream – ½ cup

Making of Butter Chicken (Diabetic Friendly) –

Preparation:

  • Clean the chicken and cut them medium size.
  • In a bowl, add Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp, lemon juice – 1 tsp, salt and mix it well. Marinate for 15 to 20 mins.
  • After that, add the ingredients given under the marinate list to the chicken and mix it well. Marinate it for 2 to 3 hrs.
  • After 2 to 3 hrs, add a tbsp of butter in a grill pan and grill the chicken or tandoor the chicken in microwave.
  • Cook the chicken only for 90% and remove the chicken from the fire.
  • Add a heavy bottom vessel or a non-stick vessel, add the leftover butter, add the spices (cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon) and wait until they crackle.
  • Add the leftover ginger paste and garlic paste, cook for a min.
  • Pour the tomato puree, cook for a min.
  • Add the kasuri methi or dry fenugreek leaves, cook for few seconds and pour a cup of water.
  • Add little salt and bring it boil, cover and cook until the butter starts separating from the gravy.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook until the gravy thickens and oil floats on the top.
  • Pour the fresh cream, give a mix and cook for 2 mins.
  • Remove from fire.

Serve hot with any Indian flat breads or pulav’s or fried rice.

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Hung Curd / Hung Yogurt / HomeMade Hung Curd / Thick Curd

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Hung Curd is nothing but the curd is made to hang in a cloth, which helps in draining all the water and only the thick portion of the curd stays there, which can be used for variety of dishes. Most of them think this a very difficult process and buy packed ones, but this process is very easy. It consumes little time, when you are in need of hung curd you can prepare them the day before and store it in refrigerator. Let me share the recipe, also don’t forget to check out the video…

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Hung Curd

Ingredients:

  • Curd / Yogurt – 1 cup
  • White cloth
  • A small bowl

Making of Hung Curd / Hung Yougrt / Thick curd at home –

Preparation:

Spread the cloth over a bowl or shallow plate, pour the curd/yogurt over it, bring all the edges of the cloth together and squeeze out the water. Tie the cloth with the thread and hang it over or you can hang it in refrigerator by placing a bowl or a shallow plate below the cloth to avoid the water splitting. Hanging in refrigerator avoid the curd getting more sour in taste.

Nachos Gone Wild – Hard Rock Cafe, Bangalore

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Recently got an invite to Hard Rock Café, Bangalore for their Nachos Gone Wild festival, where nachos is been the hero and right from the starters, main and dessert was nachos. Nachos is a Mexican and now been very popular all over the world especially among kids.

Not only kids, even I love nachos to the core, the crunchy texture, which becomes soft as loaded with cheese makes a great heavenly feel when consumed.

Hard Rock Café with great ambience and good service all over the world been crowded with people’s always. Let me share my experience over the NachosGoneWild event with the dishes we had over there…

  • Pizzachos – Nachos topped with creamy cheese sauce, tomato sauce, capsicum, onions, olves, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, fresh oregano and chillies.
  • Oriental Nachos – Cripsy golden sesame chicken wantons, laced with melted cheese, jalpeno salsa, beans and sweet chilli drizzle – I like it to the core.
  • Pepperoni Pizzachos – Nachos layered with pepperoni salami, capsicum, onions, creamy and tomato marinara sauce
  • Shawarma Nachos – Grilled sliced shawarma chicken, layered over roasted garlic and sauce and fresh parsley.
  • Desi Nachos Chicken Chaar – Papdi chaat spice mix of aloo and kabuli channa, bhuna chicken, pudhina chutney, yellow sev and fresh dhaniyas.
  • Apple & Walnut Pie Nacho Crumble – was the show stopper, as everyone of us loved it to the core.

Overall nachos were good and I liked oriental nachos and pepperoni Pizzachos to the core. The most beautiful, delicious and the lovely one was the dessert – Apple & Walnut Pie Nacho Crumble. The theme #NachosGoneWild was very interesting, unique and yummy.

A must to try for everyone guys, don’t miss it.