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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.

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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.

Egg Drop Curry / Udaichivitta Muttai Kulambu / How to make Udaitha Muttai Kulambu

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Egg Drop Curry is one among the most common curry prepared among all south Indian families for lunch. There are two versions of Egg Drop curry prepared in my home, now let me share how to prepare the Egg Drop Curry with Coconut, by infusing few spices.

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Egg Drop Curry / Udaichivitta Muttai Kulambu

Egg Drop Curry / Udaichivitta Muttai kulambi is very easy and simple to prepare in minutes, that to as I am infusing coconut it gives a wonderful texture to the curry. Apart from lunch this curry goes out well with hoppers (Appam) and string hoppers (Idiyappam) Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Egg – 4 nos
  • Onions – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Ginger (1” inch stick) – 1 piece
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Cinnamon –  1 stick
  • Coconut pieces or grated – a handful
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Fennel / Perunjeeragam – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Making of Egg Drop Curry / Udaichivitta Muttai Kulambu –

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Take ginger, garlic, cinnamon stick, coconut pieces, ¼ tsp of cumin seeds, fennel seeds and gring them to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, split black gram, leftover cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and cook until they start turning golden brown in color.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add all the spice powder followed by salt and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour the ground coconut masala, cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour 1 to 2 cups of water, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Remove the lid, once starts boiling, break the eggs carefully to it. Do not stir.
  • Cover and cook for 5 mins or until the egg is cooked.
  • Remove the lid, cook in medium flame until the curry thickens and the oil floats on the top of the curry.

Serve hot with steamed rice or Hoppers (appam) or String Hoppers (idiyappam).

Chicken Vermicelli Biryani from Leftover Whole Roasted Chicken

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Usually I don’t like to waste food, even when there is excess of food, I like to create them as a new dish which would be loved by the whole family. Not only my kids even it happens with me – I don’t prefer to the leftover food may be from lunch for dinner but instead I create something new with those. Being a food revolution Ambassador, now I have more interest towards creating a new recipe from the leftovers. As everyday there are lakhs of people suffering for food, so say no to wastage of food. #Christmasleftoverrecipes

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Chicken Vermicelli Biryani

As a result here comes my Chicken Vermicelli Biryani from the leftover Whole Roasted Chicken and its stock. This goes out well for lunch or dinner along with a simple onion raita. Also it takes just few mins to get cooked, as the chicken and the stock are already cooked. But be carefully only when you infuse the spice powders and salt to dish, as we are making it from leftovers and the leftovers has already got spices and salt infused in them. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Leftover Chicken pieces from Whole Roasted Chicken – 100 gms
  • Leftover Chicken stock from Whole Roasted Chicken – 2 cups
  • Roasted Vermicelli / Semiya – 1 cup
  • Green chillies – 1 no
  • Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Onions – 50 gms
  • Tomatoes – 50gms
  • Mint and coriander leaves – 10 gms
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 1 tsp
  • Flavored spices (cinnamon – 1 no, star anise – 1 no, cloves – 2 nos, bay leaf – 1 no)

Making of Vermicelli / Semiya Biryani with the Leftover Whole Roasted Chicken and its Stock –

Preparation:

  • Shred the chicken into pieces and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and tomatoes. Slit the green chillies.
  • Clean and finely chop the mint and coriander leaves along with their stalk and keep it aside.
  • Heat ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add the flavored spices (cloves, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaf) followed by gin-garlic paste and green chilli.
  • Cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the onions and cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they mushy.
  • Add the mint and coriander leaves and cook until they turn dark green in color.
  • Add the spice powders and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the chicken pieces, pour in the stock and pour another cup of water, cover and bring it to boil.
  • Add the roasted semiya/vermicelli, give a gentle stir, cover and cook until the semiya/vermicelli is cooked.
  • Remove the lid and cook in medium flame, when you experience its watery until they become dry (make sure that they should not get burned).
  • Once they get dry, remove them fire and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with Onion raita. A simple and easy prepared dish but tastes heavenly and aromatic.

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