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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #120 on: September 30, 2012, 03:52:39 am »
Thanks for that Hally  ;D

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #121 on: October 06, 2012, 10:30:12 am »
I am making this tonight with double amount of chicken as family always want seconds.  Can anyone suggest how much I should increase the cooking time?  I am using free range breasts.  Thanks.

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #122 on: October 06, 2012, 11:10:45 am »
Hope it's not too late GHM, I've doubled the chicken a couple of times when I've made this and not changed the cooking time at all...but I do make sure to check it just in case!
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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #123 on: October 06, 2012, 12:26:40 pm »
Thanks Jamberie, yes it still cooks in the same time so that is easy and there is still plenty of sauce.

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #124 on: October 06, 2012, 12:29:17 pm »
Yes, it's a great recipe, easy, yummy and makes lots to feed lots! We usually soak up the left over sauce with the garlic naan and the cumin rice from the Fast & Easy Indian cookbook...yummo!
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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #125 on: October 06, 2012, 03:00:51 pm »
I am making this tonight with double amount of chicken as family always want seconds.  Can anyone suggest how much I should increase the cooking time?  I am using free range breasts.  Thanks.

Hi GHM.  The general rule of thumb for doubling or halving TMX recipes is to adjust the cooking time by 20%.  HTH.
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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #126 on: October 08, 2012, 12:56:42 am »
I also use 1 kilo of chicken thighs and cook for the same time  :)

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #127 on: October 17, 2012, 12:06:38 pm »
As I'm new to being a thermo owner, please could you tell me do you use the butterfly when making the butter chicken??

Also is 100g tikka paste too much??

Can someone please confirm that if I've today made the tikka paste to marinate overnight do I then need to add all the similar ingredients tomorrow when cooking the curry.  I need to add ginger, coriander, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric and all this is already in the paste I made today.  I'm going off the receipe in the Indian cookbook.  Could someone please clarify quickly as I'm very confused now????  Thank you

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #128 on: October 17, 2012, 12:26:48 pm »
As I'm new to being a thermo owner, please could you tell me do you use the butterfly when making the butter chicken??

Also is 100g tikka paste too much??

Can someone please confirm that if I've today made the tikka paste to marinate overnight do I then need to add all the similar ingredients tomorrow when cooking the curry.  I need to add ginger, coriander, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric and all this is already in the paste I made today.  I'm going off the receipe in the Indian cookbook.  Could someone please clarify quickly as I'm very confused now????  Thank you

Hi AJF.

no butterfly needed for this recipe.

100g of Tikka paste isn't too much, ESP spread over 500g of chicken. I often use that amount with just a breast for making chicken for a sandwich :)

Yeah you add the ingredients again, you don't need to let it marinate overnight if you don't want too but it will enhance the flavor.
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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #129 on: October 17, 2012, 12:28:09 pm »
Hi ajf, welcome to the forum with your first posting.  I haven't used my Indian cookbook for ages, in fact my DD has it at the moment.  I do remember when making the tikka paste that I bagged it up for the freezer in 100g lots. You soak the chicken in the tikka paste and yes, you do then add those extra ingredients again.

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #130 on: October 19, 2012, 02:39:05 am »
Thanks for the clarification, it worked a treat!

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #131 on: October 30, 2012, 11:06:14 am »
this is one of my favorite dinners, but I have discovered that it is not such a good idea to make the paste and then the dinner a the same time.  It's gone 7 pm and we don't have dinner anywhere nearly ready and they are getting cranky!!! Next time I will pre cook the paste for a quicker mid week meal!

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #132 on: November 08, 2012, 09:01:41 am »
Do you think this would work with commercial tikka paste if I haven't got time to make the full version? Is it ok to use chicken breast or is thigh better?
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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #133 on: November 08, 2012, 09:22:31 am »
Yes you can use purchased tikka paste, it won't taste as good as home made but it will do the job TAT.  I daresay people have used both thigh fillets and breast fillets (one even used tenderloins) but I'm a thigh person myself.
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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #134 on: November 08, 2012, 09:28:18 am »
Thanks Judy, I think I'm going to try this out on friends tomorrow, so won't have time to make my own paste! But I'll definitely give it a go, watch this space!
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