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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #105 on: August 05, 2012, 12:24:48 pm »
Well done GHM, that is great you were able to impress your Indian friends  :)
I did double the tikka paste for marinating last time, but only because I had spare in the freezer. I don't think it was necessary though, and will just use the 100g next time. Did you still have plenty of sauce? I did!

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #106 on: September 05, 2012, 03:39:57 am »
I made this paste last night, the lounge room smelt like an Indian restaurant (yum) and have my chicken marinating in it now... will cook at lunch time and then let sit in the fridge ready for dinner, I can't wait. After reading through the posts I hope it isn't too hot... I haven't tasted it yet ... I used the dried large chillies however (not the small hot birdseyes) so hopefully all will be fine. Appreciate the hints about the 'loads of sauce'. Although I only have 850g of chicken I will bulk it out with veggies like sweet potato, green beans and peas - might reduce the cream a bit as 500g seems like heaps... but will play that by ear.

I love having all the paste in the freezer for quick future meals. Making the bulk amount last night was fairly easy but peeling the garlic was fiddly and the most time consuming.  I think it will be worth it though and will be so much better than pre-packaged curry.

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #107 on: September 05, 2012, 11:29:28 am »
It was really yummy and I'll make it again, it was just the right amount of chilli. I used chicken tenderloins, each one cut in half. I swapped 500g cream for 250g Philly light cooking cream (and there was still heaps of sauce) and added a diced medium sweet potato with the chicken to bulk it out a bit. I also added about a cup of frozen peas and cooked for an extra 5 min at the end. We had it served with rice, pappadums and a dollop of natural yoghurt. I loved it but DH didn't seem to appreciate it as much as me... he said it wasn't much different to the other curries I've made from satchets... Darn

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #108 on: September 05, 2012, 11:32:39 am »
My family love this recipe too Kulsha.I double the amount of chicken in the recipe. ;)
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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #109 on: September 08, 2012, 02:14:17 pm »
Thank you so much for typing these up! I'm in the process of adding my favorite curries to Paprika and typing up the whole indian cookbook is, erů tedious... I have an improvised iPad stand above my countertop and it works great.

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #110 on: September 08, 2012, 02:31:28 pm »
Hi Lemongrass, I do the same and use my iPad/paprika for my recipes too. Lots of work to get them in there but worth it to get your own database of recipes to refer to. What do you mean by an improvised iPad stand?
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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #111 on: September 09, 2012, 01:11:36 am »
It's actually an Ikea Grundtal drying rack, perfect size for landscape mode!
A bit like this one http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/00213836/ but smaller

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #112 on: September 29, 2012, 09:53:36 am »
Lots of work to get them in there but worth it to get your own database of recipes to refer to.
Hi Kulsha,
Typing up recipes just became MUCH easier! I found an app called "SmartScan OCR" and it works wonders! I just take a picture of the recipe through the app and then email it to myself, then copy / paste / add pictures and tweaks to Paprika. What a time saver!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smartscan+ocr-text-reader/id531288096?mt=8

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #113 on: September 29, 2012, 10:09:51 am »
Thanks lemongrass. I'm going to give this a go!
This will be handy for my business receipts too so it can be a business expense  ;)
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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #114 on: September 29, 2012, 02:01:14 pm »
Must try this as the grandchildren all love butter chicken so when we cook curries this one will please them :)
Is this from the Indian cookbook?

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #115 on: September 29, 2012, 02:31:28 pm »
Yes it is MF.  It is far better than the EDC recipe.
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« Reply #116 on: September 29, 2012, 02:40:16 pm »
Thanks JD will cook this on my next family curry night as it's one the young ones will like and I have the Indian cookbook.  ;D

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #117 on: September 29, 2012, 03:02:55 pm »
If it does turn out a bit too spicy, for little kids, I always pick the chicken out of the curry with only a tiny amount of sauce and then pour some extra cream in their bowls for them.  It tames it down heaps for them but you still get a great curry for the adults !

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #118 on: September 29, 2012, 03:14:10 pm »
Great suggestion Debbiebillg thanks  :)

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Re: Butter Chicken & Tikka Paste
« Reply #119 on: September 30, 2012, 12:02:06 am »
MF, love the tika paste, but the butter chicken isnt what we think butter chicken should be. CP loves the tika paste with some cream.

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