While it’s true this is a Whole30 and Paleo recipe you certainly don’t have to be following either of those diet plans to enjoy this velvety Butter Chicken, just serve it with rice and no one will ever know! And if you are Whole30 or Paleo you’re going to love this soul satisfying curry that packs a flavor wallop.
I’ve only been to a handful of Indian restaurants in my life, that doesn’t make me love the food any less. In fact I’ve discovered I just need to be creative (and willing to take a few risks) to make Indian food happen in my kitchen. I’ve had several Indian cookbooks and after a few fails I kind of struck out on my own, following my taste buds, a few links on Pinterest and the occasional blog that called for ingredients I could actually acquire. Nothing really blog worthy, although the Satyamma’s Cauliflower curry from Moosewood was of course bloggable and delish!
Until now, now we’ve got the Butter Chicken from My Heart Beets and it’s the kind of tasty that I want to make happen in my kitchen again and again. And I do at least once a week. The curry is velvety, I swear it is, and the chicken spice is top notch. All of it together is so good, I’ve worked myself up to being hungry again just writing about it.
Be aware this needs a few hours to marinate, 4 is good 8 is better.
I often times find myself adding an extra pinch or two of garam masala powder, I like it so much I always think more is better. It’s good either way! I do think you should adjust the seasonings to your preference so add more of any of the spices you like and customize it but I always say that don’t I?