Thursday, April 24, 2008
Indian Butter Chicken
I came across this delightful recipe from India on youtube.com. The chef uses fresh tomatoes which I substituted with a half a cup of tomato paste. He also used coriander seeds which I am out of at the moment so I used about 1 tbsp of tumeric instead. It tasted really good and I got great comments from those live I with about it. We'll see more of this on my table for sure. I definitely recommend it to any one who wants a chilled out but tasty Indian meal. Ad this guy is really fun to watch, amen? Haha. Love the way he cooks and talks and hes darn good at what he does.
BTW, the reason my dish looks orange and not red is that I didn't use food coloring at all. I stay away from those because red food coloring is made from crushing a red beetle and getting the juice out of it. Sounds gross doesn't it so I didn't put any of that in my meal. And plus I like to keep my meals and food as natural as possible so I don't use coloring and generally prepare my food from scratch. I bit more work ,I must admit, but you get faster the more you do it and we're talking a far superior flavor. So natural it is for me and mine.
Another thing I would like to add is I don't use plastic spatulas when I fry food because over time they melt and those particles go into your body and are toxic. I also don't use Teflon pans because they're loaded with unnatural chemicals and are unhealthy, even though they require less oil. You're way better off using a cast iron pan/pot with a bit more oil and getting bit of exercise then putting that junk into your system. This may sound a bit extreme to some, but just devote a little time to research and you will likely come to the same conclusion. Just remember that the people that sell food and such products are not doctors, and they are interested in making money and not so interested in our health(if you wanna know more about this and other food related info let me know). So Research anything that you use on a regular basis and check whether its healthful or not.