Let's agree, our love for butter chicken knows no bound. Juicy chicken pieces dunked in creamy, spicy gravy - a bowl of butter chicken instantly tugs at heartstrings. So much so that today we go creative with butter chicken and mix it with several other dishes to make something unique out of it. Take butter chicken pasta and butter chicken noodles for instance. Here, regular pasta and noodles are given a desi twist by adding butter chicken gravy and shredded chicken pieces to the dishes. That's not all. We also have butter chicken pizza, butter chicken samosa, butter chicken omelette and many more. Another such experimental recipe we recently came across is butter chicken khichdi. Yes, you heard us! Here, a comforting bowl of khichdi is given a spicy twist by adding some butter chicken to it.
While the recipe might sound bizarre in the beginning, but trust us, the taste of butter chicken khichdi will surely take you by surprise! In fact, it won't be an exaggeration to say that this recipe brings the best of both the worlds in one bowl. So, without further ado, let's check out the recipe.
How To Make Butter Chicken Khichdi:
To make butter chicken khichdi, you need rice, chicken, tomato puree, onion, curd, cream, salt, red chilli powder, butter, bay leaf, sugar, kasoori methi, ginger-garlic paste, cinnamon stick, garam masala, turmeric powder, cloves and cardamom.
Marinate the chicken pieces with curd, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli and salt. Keep aside. Then in a cooker add butter, whole spices, onion and fry. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook. Then pour the tomato puree, salt, red chilli, turmeric, sugar and cook for some time. Add the chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes.
Finally, add the soaked rice, water, mix everything together and close the lid. Pressure-cook for some time and then, open the lid and soak the water. Sprinkle kasoori methi, mix everything and serve hot.
Try this dish today and put together a delicious lunch in just no time.
Watch the detailed recipe video in the header.
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.