Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tasty Tuesday Makhani Chicken!

Popping up from the edits to Rebel to post the recipe I slaved over all day Sunday. It about wore me out, and I'm still tired, but it was damn good. Since the hero of the romantic suspense book I'm writing is Indian, I've been doing a lot of research and experimentation with Indian cuisine. I've made idlis and naan and something called Punjabi Sukha Urad Dal. I even made my own ghee, which is a type of clarified butter.

This recipe for butter chicken is one of the better known Indian dishes. I bought a jar of the ready-made sauce and tried it, but figured I ought to go the more authentic route for the purposes of research. I must say, I was surprised at just how tender the chicken was after marinating it in yogurt. I've always heard that milk was a good tenderizer, but this was a WOW! kind of tender.

Since I can't claim to have contributed much of anything to this recipe, other than the fact that I made my own version of garam masala and substituted fenugreek for the coriander, I'm simply posting my picture of it and a link to the recipe. The recipe doesn't say how long to cook the sauce, but I'd give it at least a half hour or so to reduce before adding the cream. Mine was a little runny. Enjoy!

Makhani Chicken (Indian Butter Chicken)

In other news, thanks to some great promo, Unbridled made it to the #1 spot on the Free Kindle Erotica list yesterday. I was amazed at how many downloads went to other countries. I had at least one in every country listed on KDP except Mexico. I mean, I finally got a download in BRAZIL!!!!!

Unbridled also made it into the overall Kindle Top 100 free list. As of 9pm last evening, it was #64! Whoo hoo!!!!

Too bad I'm not making any money. If I'd actually sold that many copies in one day, I'd have made almost $6K!
Oh, well... *:-&lt sigh


  1. Congrats on the listings!!

    That recipe looks yummy! Might have to make that this week for the family. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Thanks, Megan! It's up to #51 on the free list now.
    The butter chicken was definitely worth the effort, but be prepared to spend some serious time in the kitchen!

  3. WOOT WOOT HOO!! I have good friend who was my Curves Teacher, and she's from India. Her name is Aisha Kahn Any questions, about the Cuisine or culture. We can ask her. She's a great cook.

  4. Sounds good, Donna! I watched some videos on how to make dosas and a few other things. Needless to say, my technique still needs improvement!