A few weeks ago when I made those caramels, I mentioned how I have a problem with impulse grocery shopping. Well, while I was out buying the ingredients for caramels, I happened to stumble upon a section with international foods. Kitchens of India makes a curry paste and it was only like, $2.00. I bought two different kinds to try, and I made one up last night.
It was surprisingly good. I’ve tried a lot of different Indian food recipes and premade Indian food, and am always left disappointed. Either the flavor is somewhat off tasting, or it’s just plain gross. However, the butter chicken curry paste turned out great and it was simple to make. It was creamy, and buttery, and spicy. All good things.
I had actually made it with the intention of having my boy friend over for dinner, but he couldn’t make it so my roommate ended up eating his portion. Luckily, it made a ton of food. Both of us ate two huge bowls full, and I still had plenty for leftovers. Just thinking about those leftovers is making my mouth water—So hungry. All the time.
1 lb. chicken, diced
2 c. water
3 tbs. butter
1 pkg. Butter Chicken Curry
½ onion, diced
1/3 c. cream
½ c. peas
I strayed a bit from the package directions, and added a couple extra things to the recipe. I melted the butter, and browned the onions. After the onions were cooked down, I added the water, chicken and curry paste pack. I kept the heat on medium, and slowly mixed everything together. The curry paste comes out of the package in one solid square, and looks pretty disgusting. Luckily, it breaks downs pretty quickly in the water, and everything looks much less gross.
I let the mixture simmer over the heat for about 20 minutes, until the chicken was thoroughly cooked through. I then added in the cream, and mixed it in. I made this up around 12, and let it sit in the pot on low heat until about 6:00. I wanted the flavors to really mix and absorb into the chicken. However, you can totally skip this step and just let it cook on high for the 20 minutes, and call it a meal.
I served it up with rice that I mixed up with peas. That’s how my favorite Indian restaurant serves their rice, so I copied. I can’t reiterate enough how impressed I am with this product. It was so cheap, made tons of food, and was delicious. Really can’t beat that.
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.