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- Popular Indian recipe of tender chicken in rich butter sauce
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) yogurt
- 1 t fresh ginger, crushed
- 1 t salt
- 3 lbs (1.4 kg). chicken, cut into pieces, skinned
- 2 oz (56 grm). butter
- 1 cinnamon stick - 1 inch
- 6 cloves
- 6 green cardamoms
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) sour cream
- 1/4 t saffron, crushed
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) heavy cream
- salt to taste
- 2 T ground almonds
- 1/4 t cornstarch dissolved in 1 T of water
- Mix yogurt, ginger and salt and rub into chicken; let marinate overnight.
- Place marinated chicken in well-oiled oven proof dish and drizzle oil all over; bake at 375 degrees (200 C.) for forty to fifty minutes, and save any liquid.
- In saucepan, melt butter and saute cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, and bay leaf for one minute.
- Add sour cream and leftover chicken-liquid.
- Add saffron and cream and cover and simmer gently for five to six minutes.
- Add the cooked chicken and adjust seasoning.
- Add ground almonds and cornstarch mixture.
- Let thicken; cover and simmer for three to four minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve hot.
- Delicious served with Indian bread called "nan" and other Indian condiments are nice too.
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