This version is made without cream, and it was so easy to prepare. It was also pretty delicious. Even my 6 year old loved it. You can serve it with rice, but I prefer to eat it with naan. I'm not the biggest fan of rice.
Still saucy without all the cream.
I love this little grater. It's perfect for ginger and garlic.
Bal's No Butter Chicken
Makes 4 servings
Adapted from Cooking Channel
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons grated fresh garlic
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 teaspoon red chile flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used Balkan style)
1/2 cup water
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion, garlic and ginger for about 4 minutes or until the onions start to turn golden.
Add the tomato paste, brown sugar and all the spices. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the chicken and stir well to coat with the tomato paste mixture.
Stir in the yogurt and water and simmer for about 8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
Serve with rice or naan.