Thursday's Garden Gobbles...

07 February, 2013

Thanks to Veggiegobbler for initiating this sharing of how gardeners use their produce in the kitchen.

Today I used these:

Can you guess what I made?

Gold star to those who came up with the correct answer, which was Butter Chicken.

Butter Chicken
1 medium (or many very small) onions
about thumb size piece of fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves
2 tbsp garam marsala
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
around 500g fresh tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
500g chicken thighs, diced
100ml cream

Chop onion, ginger and garlic very finely or whiz in a food processor.
Saute in a medium hot pan with a little oil until onion is cooked, then add spices a cook a little.
Add chopped tomatoes and tomato paste, then chicken pieces.
Let simmer until sauce is thickened and chicken is cooked through.
Add cream, then taste for seasoning.

I served mine with a little brown rice, some chopped spinach (I'm sure you smart cookies were thinking "But I see no spinach in the ingredients here!") and roti.

The roti recipe I got here and tried it for the first time tonight. It turned out pretty well I think.

I've been craving Butter Chicken for about three weeks now. It really hit the spot.


  1. Wow home made roti. I've often thought of trying to make some of my own but haven't got round to it yet. Bread with curry really makes the meal doesn't it.

    1. It wasn't that hard; though I made mine in my thermomix I thing any food processor could blend hot water and flour into dough. It turned out really well.

  2. Oh yum! I fancy a curry tomorrow so i will give this a go. I'm glad i'm not the only one who likes to eat silver beet with curry.

    1. Yes, I feel it really needs some greens. I hope your curry was delicious.