Butter Chicken is likely the most recognizable of the many Indian dishes that have become popular in the West. Like so many ethnic foods, this is just one of many recipes. It involves a lot of ingredients, mostly spices, but isn’t as difficult to pull of as it may at first seem. The results are well worth the effort.
The recipe does contain many of the ingredients we recommend to protect the brain, like turmeric, cinnamon, and coriander. We added “a pinch of black pepper” to the original recipe as it increases the benefit of the turmeric.We suggest you use coconut oil as that is one of the foods we recommend, but any good oil will do. We recommend against “vegetable oil”, canola oil, soy oil, corn oil, and cottonseed oil. As always, we recommend you use organic products whenever possible.
The spices in this recipe are not hot spices., except for the chilies, which can be left out if that type of heat is a problem. On the other hand, Butter Chicken has a lot of flavor that may be new to many of you. Many people take some time to get used to unfamiliar spices. If anyone has difficulty with new things, I suggest that you try it initially as one part of a larger meal. But do try it. It is one of my favorite chicken preparations, and I have a lot of them.
Some of these spice might be difficult to find at the grocery store, but all are available at various online stores. We recommend Spicely Organics.