Lee of Supercharged Food shares her family favourite butter chicken.

Butter chicken

Kim Cotton, who blogs at spiritedmama.com, is part of the sisterhood and loves to come around for a Jolly Good Butter Chicken on a Friday night. It's the ultimate comfort food that sees many through the trials and tribulations of love and life. This recipe is a great way to indulge in health-promoting spices.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

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What to do

  • 1. Place a large heavy-based saucepan over high heat and add the sesame oil. Cook the chicken in two batches, turning regularly for about 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside while you cook the remaining chicken. Remove it from the pan.

  • 2. Reduce the heat a little and add the butter. When the butter has melted add the spices and cook, stirring, for 4–5 minutes until fragrant.

  • 3. Return the chicken to the pan, along with the tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir and simmer for about 20 minutes.

  • 4. Turn down the heat to low and stir in the coconut milk. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

  • 5. Mix the banana and coconut together in a small bowl.

  • 6. Serve the butter chicken with the brown rice, chilled cucumber, banana with coconut and some mango chutney, if desired.

  • This recipe is from Eat Yourself Beautiful by Lee Holmes, available now from Murdoch Books. See more of Lee's recipes at superchargedfood.com

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