Tandorri chicken and other Indian recipes

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A dear friend of mine has been super awesome and helping me out with some personal things. i would like to repay her and her husband by making them an authentic indian meal. Or atleast as close to it as a non-indian girl from america can do. i know they really like Tandorri chicken, so i would like to try to make that. but if its too complicated for a beginning i'm willing to start off with more easy recipes.

So if any of my curlies cooks know of any really good and authetic indian dish recipes can you past them along. I am really looking forward to making them dinner maybe sunday.

TIA!
A dear friend of mine has been super awesome and helping me out with some personal things. i would like to repay her and her husband by making them an authentic indian meal. Or atleast as close to it as a non-indian girl from america can do. i know they really like Tandorri chicken, so i would like to try to make that. but if its too complicated for a beginning i'm willing to start off with more easy recipes.

So if any of my curlies cooks know of any really good and authetic indian dish recipes can you past them along. I am really looking forward to making them dinner maybe sunday.

TIA!
Originally Posted by thelio
Sorry, I can't help.

But just out of curiosity, why are you set on an Indian meal? Don't you think they have plenty of that (and probably better than what you can do)?

Why not one of your own speacialities?

But good luck w/ whatever you decide.
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her husband is indian. His ma was a great cook, but never taught her kids to cook. so he is always whining about missing good indian food, and you cant get good food in dc. my friend also loves indian food, but she just fails everytime she makes it, (no clue why). and i figured she has already had most of my specialties, why not make something extra special just for them. i like indian too so its not just for them.
That's thoughtful of you. I work w/ two Indian women, from two different regions. But I don't see them! If they come in, I will ask them. One of them is ALWAYS cooking and bringing it in. I wish you could borrow her.
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That's thoughtful of you. I work w/ two Indian women, from two different regions. But I don't see them! If they come in, I will ask them. One of them is ALWAYS cooking and bringing it in. I wish you could borrow her.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
OMG that would be awesome! thanks!
My sister makes a killer butter chicken. I have the sauce over paneer (I hear it's very easy to make, but my neighbour is always giving me some, so have never tried) and its to die for with some fresh naan.

Let me know if you'd like the recipe & I'll see if I can get it from her
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i have never even heard of butter chicken, but if its called BUTTER chicken its got to be good right??

please past on the recipe.

i dont know about making naan. i may just buy some.
She says she doesn't follow a recipe anymore, but this is the original one she used.

Easy Butter Chicken - My Milk Calendar Recipes | Dairy Goodness

If you can find paneer cheese (sort of the consistency of tofu), the sauce is really good over that.
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You can also buy the sauce, this is my favorite in a pinch if she's not around to make it or too far to go to my favorite restaurant

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Ok i was expecting more butter, but that looks so freaking good!!!! and the only things i need is plain yougurt and the hot pepper. i will get the sauce you mentioned as back up. you know just in case i mess up real bad! i think i will also make saffron rice instead of plain white rice.
mmmmm...garlic naan
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http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/08/t...oor-grill.html

As for chicken makhani (aka butter chicken):
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...la-recipe.html

I really love dal makhani, too.
http://www.tigersandstrawberries.com...i-dal-makhani/

Serious Eats has tons of Indian recipes, including very simple ones from their Beyond Curry column, which was mostly about home cooking.
Ok i was expecting more butter, but that looks so freaking good!!!! and the only things i need is plain yougurt and the hot pepper. i will get the sauce you mentioned as back up. you know just in case i mess up real bad! i think i will also make saffron rice instead of plain white rice.
Originally Posted by thelio
I may have been seen eating a small bowl of just the sauce with naan before
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I've never had this, but looks super easy and sounds amazing!

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HUMINA!!

its seems so easy! I have everything in my kitchen! I'm going to make the tandorri chicken, the butter chicken, saffron rice, and make the naan from stratch. *GULP*

and for desert, what ever the walnut almond stuff is. it looks like yummy candy!! Mmmmm!!!

thank all!
Good luck...let us know how it goes!
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Audrey Hepburn
I made the butter chicken and saffron rice. dinner took forever to make. but it was so good. i was afraid it would be too spicy so i only used half the pepper. it should had used the whole thing. it make even had been able to take two. i forgot to buy the naan so i had to make my own. i think i should had used more garlic, not garlicky enough! i didnt have time to make the cande for desert, but besides that everything was a hit!! everyone loved it. my friend's husband did say it wasnt as good as his mom's but its passable, which is a good thing!! thanks all for so much help! the tandorri we plan to do when it gets warm so we can out it on the grill!
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I like plain naan, and this is my preferred method (though I make flatbreads in a hot skillet since I don't have a grill, and he actually does mention it as an alternative to the grill; a covered wok is also good):

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...an-recipe.html

I like the longer fermentation versus far too many recipes that only go as long as 45-1 hour. There is usually too much yeast and underdeveloped flavor. I also like the hydration, because it should be a fairly wet dough.
If I wanted to make garlic naan I'd ignore common wisdom of adding raw garlic to the dough. Raw garlic in dough just doesn't taste that great or have much effect. More effective is to rub a cut garlic clove all over the surface of hot out of the skillet/oven or off the grill, freshly buttered naan. It also means no raw garlic, which is often a garnish meant to add more garlic flavor, and which a lot of people don't enjoy eating.
Garlic being composed of fat-soluble flavor molecules, you get great flavor just rubbing the garlic on the hot buttered bread, whereas raw garlic in dough is kinda just sitting there.

Try the butter chicken recipe I linked someday and he might find it as good as mom's. Let's face it, though, even when things are objectively better they're never as good as mom's to a lot of people.

Last edited by Saria; 02-19-2013 at 09:35 AM.
The recipe for the naan i used didnt have it rise nearly that long. next time i will use your recipe saria. also, would roasted garlic be a good idea? i love that stuff!

I will most definitly be making more of this, now that i have the hang of it. i will be getting roasted tomatoes so i can try the other recipe.
Roasted garlic is sweet and mellow. It would be tasty, but not at all the flavor you'd be looking for. Really, just rubbing a cut garlic clove all over the surface of the bread is plenty of garlic flavor, and certainly more effective than raw garlic in dough for delivering that garlic flavor punch. And if you like raw garlic (I do, but I know plenty of people who can't abide it and in the case of naan I'd rather not have it on there myself), the raw minced garlic garnish on top.
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