Butter Sauce for Indian Chicken

  • serves 4
22 Ratings
Butter Sauce for Indian Chicken

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Michael Smith
Courtesy of: Michael Smith Chef at Home

Herbs, Eggs/Dairy, Indian, Side

Directions for: Butter Sauce for Indian Chicken


1 small can whole tomatoes

1 cup 35% heavy whipping cream

2 heaping spoonfuls garum masala

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

2 chili peppers

3 Tbsp grated frozen ginger

1 small bunch fresh cilantro


1 sticks (1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons) of butter


1. Puree the tomatoes, cream, garum masala, lemon zest and juice, chili peppers, ginger, cilantro and salt in a food processor.

2. Melt the butter in a 3-quart saucepan. When it begins to foam, swirl it around until it browns lightly. Stir in the tomato mixture and heat it through. Serve over Tandoori chicken.

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