Indian Murgh Makhani/Butter Chicken

Cue the Bollywood music and don your brightest sari, kiddies – we’re headed to one of my most favorite culinary locales for today’s post!  I can hardly go a month without desiring that wonderful tummy-warming spicy garlicky deliciousness, filling every fiber of my being with the need to feed untillll… I go broke.  Ordering any kind of food, but ESPECIALLY Indian food, is NOT cheap; especially if you like to mix all sorts of different flavors together when you order.  And if you have an obsession bordering on psychotic for garlic naan.  So what’s the solution?

I had tried cooking my favorite dish, murgh makhani (or butter chicken for the lingually challenged) before and it did not turn out AT ALL like I wanted, or like it should have.  I chalked it up to my lack of a tandoor/clay oven, although after a quick search on Amazon I just realized this thing is not very expensive:

Well, there goes more of my paycheck.

Anyway, it IS possible to get that delicious flavor without a clay oven.  The trick was concocting the right recipe with the best flavor profile.  Not to toot my own horn, but I think this recipe is pretty damn bomb.  Toot, toot.

Niagara falls in my mouth

Niagara falls in my mouth

Murgh Makhani!
serves 4 hungry hippos

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Hearty Chicken & Gravy

Well it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted something, hasn’t it?  I’ve been SUPER busy with moving my life back from Wisconsin to sunny Ft. Lauderdale, home sweet home.  I’m almost all unpacked and Jasper, my cat, seems to be settling in nicely.

he leads a very hard life

Anyway, now that I’m mostly settled, I think it’s about time for some delicious food blogging.  Today I’m going to write about one of my favorite comfort food meals – perfect for a wintery day or when you really want to feel stuffed at the end of the night.  EVERYONE I have tested this out on loves it – I’m sure you will too!

my mouth is already watering…

Hearty Chicken & Gravy!
serves 4

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