{Sarabelles Butter Chicken}

I actually can't believe this recipe isn't already here on my blog, I have been making it for years, ever since I took a cooking class at our local indian restaurant which is a tiny little hole in the wall that belongs to a delightful being called Sarabelle.  

In her tiny kitchen she taught me how to cook this amazing meal along with half a dozen others, afterwards we all sat down and ate together and it was magic, I knew I would be making this for years to come and I was right.  

I've cooked this for all of my friends most recently our pal the seedkeeper it is really mild so even the little people love it.  I strongly recommend making the whole meal, it works so well together it really really is worth it, these three dishes are made for each other, this is enough to feed six of your favourite friends, why not have wee dinner party, its fresh and fragrant enough for anytime of the year.

...the curry
1kg chicken boobs,(about 4 large ones)sliced
100g butter
300ml thick cream
2 star anise
3 large ripe tomatoes, diced
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp curry powder (I use Sarabelles blend but any will do)
5 cloves garlic, crushed
2 brown onions, halved and sliced

fresh coriander

Melt the butter in a casserole pot, add the star anise, spices, garlic and onions and saute gently for 10 minutes.  Next add the tomatoes and salt cook for a further 10 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down.

Add the cream plus a small handful of finely chopped coriander, don't put a lid on it from now on or it may split.  Add the chicken and give it a good stir.  Simmer for around 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  Stir through some extra chopped coriander and serve with the salad and rice.

1 telegraph cucumber, julienned
3 carrots, julienned
1 shallot sliced thinly
1 green chilli sliced thinly
handful of fresh coriander
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp salt

Combine all together and that's it ...

...tomato turmeric rice
Cook your rice as you normally do just add a teaspoon of turmeric and one chopped ripe tomato to your rice and water, once the rice is ready drizzle over a heaped tablespoon of melted ghee.


  1. oh honey i can almost smell it! looks divine and i bet it tastes even better...you might have to make it for me on a solo visit...not many butter curries happening in this house ;-( And what a clever friend you have in the seedkeeper...very interesting! xx

  2. had this for tea on monday night!!! amazing. never again will i use a prebought paste. your recipes are amazing. thanks


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