Takeaway food can be great but if you're counting the pennies or in a rural area with no convenient takeaway nearby, try a "fakeaway"! You can cook your own versions of take-out meals that are just as delicious and usually healthier. Here's an easy recipe for Butter Chicken. Look below for recipe books that contain all your favourite meals.
500g skinless boneless chicken thighs
For the marinade
1 lemon, juiced
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp paprika
1-2 tsp hot chilli powder
200g natural yogurt
For the curry
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsp ground fenugreek
3 tbsp tomato purée
300ml chicken stock
1 In a medium bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients with some seasoning. Chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces and toss with the marinade. Cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight.
2 In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, green chilli, ginger and some seasoning. Fry on a medium heat for 10 mins or until soft.
3 Add the spices with the tomato purée, cook for a further 2 minutes until fragrant, then add the stock and marinated chicken. Cook for 15 minutes.
4. Add any remaining marinade left in the bowl. Simmer for 5 mins, then sprinkle with the toasted almonds.
Serve with rice. Add naan bread, chutney, coriander and lime wedges, if desired.
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