This is going to be a very short post. My head’s not being supportive today, but I do want to make sure I get a GMT post out on Tuesday.
Today’s GMT is not really indian but more fusion food. Its amazing how we Indians have “indianized” almost all cuisines possibles and I have to say while I cringe on americanization of Indian cuisine I do love indian flavors in some of my favorite cuisines- Indian chinese FTW! Today I am Indianizing (is that a word?) an italian classic- pizza! Cringe all you want but its so good!
If you remember I have done this before. Remember the chicken tikka pizza from the blog? One of my friends tried it and this is what she had to say. Today I am posting a butter chicken pizza recipe. If you love butter chicken you will love this.
There are a few recipes I got courtesy my mom. One of them is this chicken tikka. Actually its part of the butter chicken (the indian version of chicken tikka masala recipe) that she handed out but now I make it stand alone too when I want a quick dinner for weeknights. Serve it with some pita/paranthas or naan, choose to make this salad or use it as a filling in chicken tikka pasties.
I love chicken tikka. I love tandoori chicken too, but when I don’t want to deal with bones, chicken tikka is the way I go. This makes a great appetizer to make for get togethers, plus leftovers are always used to make rolls the next day.
For the rolls, I half cook paranthas and break an egg on it, slather some mint chutney, ranch (or you could use mayo), some ketchup, sauteed onions and bell peppers and add the chicken tikkas. Yum! The only problem of writing a food blog is when you start writing about a particular recipe, you feel like eating that dish. I feel like eating chicken tikka wraps now. But today is Tuesday and V does not eat meat. Well…Marriage!
Being a Sikh, I love my butter chicken and dal makhani. No party is complete without these two and more often than not there is somebody at a table who will definitely order these two dishes for everyone to share. If somebody is vegetarian then instead of butter chicken (or with an order of butter chicken), paneer makhani is ordered.
Paneer makhani is basically the vegetarian version of butter chicken. Its the same gravy but the chicken is replaced with paneer- Indian cottage cheese. While I love butter chicken and have a great recipe for it here, I would never turn down a plate of paneer makhani. Pair it with some garlic naan and I am a happy sardarni.
While I am typing this post I realize I call butter chicken with its english name and paneer makhani in Hindi. I don’t know why but that’s just how it is.