Thursday, October 15, 2009

Savoury Butter Chicken

I not only love salmon fish but I also heart all kinds of seafood. I know that they are artery clogging but I consume them in moderation and I make sure that I go for brisk walk every evening, the best exercise for the heart and body. I have to keep myself fit and healthy coz my motto in life besides taking care of the Piggies and the other half , is to enjoy the food I cook and bake. I love FOOD….can? Especially homecooked ones :)

I kinda have  this craving for butter shrimps but I have to keep some allowance for seafood this weekend.. for the Piggies are coming back this weekend! In the end I cooked buttered chicken instead :p :O  It turned out yummilicious with the complete aroma of the buttered shrimps!  The crispness of the chicken cubes on the outside and the juiciness of the meat inside , did satiate the craving for butter shrimps after all :)) I use the recipe for butter shrimps, so needless to say we had a wonderful and satisfactory dinner…no complaints from the other half …who would dare to complain after such an appetizing dish for  dinner ? the way…even if it is not up to standard, no one dares to complain , coz the wok will go into retirement then LOL!  Nay, so far so good…so the wok will still have to serve its purpose for a while yet :))))

delicious crispy chicken cubes

 the aroma from all the ingredients sauteed together 
is really saliva inducing

this tasted exactly like the butter shrimps


Savoury Butter Chicken


one big chicken breast – diced into bite-sized cubes
a pinch of sea salt
a dash of white pepper
1 heaped tbsp of corn flour
 1 egg white
a cup of panko brad crumbs/ cornflour
vegetable oil for deep frying
2 sprigs of curry leaves
2 pips of garlic – chopped
2 bird’s eye chilli – deseeded and cut into half
1 tbsp of curry powder
½ tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of butter
1 egg yolk – whisk tog with 1 tbsp of milk


Season the chicken cubes with salt and white pepper for ½ hour. Heat up the wok with the vegetable oil for deep frying under medium heat.  Add in 1 heaped tablespoon of corn flour on the seasoned chicken cubes. When the oil is hot, dip the chicken cubes in the egg white and coat with the panko crumbs/cornflour. Put the coated chicken cubes into the hot oil and deep fry them till crispy brown and cooked. Dish them up and drain off the extrta oil on kitchen paper towels.
Pour the used oil into a mug. Wash the wok clean and reheat the wok under medium heat. Add in the olive oil and butter into the wok. Add in the garlic, curry leaves, chillies, curry powder and sauté  till aromatic. Push aside the sautéed ingredients . Slowly add in the beaten egg yolk mixture and keep stirring it into shreds as it is cooking in the wok. When the eggs are in fine shreds , add in the cooked crispy chicken cubes and coat evenly with the sautéed aromatic ingredients. Dish up and serve hot with rice.




  1. pls take me, elin! i wanna be your piggy!

  2. wow!! I can smell it from my laptop screen. It looks very delicious!

  3. It can be yummy high calories snack, crunchy and delicious!

  4. Elin.
    This is mouthwatering. Your lil piggies are very lucky!
    I will try this soon.


  5. I've just taken my dinner, but right now I'm drooling over your pics. Can even smell it ....esp. the curry leaves. Great momsie!

  6. Great Switch up! I can't wait to make this for my family!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. I'm literally drooling at the sight of this... looks delicious!

  8. these are so mouthwatering, I can just picture myself eating these right now

  9. looks very delicious....yum. The butter sure adds much flavour to this dish

  10. I can imagine the taste and smell of this dish all the way here in US :) I love cooking this dish but I didn't add any curry powder to it. I am going to try this out soon as it look great.

  11. sounds/ looks yummy ^ _ ^ wonder what curry leaves taste like... just like curry power? thank you for the recipe.

  12. @ lululu : Sure, you are welcome :)))

    @ Kitchen Corner : Whoa..your nose real pics make your imagination sharpen :))) it does taste delicious. If I am not on a diet I could have 2 servings of rice :p

    @ Little Inbox : Moderation should be okay :)

    @ Zurin : It is delicious :)) you should try it out. I am sure your family will love it :)

    @ Miranda : haha Miranda, they are! I hope you will love it too :)

    @ No-Frills Recipes : Haha..the curry leaves makes it more aromatic and tasty :)

    @ Tricia : You are welcome, Tricia..hope your family will love it too:))

    @ Nirvana : As good as the picture portrays...yumm

    @ Janice : yup yuppy they are mouthwatering indeed :)

    @ Mary Moh : Yupp, the butter and the curry leaves...what a great combo! :))

    @ ICook4Fun : Gert, you should try a tablespoon of curry powder ...they are great for this dish!

    @ Short & Bald : Hi S&B, thye sound and taste yummy as the pic depicts. The curry leave has a strong aroma. We can't eat them but use them in curries for its strong spicy flavor.

  13. As a Malaysian, this is the kind of food we're always looking for! Can't wait to make these.

  14. My mouth is watering. I absolutely love the way your butter chicken looks. I usually make a different sauce without eggs and with extra heavy cream ;o/

  15. @ My Little Space : Hope you and family like it too :)

    @ Jackie at : :) thanks for dropping by. Do try this out...I am sure you will love it :)

  16. Hi Pigpigscorner :)
    This dish is easy to prepare provided you can get the curry leaves over at your side. Hope you will try this dish out and I am sure you will love it:))

  17. Ah, I heart this! This is reminiscent of butter prawn. I love the aromatic-scent lend by currey leaves!

  18. i have been working with u for century and i didnt know u are such a good cook!!...and u still have a body of 25 years old with those food...!!!

  19. @ Glady Kock : Hey welcome to my blog...yup, it is just as good as butter prawns :)

    @ May Tan : I have been working with u for a century and I never knew you as May :p Welcome to my blog and that little bird must have told u my well guarded secret....heehee u agree I have a body of 25...wishful thinking on my part :p

  20. It's beautiful, very good idea and very nice result, well done and thank you for sharing this

  21. Hello Elin,

    I am not a good cook, so, have some doubts to clarify. Pls pardon me if you find my questions *tupid, k?

    What is 1 heaped tablespoon of corn flour? As in 1 tablespoon flat or with a little peak?

    What is panko brad crumbs/ cornflour? As in combination of 50% bread crumbs and 50% cornflour?




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