Saturday, October 31, 2009

ANARKALI BUTTER CHICKEN

Hi All,
Back after a long gap,

Guess What ......I got a an opportunity to taste......dan te dan....ANARKALI BUTTER CHICKEN.

It was a pleasure to receive anarkali butter chicken as part of the selected tasting team in Delhi/NCR.
Opening the packet was a pleasure and I actually felt like royalty when I discovered the very innovative garnish of freshest green coriander and black olives sprinkeled with gold and silver....

I savoured your receipe with homemade lachha paranthas. And with the first bite I was lost in the divine taste of the velvety gravy flavoured with tomatoes,butter and spices .Could also get a hint of saffron with mellow sweetness of honey.The balance of all these ingredients is really tuned to perfection.Not one ingredient overpowered the taste of another...it is like a fine orchestra of different flavors on my palate creating a symphony of that PERFECT BUTTER CHICKEN .The curry is mildly spiced with red,black and green peppers, which makes it appetising and made my palate demand for more after each morsel .

The olives were a pleasant surprise and gelled so well with the gravy and then I thought of Italian Napolitaine sauce and how well the olives go with tomato based sauces....but never thought of them in Indian Butter Chicken.

The chicken pieces are bite sized and succulent.Immediately after the first bite my husband suggested that I should have arranged for some good red wine to compliment such exquisite food.:-)

The only thing I missed was the authentic smokeyness of tandoori chicken.

I just enjoyed the experience and it was a never before meal I had ,but I would like to experience it again...maybe just for some special occasions but definitely again.

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