Street Food - Butter Chicken

June 08, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Street Food - Butter Chicken

Also Known As:
Butter Chicken, Murgh Makhani, Murg Makhani



Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $3 - $18



Description:
Butter Chicken is thought to have be invented in Delhi, North India, by a Punjabi chef. It traditionally consists of chunks of pre-marinated chicken, usually Tandoori Chicken, in a smooth, mild curry.


The deboned chicken in Butter Chicken is first marinated with a mixture of plain yoghurt and tandoori masala, then roasted in a tandoor oven.

Some variations grill or pan-fry the chicken instead.

The curry for Butter Chicken is made with melted butter, salt, onions, garlic, powdered cumin, cloves, chili, powdered turmeric, cinnamon sticks, powdered coriander, ginger, pepper, fenugreek leaves, tomato puree and fresh cream.

Some hawkers may also add cardamom seeds, bay leaves, sugar, chicken stock, cashew paste or almond paste.

The pre-marinated chicken and curry are combined, and cooked until done. A good Butter Chicken will have a smooth, buttery, mild curry, which complements rather than overwhelms or disguises the chicken meat. The chicken should have a hint of smokiness, while being slighly chewey, without being overly spiced or dry.

Butter Chicken is often served accompanied by Indian breads or rice.


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Butter Chicken is a very popular dish in Singapore, hence, many North Indian stalls have this dish on their menu. Some consider this as a 'litmus test' of sorts for the standard of a North Indian stall.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Butter Chicken in Singapore.


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Al-Ameen Eating House
@ 3 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ Trade Hub 21 8 Boon Lay Way #01-27
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ 484 Changi Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ Bamboo Grove Park 5 Chu Lin Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ The Woodgrove 30 Woodlands Avenue 1 #01-10
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily



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The Banana Leaf Apolo
@ 56 Race Course Road
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 10.30pm Daily

@ 48 Serangoon Road #01-32
Opening Hours: 7am - 10.30pm Daily



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Daawat Tandoori Restaurant
@ Yew Lian Park 207 Upper Thomson Road
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm Daily



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