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Creamy Butter Chicken Using Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are delicious buttery flavoured nuts which is generally used in baking, Ice creams and Chocolates. These nuts have lots of health benefits and also available as in the form of Oil, which can used in salads and regular cooking. Apart from cooking, macadamia oil is also useful for healthy skin and hair care. In this recipe, I had used these tasty nuts in the replacement of cashews to give an exotic touch to our regular butter chicken. This gravy goes well with rice, pulao, roti or naan.


Ingredients :
For Marination :
250 gms Boneless Chicken, cut into strips 1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste  1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder  1/4 Tsp Garam Masala  1/2 Tsp Chilli powder  1/4 Cup Fresh cream  Salt to taste 
For Gravy :
2 Onion, chopped  3 Tomatoes, chopped 5 - 6 Macadamia nuts ( It has strong flavour so add accordingly )  1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste  1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder  1 Tsp Chilli powder  1 Elachi  1/2 inch Cinnamon stick  8 Tbsp Butter  Salt to taste  1/4 Cup Fresh cream  1/2 Tsp Dried fenugreek leaves  Fe…

Vankaya Tomato Pachadi / Brinjal Tomato Chutney

Pachadi is one of the popular recipes in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Many years back when we shifted to Telangana, I was confused with the name of Pachadi as in Tamil Nadu we call it as Raita. In Andhra and Telangana, chutney varieties are known as Pachadi and there are wide varieties of pachadi which can also be served with rice. The authentic Andhra Thali has a minimum of two varieties of chutney which is generally served with hot rice and ghee or with Ragi Sankati (Ragi Mudde). To my surprise, I have seen people still using a Mortar and Pestle to prepare Pachadi and even I believe that dishes made out of mortar and pestle enhance the taste and gives a delicious flavor.

My today's recipe is also one variety of Pachadi using Brinjal and Tomato which was given as my secret ingredients in Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge. This month's theme was Andhra Pradesh recipes and I was paired with an excellent blogger and an amazing food photographer Kriti Singhal Agrawal who blogs at…