When I was growing up, our neighbours up the street were Middle Eastern. Every Ramadan season, they would invite our family for an Iftar feast. Most of the dishes they served were not familiar to me, but the one dish that stood out from the rest was the basbousa. It had a subtle sweetness that was not overpowering and was the perfect finish to a meal or as a teatime snack.
The aroma of spices in oil, the tang of chili powder and the smiling face of my friend, Uma; that is what Butter Chicken reminds me of. Ever since I came to Dubai, I have fallen in love with Indian food, all thanks to my friend and neighbour, Uma. I cannot have enough of tandoori chicken, kulchas and kheer. But in my mind, the king of Indian cuisine is Butter Chicken. Continue reading Butter Chicken