Nelson’s vurb editor shares a favourite recipe for Indian butter sauce

A West Coast Indian butter sauce for a Nelson feast.

{vurb} editor Megan Cole shares this week’s recipe:

Living in Vancouver I ate a lot of ethnic food and Indian was one of my favourites. It was hard not to walk over to my neighbourhood Indian restaurant every night for a feast of butter chicken, basmati rice and garlic naan. When I moved to Fernie I discovered quickly that it was slim pickin’s for ethnic food, but luckily my dad sent me a copy of Vancouver Indian food legend Vikram Vij’s cookbooks Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey. Vij’s recipe for butter sauce is one of my favourites and it’s easy, but because I love it so much I’ve made some health conscious choices so I don’t feel as guilty eating it multiple times a month. Enjoy!

What you need:

1/4 cup cooking oil

2 to 3 tbsp crushed garlic (6 to 9 cloves)

1 small can tomato paste

1 tbsp paprika

1 tsp turmeric

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp ground coriander

1 cup yogurt mixed with 1 1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cup water

Heat oil in a medium pot for 1 minute. Add the garlic and saute until it becomes golden brown. It will become slightly sticky but keep stirring. Careful not to let it burn. Add tomato paste and stir well (I find a whisk works well here.) Reduce the heat to low and add paprika, turmeric, salt, cumin, garam masala and coriander. Stir well and saute for four minutes. Stir in water and yoghurt mixture, then turn off heat until you’re ready to serve.

This butter sauce is delicious with sauteed tofu, steamed veggies, cooked chicken and probably pretty much everything.

 

Just Posted

Four-storey development slated for Hall-Front intersection in Nelson

Building will be mixed commercial and residential

Wildflower School to keep its bee hive

City council voted to give the school a bylaw exemption

Nearby wildfire closes Idaho Peak

The popular hiking spot is off limits to the public

Granite Pointe’s GM honoured among world’s top golf teachers

David Belling has been included on a top-100 list

VIDEO: Nelson Leafs prepare for new season with training camp

Forty-seven players hit the ice last weekend

VIDEO: Monday Roundup: Aug. 13, 2018

The Nelson Star’s weekly news roundup

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

Hot, dry conditions forces drought rating to highest level on Vancouver Island

The province says Vancouver Island is under Stage 4 drought conditions

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Darkwoods Conservation is closed to all public road access due to wildfires

Boat access to Tye along the shore of Kootenay Lake is still permitted.

Get involved in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Environmental organization develops app to help with the nationwide count

Most Read