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I added too much citrus to my butter chicken. I've added honey. Now it's tart and sweet but not delicious. Is it ruined?

asked by @stephjkeogh over 4 years ago
9 answers 2288 views
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hardlikearmour

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added over 4 years ago

I'd try adding some more of the savory seasonings, and maybe a bit more cream and see what happens. There are about a million versions of butter chicken, so you have a lot of latitude.

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drbabs

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added over 4 years ago

Can you dilute the sauce some with chicken broth, white wine, more butter?

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added over 4 years ago

i'm not familiar with butter chicken in general, but if it's a nice level of tart and sweet but needs a little more something, maybe try adding another angle on the flavor: cayenne, oregano, or parlsey would all work with the citrus-honey profile.

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added over 4 years ago

It's a tomato based Indian "curry" with yoghurt/cream. For some reason the recipe I used called for lemon, I should have questioned it, as I've never used it before. I have always added honey, so that was normal. But in the end when I tasted it, it's got a biting lemon flavor. I am so bummed.

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added over 4 years ago

Did more yogurt/cream help?

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hardlikearmour

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added over 4 years ago

don't give up steph... add more cream, and keep tinkering!

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added over 4 years ago

and more of your spices....and tomatoes (are there tomatoes in it?)

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added over 4 years ago

Sorry but its over and done theres no fixing it. Just learn from it.

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added over 4 years ago

oops. i didn't realize you meant *that* butter chicken. i'm sorry it was a bust!