MDH Butter Chicken spice blend

Has anyone ever used this? Picked it up on a whim the other day at the local Asian market. I think it would be a quick way to get dinner on the table, however the directions are a bit confusing. What do I marinate the chicken in?? Can anyone share their experiences with this blend? I have some methi that needs to be used sooner than later lol! Thank you! Instructions from package are below.

Recipe : Cut 500g chicken pieces and marinate them for half an hour. Mean-while make paste of 100g onions and 120g tomatoes. Also blanch, peel and grind 10 almonds into a fine paste adding ¼ cup water. Alternately cashew nuts or 20g poppy seeds can also be used. In a flat pan heat 50g edible oil and cook chicken pieces & onion paste till light pink for 10 min. Add tomatoes, almonds paste & 15g Butter Chicken masala. Add water. Cook for 15 min. till right consistency. Check seasoning. Serve with 1 tspn. cream poured on top

  • Posted by: Diari
  • December 30, 2020
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Nancy December 31, 2020
Diari - I have used a commercial version of butter chicken sauce (though not this particular spice blend) and it was a big help in making the dish at home. What the instructions left out (or maybe figured everyone reading it knew - not very helpful) is a marinade of yogurt and spices.
Look at linked article and recipe for details.
Use the MDH blend instead of the dry spices in the attached recipe.
Diari January 10, 2021
So helpful!!! Thank you!!! Gonna use the blend tonight for shrimp and paneer makhani!
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