Have you ever eaten a dish so good that it was almost unforgettable? For many people in Melbourne, that dish is butter chicken.
Butter chicken is a popular Indian dish that’s hard to describe in words—you have to try it. After being marinated in spices and yoghurt, the chicken is grilled to perfection. The sauce is made up of tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, butter, cream and more spices. It’s served with rice and naan bread for dipping or scooping up some sauce.
Butter chicken is a classic dish enjoyed in India for years. Like many other traditional Indian dishes, it has found its way onto menus across Melbourne as part of the city’s richly diverse culinary scene.
History of Butter Chicken
Delhi, India’s capital city, is believed to have been where butter chicken was first developed. During the 1950s, the restaurant known as Moti Mahal was owned and operated by a man named Kundan Gurjal. Monish Gujral, the grandson of Kundan, said that his grandfather helped develop the Tandoori Chicken. This story also involves the establishment of the famous restaurant known as Moti Mahal. It was during a time when the health of Mokha Singh deteriorated that he sold the business to Gujral.
Businessman KL Gujral knew that the Tandoori Chicken pieces would tend to dry out if they were unsold. He then devised a plan to make a basic sauce consisting of butter, cream, and tomatoes. This would help retain the moisture in the chicken pieces and make them more palatable. Thus, butter chicken has been created.
Since it was first invented, butter chicken has travelled the world. You can find it in Indian restaurants all around the globe.
How Butter Chicken is made
For several hours, chicken is marinated in various spices, including ginger, garlic, lemon juice, Kashmiri red chilli, salt, and garam masala.
The chicken is then cooked in a traditional clay oven, which is grilled or oven-baked. It is served with a mild curry sauce, made with butter and contains ginger, garlic, and tomatoes. The sauce is usually made smooth by simmering the ingredients until it has absorbed most of the water and is sieved to prevent it from sticking to the surface.
Curry leaves, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, and cinnamon leaves are some of the spices that can be used. Cashew paste can also be used as a thickener. Coriander is then added to the mixture to finish it off.
Why Butter Chicken is So Popular in Australia
Curry dishes are a popular food item in many countries. The traditional Indian dishes are made with authentic spices. The exotic flavours of these dishes have helped to create the credibility of Indian food in Australia.
The combination of exotic flavours and the captivating aroma of Indian food makes it so special. While discussing the various Indian dishes, it’s important to explore butter chicken. In Australia, the most popular Indian restaurant dishes are curry.
Traditional Indian dishes have been a popular food item across Australia. Due to the increasing popularity of butter chicken, many restaurants in Melbourne have started incorporating this dish into their menus.
Seeing the large number of people waiting in line to have a taste of Indian food is a common occurrence in Melbourne. Many restaurants in the city are known for their quality Indian food.
Melbourne’s Best Butter Chicken Restaurant
Gaylord Indian Restaurant is the place to go for Melbourne’s most fabulous butter chicken. This restaurant can be found at the historic Grand Hotel, situated in the centre of the Melbourne Central Business District, not far from Southern Cross Station.
The menu at Gaylord is one of the most extensive in all of Melbourne. It includes all your go-to dishes, such as butter chicken and lamb shami kebab, and more affordable alternatives if you’re watching your spending. In addition, they offer a catering service capable of providing food and drink for both private occasions and business meetings.
Tender pieces of chicken are slowly cooked in a sauce made of butter and tomatoes to create our signature butter chicken.
Deliciously exotic and authentic flavours come together in the Indian dishes offered at Gaylord Indian Restaurant. For instance, the ajwani fish tikka consists of salmon marinated in a flavourful mix of green mango and carom seeds and then chargrilled. The slow-cooked goat in spicy gravy known as laal maas is the chef’s special.
Gaylord Indian Restaurant is also known for its halal cuisine and is regarded as the premier halal restaurant in the area.
If you’re looking for delicious Indian food, look no further than Gaylord Indian Restaurant! We are located inside the Grand Hotel Melbourne, 33 Spencer Street, Docklands, VIC. You can reach us at by phone at 03 9620 1286 or email us at email@example.com
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*Please note that our menu items, ingredients, and drinks selections may change occasionally; please use these recommendations as a general guide.