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Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient

I have a recipe for my Instant Pot that I want to try.

It calls for 3tsp. gram masala.  What is that and where do I find it in the store?

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Re: Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient

@timeless 

 

Marsala is a wine, hit your liquor store!

 

Grocery stores have it on the wine aisle too.

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Re: Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient

@KingstonMom 

 

It says masala, not marsala.  I don't know if it's a typo or not.

Is marsala wine ususally in Indian Butter Chicken? 

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Re: Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient

Look in the spice jar section.  It is a dried spice mixture.

 

If you store has an dedicated section for this food style check there too?

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Re: Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient

It is Garam Masala--a dry spice mixture.

 

Look in spice aisle or international foods section of large supermarket.  If you can't find it there are many recipes online to make your own spice mixture.

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Re: Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient

I use this all the time with Indian food. Consists of ground spices like cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, bay leaf, mace and black pepper. In the spice aisle.
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Re: Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient


@timeless wrote:

@KingstonMom 

 

It says masala, not marsala.  I don't know if it's a typo or not.

Is marsala wine ususally in Indian Butter Chicken? 


@timeless 

 

Sorry! I misread.

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Re: Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient

@lcubedsudbury 

 

My mouth is watering over your description.  Thanks for the info!

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Re: Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient

@PinkyPetunia 

 

I'll fix the name in my cookbook.  I thought "gram" seemed weird.

 

Garam Masala!

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Re: Indian Butter Chicken Ingredient

@timeless  What @PinkyPetunia  said... I typically buy it in the Indian takeout/grocery store.  It comes in smaller packets than the whole jar that the grocery store has.  Also available in Mediterranean grocery spots, at least around here it is.  In major grocery chains I find it under the O Organics brand or the Organic Great Value brand in walmart.

 

LOVE butter chicken...enjoy yours