Brisbane’s Best Butter Chicken | Gourmand and Gourmet

Brisbane’s Best Butter Chicken

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What’s butter than straight up chicken? Butter chicken, obvs. Mixing a classically creamy sauce full of Indian herbs and spices with generous pieces of tender chicken is enough to make anyone weak at the knees. I bet the mere thought just made you check the time to see if it’s socially acceptable for a bowlful right now. Well keep calm and curry on, we’ve rounded up some of Brisbane’s best butter chicken dishes that’ll have you trading in your fork for some naan so that you can soak up every last drop of that spicy sauce. It’s Mirchi | Paddington Hello, it’s Mi-rchi. Mirchi’s butter chicken will having you channelling your inner Sally from ‘When Harry Met Sally’ in that completely un-awkward moaning scene that you had to sit through on family movie night. If someone leans over and goes, ‘I’ll have what she’s having,’ respond with ‘you damn well should,’ because that butter chicken is on another level. Paddington Curry House | Paddington If you want to go in the running for friend of the year, bring your mate to Paddington Curry House on a Tuesday for a sneaky two for one deal. For all they know, you paid for both. Go you. Or maybe you’re tempted to tackle the two for one all by yourself? Do it! That’s naan of anyone else’s business. Taj Mahal | New Farm Herbs and spice and all things nice – Taj Mahal will give you whatever your heart desires with whatever level of spice you’re willing to endure. They can keep it mild, or turn the heat all the way up to. Either way, the flavours will tickle your palate the right way. Halims Indian Taj Restaurant | Paddington If you’re nuts about butter chicken (and nuts), get your hands on Halims’ butter chicken. Prepared with cashews and almonds with a hint of fenugreek in the creamiest butter sauce, you’ll fall in love with the dish. We’ll cashew outside Halims, how bow dah? The Paddock Bakery | Burleigh Heads Pie? Pie not! Sometimes you might just feel like a spicy little serving of butter chicken during the day, but not many (if any) of your fave Indian restaurants will be open early enough to tend to your completely understandable craving. Thankfully, The Paddock Bakery takes what your heart desires and transforms it into a flaky, golden pie (yessss). If you’re not in the mood for people or scoffing down your butter chicken in public, you could always stay in and try your hand at making your own. With the help of Sharwood’s easy simmer sauces, you’ll basically have all the hard work done for you without skimping on the flavour. Give our cheat’s butter chicken a crack. Words by Nicole Portacha  Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest tasty tidbits requires a lot of double lattes and espresso martinis, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!