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Tandoori & Butter Chicken Bäco


Time travel with me for a moment, back to October 25, 2014. Picture a novice food blogger: me, armed with a Canon DSLR and a passion for flavors, whipping up what I now call the Butter Chicken Bäco. Back then, my kitchen was my lab, and Facebook was my stage where I shared my culinary experiments, eagerly awaiting likes and comments.


2014...


That Bäco sandwich? It was a bit too hearty, a little too rustic, and my plating was, well, let's just say I was learning. Looking at those snapshots now, I'm amazed by the journey, from those humble beginnings to the food stories I tell today.


Butter Chicken Bäco...


This Butter Chicken Bäco, which has become a beloved staple in my home, carries with it a tinge of 'what could have been.' Bäco Mercat in L.A., the beacon of sandwich innovation, was on my 'must-visit' list, but as fate would have it, the pandemic had other plans, leading to its unfortunate closure.


While I may not have savored their creations in person, this recipe is my tribute, my version of the Bäco that I hope does the original justice, even if it's just within the walls of my own kitchen.


Tandoori Chicken Bäco...


And because I love a good foodie connection, I decided to throw a Tandoori twist into the mix. After all, Butter Chicken's roots are intertwined with Tandoori Chicken, so why not celebrate both in one go? It's hard to pick a favorite—they both sit proudly in my top 5 sandwiches. So, ready to try it out? Let’s dig in.


 

Ingredients:

(Make 4 sandwiches)

  • Raita:

  • Greek Yogurt, 3 TBSP

  • Cucumber Deseeded Finely Diced, 1/2

  • Tomato Deseeded Finely Diced, 1

  • Sea Salt, Pinch

  • Black Pepper, Pinch

  • Butter Chicken Bäco Sandwich:

  • Bäco Sandwich Homemade, 2 Dough Balls

  • Butter Chicken Homemade, 4 Pieces

  • Fresh Coriander Coarsely Chopped, A Handful

  • Tandoori Chicken Bäco Sandwich:

  • Greek Yogurt, 3 TBSP

  • Fresh Coriander Coarsely Chopped, A Handful

  • Sea Salt, Pinch

  • Black Pepper, Pinch

  • Coriander Chutney Homemade, For Spreading

  • Tandoori Chicken Homemade, 2 Pieces

  • Bäco Sandwich Homemade, 2 Dough Balls

 

Equipment:

  • Griddle

 

Directions:

  1. Please visit my "Bäco Mercat Flatbread Sandwich Dough" page for the recipe.

  2. Please visit my "Tandoori Chicken" page for the tandoori chicken and coriander chutney recipes.

  3. Please visit my "Murgh Makhani | Butter Chicken" page for the recipe.

  4. Prepare raita.

  5. In a bowl, add all the ingredients.

  6. Toss to combine well.

  7. Cover with cling film and let rest in the fridge until ready to use.

  8. *It can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.*

  9. Assemble the butter chicken sandwich.

  10. After the sandwich dough has been divided, shaped and rolled, place it on a greased griddle over medium heat.

  11. Grill until lightly charred on both sides.

  12. Spread raita evenly on 1 half of the sandwich.

  13. Add the butter chicken with some of the sauce to the other half.

  14. Garnish with some coriander.

  15. Close to finish the Bäco sandwich.

  16. Repeat the steps for the remaining sandwiches.

  17. Serve immediately.

  18. Assemble the tandoori sandwich.

  19. After the sandwich dough has been divided, shaped and rolled, place it on a greased griddle over medium heat.

  20. Grill until lightly charred on both sides.

  21. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, coriander, salt and pepper.

  22. Spread coriander chutney evenly on 1 half of the sandwich.

  23. Add the tandoori chicken to the other half.

  24. Spoon some of that yogurt mixture over the top.

  25. Close to finish the Bäco sandwich.

  26. Repeat the steps for the remaining sandwiches.

  27. Serve immediately.


Both are equally yummilicious...


Mama Mia...

 

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