Back in the 1800's, most Maori's ate a simple diet. They ate foods that they could catch in water like Fish and for planting Kumara. My favorite food is butter chicken because I love the creamy taste in the soup and the soft chicken.
If you are wondering on how to cook Creamy butter chicken here is the simple recipe.
Place yogurt, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, garam marsala and chilli powder in a glass or ceramic dish. Add chicken. Stir to coat. Cover. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Heat oil and butter in a heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add chicken mixture to pan. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until chicken just starts to change colour. Add tomato puree and stock. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until chicken is tender and mixture has thickened slightly.
Stir in cream. Simmer for a further 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve with steamed rice and coriander leaves.