Butter Chicken | How to make Butter Chicken

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ByShruti Dey
Created on 2nd May 2017
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About Butter Chicken

Chicken in buttery smooth gravy.

Butter Chicken, a marvellous creation to spice up your day. Butter Chicken is one dish that no matter how much the stomach might be full, you just can't stop yourself from having a bite. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma absolutely is just mouth-watering. The aroma which arises while cookingButter Chicken is just too tempting. This amazing recipe is provided by Shruti Dey. Be it kids or adults, no one can get away from this delicious dish. How to make Butter Chicken is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, the answer to this question is the simple yet exotic recipe by of Butter Chickenby Shruti Dey. This recipe can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in this recipe just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Butter Chicken is just the appropriate recipe to serve as many as 4. The cooking time for this delicacy is not much. So, the next time you have a get together or a night party at home, don't forget to check and try out this recipe. It's that one delicacy that everyone's definitely going to love it!

  • Prep Time20mins
  • Cook Time25mins
  • Serves4People
Butter Chicken

Ingredients to make Butter Chicken

  • 500 grams boneless chicken cut into small pieces
  • 2-3 medium sized tomatoes chopped
  • 7-8 cashews soaked in hot water and blended into a paste
  • 2 medium sized onions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon chilly powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garam masala
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 10-12 cumin seeds
  • Juice of half a Lime
  • Few leaves Kasoori methi
  • Salf to taste
  • Water

How to make Butter Chicken

  1. This step is to marinate the chicken pieces with pepper powder, chilly powder, salt and juice of lime. Mix well and keep it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes
  2. Heat oil in a pan and then add cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add the ginger garlic paste and a pinch of salt. Saute it. Now add the sliced onions, chopped tomatoes. After a minute add the chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Let it cook for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add water to the pan and simmer for another 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and blend it with a hand blender or a mixer if you want. Blend until it becomes a smooth paste
  4. After it has been blended to a smooth paste we need to get rid of the lumps to get a silky smooth paste. Strain this mixture with the help of a seed. You will notice the only thing left behind is the skin and seeds of the tomato
  5. Now it is time to take the marinated chicken out of the refrigerator. Heat oil in the same pan and fry the chicken pieces well.Keep this aside
  6. Remove excess oil from the pan used to fry the​ chicken and use only a little. Let it heat. Now add the smooth mixture to this pan and let it hear. If the gravy is too thick add a little water as required. Now add the cashew paste, coriander powder and garam masala
  7. Stir and then add the fried chicken pieces and let it simmer for another 3 minutes. Check the seasoning and add salt if required
  8. Transfer this to a bowl and drizzle fresh cream and few crushed leaves of Kasuri methi to garnish. Your butter chicken is done. Enjoy!!
My Tip: Straining the mixture is a better idea to get a smooth restaurant style gravy.

Reviews for Butter Chicken (1)

Geetanjali Khanna3 months ago
Nicely explained!