Low Fat Butter Chicken | How to make Low Fat Butter Chicken

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ByDeeba Rajpal
Created on 29th Jul 2015
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  • By Deeba Rajpal
    Created on 29th Jul 2015

About Low Fat Butter Chicken

Here is one dish synonymous with Indian cuisine, a must have culinary experience, a quintessential part of India that charms one and all, it has to be butter chicken. From popping up on practically every wedding menu to every Indian restaurant overseas, it's a firm favourite. There’s something homey and comforting in butter chicken, the curry that put India on the global culinary map.

Low Fat Butter Chicken, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Deeba Rajpal. Low Fat Butter Chicken is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Low Fat Butter Chicken is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Low Fat Butter Chicken by Deeba Rajpal is perfect to serve 5 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Low Fat Butter Chicken.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves5People
Low Fat Butter Chicken

Ingredients to make Low Fat Butter Chicken

  • 200ml Yogurt hung for 30 minutes
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger paste
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic paste
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp Chicken tikka masala {tandoori masala}
  • 1 tsp Mustard oil
  • 500 gms boneless Thigh pieces cut up into 2 pieces"
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp melted Ghee/oil for basting
  • For the gravy /sauce:- 2 tbsp Ghee {or oil}
  • 2 small Onions
  • 1' piece Ginger
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp Coriander/dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika/degi mirch
  • 200ml Tomato puree
  • 1-2 Green chilies chopped fine {deseed to decrease heat}
  • 1 teaspoon dried Fenugreek leaves/kasuri methi
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp roasted Cumin/zeera powder
  • Salt to taste

How to make Low Fat Butter Chicken

  1. In a large bowl combine yogurt, ginger, garlic, salt, oil, tikka masala and lime juice. Check for seasoning and add chicken. Combine well and leave this in fridge for few hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat your oven at 200C. Take a roasting pan and layer the chicken in single layer along with remaining marinade. Roast for 12-15 minutes and turn the pieces over to roast for another 12-15 minutes.
  3. Take the chicken out of the oven and separate pieces and place them in a bowl. Collect the marinade in another bowl.
  4. Grind the onion, ginger & garlic to a smooth paste. Heat clarified butter in a large skillet on medium heat for gravy/sauce. Add onion paste and saute for 5-7 minutes until fragrant, and the oil begins to leave the sides.
  5. Now add the dry masalas, tomato puree and green chilies. Stir well, cover and simmer until the oil leaves sides, 5-7 minutes.
  6. To this add reserved marinade, salt, pepper, fenugreek leaves and chicken. Combine well. Cook covered on low flame for about 10 minutes. Stir in the milk. Taste and adjust seasoning, then sprinkle over zeera powder.
  7. Serve hot with naan, lachcha pudina paratha, tandoori paratha or basmati rice.

Reviews for Low Fat Butter Chicken (8)

Shefali Munjala year ago
yummm..... butter chicken with such few calories... awesome.

Lata Dasa year ago

Reena Andavarapua year ago
Going to try this...

Tahseen Fathimaa year ago

Christine Lamberta year ago

Archana Karodea year ago
very nice

Binny Sharma2 years ago
Hi Deeba, was trying out this chicken recipe but just a couple of queries..onions are mentioned in the ingredients but not in the preparation? Also there is no mention of cream in the ingredient list.Could you please clarify and update the recipe?

Vinitha Naidu2 years ago
There seems to be mismatch between the ingredients listed on the left and those mentioned in the recipe! For example dhania and zeera powder are missing from the preparation notes. Also if you roast the chicken at 400ºC it will get burnt. I think the chef