Butter Chicken | How to make Butter Chicken

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By Prasanna Hede
Created on 30th Apr 2016
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  • By Prasanna Hede
    Created on 30th Apr 2016

About Butter Chicken

Creamy butter chicken at home!

Butter Chicken is delicious and authentic dish. Butter Chicken by Prasanna Hede is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Butter Chicken is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 30 minutes and it takes 10 minutes to cook it properly. Butter Chicken is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Butter Chicken. Butter Chicken is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Butter Chicken is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Butter Chicken at your home.

  • Prep Time30mins
  • Cook Time10mins
  • Serves4People
Butter Chicken

Ingredients to make Butter Chicken

  • 250 gms Chicken, washed, cleaned, skinless, bonless or with bone (I used chicken pieces with bone)
  • For marination:
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Tandoori Masala Powder
  • Salt as per need
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • A pinch of Red/Orange Food color
  • For the 1st Masala:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 medium sized onion,sliced
  • 1 medium sized tomato, sliced
  • Handful of cashewnuts
  • 1 teaspoon Kasoori Methi
  • 12 Black Peppercorns
  • 1/4th Cup Milk
  • For the 2nd Masala:
  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 bay leaves, crushed
  • 6 green cardamoms
  • 1/2 mace, blade
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick, 1"
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 petals Star Anise
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • Additional:
  • 2 Sprigs of cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons + more as per your choice (I added a lot) Butter, melted
  • Salt as per need
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4th Cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Kasoori Methi

How to make Butter Chicken

  1. Wash the chicken pieces thoroughly. (I used chicken with bones,you can go for boneless too.) Add all the ingredients mentioned under "For Marination" to a mixing bowl, then add the chicken pieces.
  2. Mix well,so that all the ingredients are coated on to the chicken pieces well. Keep the marinated chicken for 15 minutes. Meanwhile preapre the 1st Masala.
  3. In a heavy bottom pan, add the butter, then add onion, tomato, cashewnuts, kasoori methi and peppercorns. Fry them on a medium flame till the onions are brown and pulpy.
  4. Keep this aside to cool. When cooled grind them with milk to a smooth paste.
  5. In the same pan,add the marinated chicken pieces. Do not add any oil or butter and roast them on a high flame till they are cooked and the outer skin is slightly charred. Make sure you do not burn the chicken pieces. (You can do this step using an oven as well)
  6. When done,take all the pieces on a plate and let them cool. Now, prepare the 2nd Masala.
  7. In the same pan, add butter and add all ingredients mentioned under the 2nd Masala. Fry them on low flame till they are fragrant. Let the masala cool.
  8. When cooled, grind to a smooth paste by adding a little water. Now, shred the chicken pieces. You can retain the bones in the gravy or discard them.
  9. In the same pan, add butter(here I have added 2 tablespoons). To this add chopped cilantro, fry for a minute, then add the 1st masala.
  10. Fry the masala for 1/2 a minute then add another tablespoon butter. Again fry this for 1/2 minute. When the oil starts separating, add the 2nd masala.
  11. Add salt and sugar. Mix it once and add the shredded chicken.
  12. Add milk or water as per choice to make gravy. (I used 1/4th cup milk.) Here I added another tablespoon butter(optional). Mix once.
  13. Add kasoori methi. Mix once. Do not cook this for long. Let it cook for about a minute and turn off the gas.
  14. Serve it with Kulcha / Naan/ Roti/Rice.

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Nitin Singh3 months ago
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Arti Singha year ago
looking awsome.. butter chicken is one of my favorite dish.. I'll surely try this..
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Vetri Vela year ago
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Shipra Saxena2 years ago
Amazing butter chicken dish :D
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