Butter Chicken | How to make Butter Chicken

By vijay kumar  |  20th Aug 2015  |  
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About Butter Chicken Recipe

You can see these kind of dishes at all the popular restaurants in your city hence I was inspired to make this dish. The Punjabis or Funjabis are well known for their heart-warming nature. Another distinct feature of Punjabi people is their tasty butter chicken recipe. And here at betterbutter.in, you can find the simplest solution on how to make butter chicken at home. In fact, the list goes on and on for the chicken delicacies, you can find in an authentic Punjabi rasoi. Second to the deep fried parathas, chicken can be called the staple of Punjabis. Amongst the lip-smacking chicken delicacies, butter chicken is the most popular one. More popular as Murgh Makhani, this one from the Punjabi kitchen is a favorite among the non-vegetarians all across India. Being a little less spicy, it is a popular choice of the kids. This much loved chicken delicacy is available in almost all types of eatery, be it in dhabas or be it in hotels, you are ought to spot Butter Chicken in the menu. The dhaba version of this dish is a little to the spicy corner while the simple, easy to make, steps by step recipe featured here in betterbutter serves as a brilliant option for your grand homemade dinner menu. The ingredients and instructions for ‘how to make butter chicken’ featured here help you to prepare it at home and serve it in a restaurant style. Being quite an oily chicken delicacy to savour on, Butter Chicken cannot be considered as a healthy food option for heart patients and also for those with borderline cholesterol content. For the health freaks, you can consider this dish high in calories, as a once in a while luncheon food item.

Butter Chicken

Ingredients to make Butter Chicken

  • cardamom powder - ĵ tsp
  • chicken breasts - 2 or 3 (cubed)
  • chilli powder - ½ tsp
  • cinnamon - ĵ tsp
  • Dried fenugreek - handful
  • Dried curry leaves - handful
  • Evaporated milk or cream - ĵ cup
  • Fresh ginger - 1 (3 to 4 inch piece chopped)
  • ginger - 1 large tsp (freshly grated)
  • garlic cloves - 4 or 5 large
  • garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green cardamoms - 8 or 10
  • Ground cloves - ĵ tsp
  • Garam masala powder - ĵ tsp
  • lemon juice - 1 & ½ tsp
  • onion - 1 large (diced)
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • salt - 1 tsp
  • tomato Puree - 1 cup
  • Black pepper powder as per taste
  • sugar - 1 tsp
  • tomato puree - 1 tbsp
  • Vegetable oil as required
  • yogurt - 1 cup

How to make Butter Chicken

  1. In a bowl mix yogurt with garam masala powder, cardamom powder, tomato puree, lemon juice, garlic paste, grated ginger,and paprika.
  2. Pour this marinade mixture over the chicken.Mix well. Cover and place in the fridge for a few hours to marinate.
  3. Place a large pan on a medium flame. In some oil fry the onions till they soften.
  4. Add in chopped garlic and chopped fresh ginger. On a low flame cook for 2- 3 minutes. Add in the tomato puree, curry leaves, Fenugreek leaves, cardamom pods, cinnamon, cloves, sugar, paprika, chilli, salt and black pepper.
  5. Simmer on a low flame for 8-10 minutes stirring frequently. Transfer into a blender and pulse into a paste. Refrigerate.
  6. When cool, strain this paste to remove any seeds. Transfer in a shallow pan on a low flame for about 10 minutes. (Do not let it boil)
  7. Melt butter in a deep dish pan, add in the marinated chicken. Pour in all the yogurt and stir for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. To this sauteed chicken add the warmed up tomato gravy. Simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  9. Keep stirring now and then, check when the chicken is done.
  10. Pour in the cream, stir and continue to cook on low for another 2 minutes.
  11. Serve with hot.

Reviews for Butter Chicken (14)

Anila Afaque2 years ago

Very nice and easy to make receipe......love it

Dimple Oberoi3 years ago

Gud recipe. I made it nd was yummy nd liked by everyone

kavita Ghume3 years ago

Very easy n testy n thanks

Jyoti Salhuria3 years ago

Very tasty

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Parul Kahar3 years ago

Nice one so ezi

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Hena Maitra4 years ago

will try it soon.

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