Butter Chicken | How to make Butter Chicken

By Affaf Ali  |  15th Oct 2015  |  
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About Butter Chicken Recipe

Who doesn't like Butter Chicken and hot parathas?? Creamy, buttery and tangy smooth gravy with the aromas of grilled tandoori chicken - Total bliss.... Finally I was successful in preparing this yummy dish. One of the most popular and famous dishes that has marked it's presence in national and international cuisines.

Butter Chicken

Ingredients to make Butter Chicken

  • Tandoori chicken - 200grams (shredded )
  • onion - 1 large
  • tomatoes - 4 (400gms)
  • almonds - 15
  • Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) - 2 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilly powder - 1/2 - 1 tsp
  • ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • cumin powder - 1/4th tsp
  • coriander powder - 1/4th tsp
  • Home made garam masala - 1/8th tsp
  • butter /oil - as required
  • salt - according to taste

How to make Butter Chicken

  1. For home made garam masala: Dry roast and then grind 4 tsp cumin seeds, 4 tsp coriander seeds, 2 tsp full black pepper, 6 cloves, 2 inch cinnamon stick, 4 cardmom - 4, 2 tsp fennel seeds, 2 star aniseed and 2 red chillies.
  2. Soak the almonds, peel and grind to soft paste using 2 tsp yogurt.
  3. Heat butter in a cooking vessel, add onion slices and fry till it is light golden colour then add ginger garlic paste. Saute.
  4. Add tomato cubes and fry till it leaves oil on sides of vessel. Once the onion and tomato cools down, grind to fine paste.
  5. Add some more oil/ butter to the same vessel and fry onion - tomato puree on medium flame for few minutes.
  6. Add spices, almond paste and kasuri methi. Fry for a minute. Add half glass water and cook to desired consistency.
  7. Separate the chicken from bones. Shred the meat and add to the gravy. Cook for a minute. Garnish with fresh cream (optional). Serve hot with rotis, paratha or phulkas.

Reviews for Butter Chicken (6)

roshan shaw3 years ago


Piyali Dey4 years ago


Arjuman Sultana Baig4 years ago

Very very nice

Neelam Almeida4 years ago


Roli Singh4 years ago


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