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Butter Chicken

Pranav Shah
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Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Butter Chicken RECIPE

One of the favourite dishes for North Indians

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • North Indian
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. boneless chicken 1 Kg
  2. butter 500 grams
  3. 2 tbsp oil
  4. onion paste 2 tsp
  5. onions 2 (chopped)
  6. garlic paste 1 tsp
  7. ginger paste 1 tsp
  8. red chillies 4-6
  9. mace powder 1 tsp
  10. red chilli powder 1 tsp
  11. coriander powder 1 tsp
  12. yoghurt 1/2 cup
  13. tomatoes 5-6
  14. crushed kasoori methi 1.5 tsp
  15. coriander seeds 2 tsp
  16. 2 black cardamom
  17. 3 green cardamom
  18. 2 bay leaves
  19. 2 cinnamon (crushed)
  20. 3tbsp fresh cream
  21. salt to taste
  22. green chillies 4 to 5 (slit)


  1. In a large bowl, mix the yoghurt, onion paste, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, sugar, salt, green and black cardamoms, mace powder. Add the raw chicken. Marinate overnight.
  2. Roast the marinated chicken in a tandoor or an oven till its 3/4th done.
  3. Heat butter with dalda in a pan. Add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, red chillies and crushed coriander seeds. Sauté for half minute.
  4. Add a bit of onion, red chilli powder, coriander powder and tomatoes. Sauté for 5 minutes. Puree the mixture in a blender.
  5. Heat the remaining butter in a pan. Add the pureed mixture and bring it to boil. Add the marinated chicken, salt and fresh cream and mix well.
  6. Add water to the mixture to make sure the consistency is not too thick.
  7. Add sliced green chillies, crushed fenugreek leaves .Simmer it for few minutes. Bring it to a full boil
  8. Garnish it with coriander leaves and cream topped up, serve it with naan or rice.

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Om Vasant Tatpuje
Om Vasant Tatpuje   Nov-27-2016

It's very nice

Aparna Pandey
Aparna Pandey   Oct-30-2016

Sounds delicious!

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