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Butter chicken

Mahek Naaz
45 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Butter chicken RECIPE

punjabi food

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Dinner Party
  • Punjabi
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. chicken-500 gm ( boneless small cut)
  2. chopped tomato - 2 ( medium)
  3. onion 2 chopped
  4. chopped ginger- 2 inch
  5. garlic cloves- 5
  6. green chilli- 2
  7. curd-2 tbsp
  8. fresh cream- 2 tbsp
  9. cashew- 13 to 15
  10. butter- 50 gm or 3 tbsp
  11. turmeric powder-1 tsp
  12. kashmiri red chilli powder-1 tsp
  13. coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  14. cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
  15. garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
  16. cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  17. kasuri methi- 1 tsp( dry fenugreek leaves)
  18. cooking oil- 4 tbsp
  19. salt to taste


  1. marination= add curd, 1/2 tsp turmric powder,1/2 kashmiri red chilli powder,salt into the chicken.
  2. Mix it properly and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  3. masala paste- heat a pan, add 1 tbsp of butter 1 spoon oil and let it melt.add cumin seeds and fry it for fewseconds.add ginger garlic.onion, green chilli,and cashews fry it for a minute on low flame.add tomato and fry it on medium flame till it turns little soft ( 2-3) minutes.
  4. chicken fry= turn off the flame and take it out in a blending jar,let it cool down a bit,blend it into thick smooth paste,do not add water.
  5. heat oil in pan add marinated chicken, fry it on medium flame for 10 minutes,keep flipping the sides. take out the fried chicken on keep it aside.
  6. curry preparation= heat butter in a pan,add turmeric powder,red chilli powder,coriender powder,and cumin powder mix it and fry the dry spices for a minute on low flame.
  7. add the blended masala paste, mix it and cover the pan,cook it for a minute on low flame.add a glass of water and stir it,increase the flame to high and let it come to boil.
  8. once the curry starts boiling, add the fried chicken in the curry and gently mix it.add salt to taste and mix it. cover
  9. cover the pan and cook it for 5 minutes on low flame.
  10. add fresh cream and garam masala powder and mix it.cover the pan and cook it on low flame for 2 minutes.
  11. meanwhile, roast the kasuri methi in a pan for 1/2 minutes.rub the roasted kasuri methi on your palm amd sprinkel in to the curry.mix it.
  12. cover and cook it for another minute on low flame.
  13. turn off the flame, garnish with butter and fresh cream.
  14. serve hot with paratha,kulcha,naan

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Reema Garg
Reema Garg   Apr-22-2018

I will surely try this.

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