Butter Chicken

    By Prasanna Hede  |  30th Apr 2016  |  
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    Butter Chickenby Prasanna Hede
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    About Butter Chicken Recipe

    Creamy butter chicken at home!

    Butter Chicken, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Butter Chicken is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Butter Chicken has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Prasanna Hede is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Butter Chicken, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Butter Chicken. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Prasanna Hede. The recipe of Butter Chickenis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Butter Chicken is 10 minute. This recipe of Butter Chicken is perfect to serve 4. Butter Chicken is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

    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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