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Butter Chicken


Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken



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Straight from a Punjabi kitchen, butter chicken has been an instant hit through the years. Marinated overnight, the chicken is roasted and cooked in tomato puree, cream and masalas. Enjoy the classic creaminess of the dish with this butter chicken recipe.


  • 700 gms raw chicken


    1 tsp red chilli powder

    1 tsp ginger and garlic paste

    Salt to taste

    1/2 kg curd


    175 gm white butter

    1/2 tsp black cumin seeds

    1/2 kg tomato - pureed

    1/2 tsp sugar

    1 tsp red chilli powder

    Salt to taste

    100 gm fresh cream

    4 sliced green chillies

    1/2 tsp crushed fenugreek leaves


For marinating the chicken:

Mix red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, salt and curd together. Marinade is ready.

Now mix the raw chicken in the marinade and keep it in the refrigerator overnight.

Then roast the marinated chicken in a tandoor or an oven for about 5-10 minutes till it is three-fourth done.

For the chicken gravy:

Heat white butter in pan.

Add black cumin seeds, tomato puree, sugar, red chilli powder and salt. Mix it well.

Now add the prepared chicken, white butter, fresh cream, sliced green chillies and crushed fenugreek leaves.

Cook till chicken is done.

Butter Chicken is ready to eat. Serve hot with rice or naan.

Key Ingredients: chicken, red chilli, ginger, garlic, salt, yogurt, butter, cumin seeds, tomato puree, sugar, cream, green chillies, fenugreek