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No-Butter Butter Chicken Recipe

No-Butter Butter Chicken
How to make No-Butter Butter Chicken

The No-butter Butter chicken is ideally fit for people looking for low fat alternatives to their favourite dishes, but the recipe is so simple and delicious that we don’t mind entirely shifting to this version Butter Chicken as well. Try it out!

  • Total Cook Time 15 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Medium

Ingredients of No-Butter Butter Chicken

  • 500 gms Boneless chicken chunks
  • 8-10 Almonds soaked and blanched
  • 1/2 cup Chopped onions
  • 2 Tomatoes cubed
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Dhaniya powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp Curd
  • 2-3 Bay Leaf
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 3 Cardamom
  • One medium cinnamon stick
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of kasuri methi

How to Make No-Butter Butter Chicken

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In a bowl add chicken pieces, curd, half of the ginger garlic paste, half of the red chilli powder, half of the dhaniya powder, some haldi and some salt.
Let this marinate for at least 30 mins or an hour.
Soak almonds for 30 mins in boiling water and blanch the skin and prepare a fine paste out of it.
In a pan add almost 2 tsp. oil and the whole spices, ginger garlic paste, onions and tomato. Slightly sauté these until the onions are translucent.
Let this cool before grinding it to a smooth paste. Strain the paste for creamier gravy.
Now in the same pan where you fried the onions, slightly fry the chicken pieces until they are golden brown from all sides .
Now add the grinder gravy to this, add red chilli powder, dhaniya powder, haldi powder and salt to taste.
Cook until the tomato gravy changes colour and becomes slightly red.
Now add the almond paste and mix well.
In the last 5 minutes, add kasuri methi, garam masala, mix once and take off from heat. Garnish and serve with a hot plate of rice or soft rotis.
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