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Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
45 Mins
4-5 People



This is a classic chicken dish and enjoyed best when served hot. You can also garnish it with cream and green chillies just before serving.


For marination:

In a mixing bowl, put raw chicken pieces and add salt, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and lemon juice. Mix well.

Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes.

Now add curd to the refrigerated mix. Followed by salt, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, garam masala, kasuri methi and mustard oil. Mix well and refrigerate again for an hour.

Roast the marinated chicken in an oven for about 30 minutes until it is three-fourth done.

Prepare the chicken gravy:

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan with butter.

Add cloves, cinnamon stick, mace and cardamom. Saute and then add chopped tomatoes, garlic and ginger. Mix well and then grind well.

In another pan, heat another two cubes of butter, along with ginger garlic paste.

Add the tomato puree made from the mixture. Now add red chilli powder, kasuri methi, honey and finally the roasted chicken pieces. Let it simmer.

Add green chilli, cardamom powder and cream. Mix well.

Serve with a teaspoon of cream over.