Homemade Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter Chicken Recipe

The Most highly requested chicken recipe in my house is this delicious butter chicken. It can be eaten with naan, roti or rice. We love it with roti and salad. Due to its calorific content I do not make it too often but once a month is allowed as a treat. So as the name suggests its made with butter and the sauce is then thickened with cream. 

For the ingredients you need: 

For the Chicken

  • Chicken boneless 500 grams cut into cubes
  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons
  • Ginger Paste 1tsp 
  • Garlic Paste 1tsp
  • Chilli Powder 1tsp 
  • Garam Masala Powder 1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1tsp 
  • Cumin Powder 1tsp 
  • Salt 1tsp or to taste  

For the Sauce: 

  • 1 Onion chopped 
  • 50 grams of butter 
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste 1tsp 
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree 
  • cardamom pods 5 to 6, slightly bashed 
  • cinnamon powder 1 tsp 
  • clove powder 1tsp 
  • turmeric powder 1sp 
  • chilli powder half teaspoon 
  • garam masala powder 1tsp 
  • coriander powder 1tsp 
  • cream 300 ml 
  • coriander to garnish 

First Marinate the chicken cubes in the chicken mixture for about 15 minutes. In the mean time preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Put the chicken in the oven for 25 minutes, I put the chicken in skewers and put it in a dish where the skewers are above the pan so that the cubes can bake evenly. Take it out after the time is up and once its cooled, take the skewers away and put it in the plate for the sauce.

Then we make the sauce, saute the onion in butter with the cardamom pods and tomato puree, then add all the spices and mix, till the onion becomes translucent. Then add the cream, once the mixture starts bubbling then add the chicken and stir, its ready to be served. Garnished with coriander. I did not have coriander so I put on dried mint. 

Hope you enjoy this recipe trust me, this dish does not see the light of another day as its so tasty. I hope yours won't either. 

Love and Peace all 
Shireen x

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