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Butter chicken is a very popular dish in India, which is usually prepared for special occasions. This dish is prepared using lots of butter and gives out a lovely butter flavor. I have prepared this curry using less butter to keep it healthier. Please increase the amount of butter as per your preference. Hope you try this recipe :)

Step 1: Ingredients to Marinate the Chicken

Ingredients required to marinate:

  • Chicken breast - 2
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tbsp total
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

Ingredients required to cook the chicken:

  • Olive Oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 1/2 to 1 tbsp

Step 2: Steps to Marinate and Cook the Chicken

  • Wash the chicken breast and pat dry completely and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Add the chilli powder, ginger garlic paste and salt and massage into the pieces and keep aside for 15 minutes
  • Heat a non-stick pan with olive oil and butter and let the butter melt
  • Add the marinated chicken pieces and ensure all the pieces are in the pan on one layer
  • Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes
  • Remove from pan and place in a bowl until needed

Step 3: Ingredients to Make Butter Chicken

  • Unsalted butter - 2 tbsp (Divided)
  • Cashew nuts - 1.5 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup (chopped fine)
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Dried fenugreek leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cream - 2-3 tbsp
  • Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Red Onion - 1 large (chopped fine)
  • Cooked chicken
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Tomato - 2 large (chopped fine)
  • Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp (I used the ketchup sachet that I got from my takeout, as i could not find my ketchup bottle :(
  • Sugar - 1 tsp(Optional)

Step 4: Indian Butter Chicken Curry

  • In the same pan where we cooked our chicken, add butter and once it melts + cumin seeds
  • Once nice aroma comes, add onion and salt (1/4 tsp) and cook till onions turn translucent
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and cook for 3 minutes
  • Add coriander powder and chilli powder and cook for 1 minute
  • Add dried fenugreek leaves after crushing it between palms and cook for 1 minute. Fenugreek leaves give an awesome and distinctive flavor which makes butter chicken so unique and flavorful. You can get this from any Indian store
  • Add tomato, stir, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes till all the tomato pieces are very soft and mushed up
  • Add tomato ketchup, sugar and cashew pieces and let cook for 2 minutes.
  • Let the mixture cool down and blend to get a fine paste
  • In the same pan add butter and the grinded paste add required salt and cream and let cook for 2 minutes
  • Add the cooked chicken pieces, add water if required to get desired consistency and let cook for 5 minutes
  • Add coriander leaves and switch off the gas
  • For serving place 1 tsp butter on top of the hot butter chicken and place a lemon wedge if desired and serve hot with rice or naan
  • Hope you like it :)
Very good, thanks a lot!
butter chicken is amazing! my favorite indian dish.
<p>:D that looks &quot;and sounds&quot; so good.</p>
Kinda looks like Masala.. whats the traditional name??
<p>The words &quot;Masala&quot; or &quot;curry&quot; can be used interchangeably most of the times...for example &quot;Chicken Tikka Masala&quot; and &quot;Butter Chicken&quot; you will find have same final texture...the dish is traditionally called &quot;Butter Chicken&quot;. You can find this dish in most of the Indian Restaurants in US :)</p>
<p>Oh wow, this sounds awesome! I normally try to be good and swap in coconut milk instead of cream and butter, but I think I need to try your recipe soon :D</p>
<p>Actually I do the same most of the times and honestly I prefer the taste of coconut milk over cream because it gives a slight sweet flavor, creamier texture and healthy too...authentically cream is used in butter chicken though :) </p>
<p>mmmm. curry :D</p>
<p>:)</p>
<p>And now I'm starving and salivating... This sounds amazing I need to make it now!</p>
<p>I hope you do try it...the outcome is very tasty and satisfying :)</p>

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