Introduction: Paleo Creamy Butter Chicken

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Paleo Contest made me think of Butter Chicken - Paleo Style. I just recently tried this new version with cashew cream and it is so good!

Raw cashews are a very versatile food because they have no flavor before they’re cooked. They impart flavor of the dish they’re put into, which is great for this recipe.

This paleo butter chicken is delicious and authentic. It’s perfect for a weeknight or for a dinner party.

This recipe goes great the flat bread, Rice and Spring Hoppers.

Step 1: Ingredients

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Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 6


250 gm Chicken

½ large onion, finely diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp fresh, finely grated ginger

1 cup tomato puree

1/4 cup cashew crème

½ cup Coconut milk

1 tbsp Butter

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp garam masala (you can find this spice mix in any asian food store)

1/2 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp paprika powder

Salt, or to taste

1/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 bay leaves

Step 2: Soak Cashew

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Soak raw cashews in 1/2 cups boiling water for 30 minutes.

Place the cashews in a blender with soaking water and blend until smooth.

It will be of a creamy texture.

Step 3: Blend

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Chop the tomato.

Blend it in a mixer/ Food Processor till puree'd.

Step 4: Saute

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Melt butter. Saute garlic, ginger and onion.

Step 5: Masala

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Add all the spices.

Add garam masala, ground cumin, paprika powder, Salt, cinnamon powder and freshly ground black pepper.

Saute for 2 minutes.

Step 6: Curry

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Add tomato puree and saute till the raw smell goes.

Add coconut milk and mix well. Ad in the chicken pieces.

Mix well.

Step 7: Creamy

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Cook the chicken on medium heat for 10 minutes with the lid closed.

Check in between the gravy. If it is dry add some milk/water.

At last add the cashew creme. Cook on low heat for 3 minutes.

Step 8: Serve

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Garnish with coriander leaf/ curry leaf.

Serve immediately with rice.

This recipe goes great the flat bread, Rice and Spring Hoppers.


sunshiine (author)2015-05-29

Congrats! This looks so tasty. Hope you have a nice wknd.


Sunglowart (author)2015-05-28

Hey Congrats...I hoped this to be the grand winner.. :)

Passion Make (author)Sunglowart2015-05-29

Thank you so much :) That's so kind of you..

Sunglowart (author)2015-05-24

May i ask you wat kind of coconut cream do you use?

Passion Make (author)Sunglowart2015-05-26

I used thick coconut milk... Thank you for stopping by :)

Sunglowart (author)2015-05-16

Loved your recipe, u have my vote on this

Passion Make (author)Sunglowart2015-05-16

Thank you so much :)

BakeitUp (author)2015-05-10

Yummmm ..

Passion Make (author)BakeitUp2015-05-11


xNIHALx (author)2015-05-02

Making it right now :)

Passion Make (author)xNIHALx2015-05-02

Thank you :)

Montrealindian (author)2015-05-01

Great Recipe! Cashew and poppyseed are very versatile, they are used for centuries in India to make Gravy(like in Butter Chicken, Shahi Paneer) and many more...

Thank you :)

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