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

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

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

Chop the tomato.

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

Step 4: Saute

Melt butter. Saute garlic, ginger and onion.

Step 5: Masala

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

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

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

Garnish with coriander leaf/ curry leaf.

Serve immediately with rice.

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

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    15 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

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



    4 years ago

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

    1 reply

    4 years ago

    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...

    3 replies