Butter chicken

Butter chicken

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Difficulty

Medium 👍

Preparation

60 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
375 g
chicken breasts
125 ml
yogurt (for marinating)
1 tbsp
butter (soft, for marinating)
½ tbsp
lime juice
¾ tsp
ginger garlic paste
½ tsp
chili powder
tsp
ground turmeric (ground, for marinating)
¼ tsp
garam masala (for marinating)
tsp
salt (for marinating)
½ tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tbsp
butter (soft)
tomatoes
¾ tbsp
tomato purée (passata)
½ tsp
onion seeds
2
cloves
2
cardamom pods
½
cinnamon stick
¼ tsp
black peppercorn
¾ tsp
ginger garlic paste
½
dried chili
½ tsp
ground turmeric (ground)
½
chili powder
½ tsp
fenugreek leaf
¾ tsp
honey
62½ ml
cream
salt

Utensils

kitchen towel, bowl, skewer, grill pan, frying pan, blender

  • Step 1/6

    • 375 g chicken breasts
    • 125 ml yogurt (for marinating)
    • 1 tbsp butter (soft, for marinating)
    • ½ tbsp lime juice
    • ¾ tsp ginger garlic paste
    • ½ tsp chili powder
    • tsp ground turmeric (ground, for marinating)
    • ¼ tsp garam masala (for marinating)
    • tsp salt (for marinating)
    • kitchen towel
    • bowl

    Hang the yoghurt in a muslin cloth for 10 minutes and then toss it in the bowl. Add the butter, lime juice, ginger garlic paste, kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Mix this spices in a bowl and toss the chicken cubes in it, mix well and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight.

  • Step 2/6

    • 1 tbsp butter (soft)
    • skewer
    • grill pan

    String the chicken cubes on skewers and cook on a griddle pan till it’s cooked. Now baste the chicken with butter and cook for 2 more minutes, and keep it aside.

  • Step 3/6

    • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
    • ½ tsp onion seeds
    • 2 cloves
    • 2 cardamom pods
    • ½ cinnamon stick
    • ¼ tsp black peppercorn
    • ½ dried chili
    • frying pan

    To prepare the gravy, heat the oil and butter in a pan and add the dry red chilli, onion seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and black pepper, sauté for 2 minutes.

  • Step 4/6

    • tomatoes
    • ¾ tbsp tomato purée (passata)
    • ¾ tsp ginger garlic paste
    • ½ tsp fenugreek leaf
    • salt
    • ½ chili powder
    • ¾ tsp honey
    • ½ tsp ground turmeric (ground)

    Then add ginger and garlic paste, cook for 2 minutes, add the tomatoes and tomato puree, turmeric powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, kasuri methi, honey, and salt.

  • Step 5/6

    • blender

    Add a ⅓ cup of water bring it to a boil and then simmer for 10-15 minutes, cool the gravy and blend in the mixer till smooth.

  • Step 6/6

    • 62½ ml cream

    Heat the gravy in a pan, once hot add the chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes till the chicken is warm. Now add the fresh cream and mix well and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Butter chicken

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