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Butter Chicken recipe

Butter Chicken

by @afsheenmushtaq
Prep Time
20min
Cook Time
40min
Total Time
1hr
PakistaniLunchDinnerMain CourseNut-FreeNon-Vegetarian

A rich and creamy dish made with marinated chicken cooked in a spiced tomato and cashew gravy.

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 1 bowl)

For the chicken

  • 300g
    Chicken breast boneless
  • 1tbsp
    Ginger garlic paste
  • 1tbsp
    Red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to pan fry

For the gravy

  • 500g
    Tomatoes, roughly slit
  • 100g
    Onions, roughly cut
  • 1tbsp
    Garlic paste
  • 50g
    Cashew
  • 1tsp
    Kasoori methi
  • 1/2tsp
    Garam masala
  • 4tbsp
    Sugar
  • 2tbsp
    Kashmiri chili powder
  • 5tbsp
    Butter
  • 3tbsp
    Cream
  • 2tbsp
    Malt vinegar
  • Salt to taste

Method

  1. Marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, and salt. Keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

    Step 1.1: Marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, and salt
  2. In a pan, heat some oil and fry the marinated chicken pieces. Once done, place them into a bowl.

    Step 1.1: In a pan, heat some oil and fry the marinated chicken pieces
  3. In the same pan, add onion, oil, and a spoonful of butter. Once the onions are cooked, add tomatoes and cashew nuts.

    Step 1.1: In the same pan, add onion, oil, and a spoonful of butter
  4. Add some water, garlic paste, salt, malt vinegar, sugar, garam masala, and chili powder. Mix evenly and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.

    Step 1.1: Add some water, garlic paste, salt, malt vinegar, sugar, garam masala, and chili powder
  5. Blend the mixture into a fine puree.

    Step 1.1: Blend the mixture into a fine puree
  6. Strain it back into the same pan, ensuring minimal wastage.

    Step 1.1: Strain it back into the same pan, ensuring minimal wastage
  7. Add butter, cream, chicken, and kasoori methi. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.

    Step 1.1: Add butter, cream, chicken, and kasoori methi
  8. Garnish with cream and kasoori methi.

    Step 1.1: Garnish with cream and kasoori methi

Tips & Tricks

  1. Ensure the chicken is marinated well for better flavor.

  2. Straining the gravy ensures a smooth texture.

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@afsheenmushtaq

I am not a professional chef, but I love cooking.

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