{Recipe} Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is one of the boyfriend's absolute favourite food and he orders it almost everytime he sees it hahahaha

Naturally I want to make this for him! So he can have it anytime he wants :)

A really quick and simple recipe even though the ingredient list seems daunting. You can get all these from any wet markets!

Butter Chicken
adapted from here


500 grams boneless chicken, cut into 1-inch cubes
juice of 1 lemon
salt and red chili powder, to taste
1 cup full fat yogurt
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp garlic
1 1/2 tbs tandoori masala

3 tbs butter
2 cardamoms
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves

4 medium ripe tomatoes, blended
1 tbs tomato paste

1 tsp garam masala
1 tbs honey
1 tbs dried fenugreek leaves
250 ml thick cream

extra butter or coriander to garnish


1. Marinate the chicken cubes in lemon juice, salt, chili powder, yogurt, ginger, garlic and tandoori powder for at least half an hour or overnight (preferred).

2. Preheat the oven to the highest grill setting. Place the chicken on a baking tray closest to the grill and grill for at least 10 minutes on each side or until cooked. Allow the chicken to cook until it JUST starts to char.

3. To prepare the gravy, heat and melt the butter on a skillet/cast iron. Add in cardamoms, cinnamon sticks and cloves.

4. Stir fry for a minute before adding the tomatoes and tomato paste, Let this simmer on low to medium heat, half covered, for about 15-20 minutes. You will notice the gravy thicken and the oil will form a film on top. If the gravy is too thick, you can add a small amount of water. 

5. Add the grilled chicken as well as the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for another 15 minutes before removing from heat.

6. Garnish with butter/coriander/curry leaves.

Best served with naan, but i didn't have any at home so we had it with wholemeal wraps ;) Equally yummy! 

Stamp of approval from him HAHA


  1. Looks delicious and I love how easy to follow the recipes are. Would love to try it out.
    Laxmi Nagar









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