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Tasty Butter Chicken

Updated on December 2, 2015

Butter Chicken

2.3 stars from 3 ratings of Spicy Butter Chicken

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 850 gms Chicken breast
  • 3 spoons ginger garlic paste
  • 3 spoons red chili powder
  • 3 spoons coriander powder
  • 4 spoons salt
  • 6 green chili
  • 1 spoon cumin seeds
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 1 and a half tomato
  • 1 spoon kasuri methi or dry fenu greek leaves
  • 1/2 cube butter
  • 1 and a half spoon cream
  • 1/2 spoon sugar
  • 1/4 spoon orange food colour powder
  • 4 spoons canola oil
  • half a spoon orange food color

Ingrediants

Swad food color

  • Take about half a spoon of Swad orange food color.
  • Add around 6 spoons of water. Allow the powdered food color to dissolve in water.

Swad food color
Swad food color

Instructions on how to marinate chicken breast pieces.

  • Add one and half spoon of ginger garlic paste, 1 spoon of red chili powder, 1 spoon of salt and 1 spoon of coriander powder to the finely cut chicken breast pieces.

ginger garlic paste
ginger garlic paste
red chili powder
red chili powder
salt
salt
coriander powder
coriander powder

Instructions on cooking the marinated chicken pieces.

  • In a wok, add about 3 spoons of canola oil. Add the marinated chicken breast pieces (cover the wok while cooking the chicken pieces). Cook for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes remove the chicken pieces and place them on a plate.

Add chicken pieces to the heated oil in the wok.
Add chicken pieces to the heated oil in the wok.
This is how the chicken pieces look after being cooked in a closed wok for about 10 minutes.
This is how the chicken pieces look after being cooked in a closed wok for about 10 minutes.

Instructions on how to make the flavored tomato sauce (this should be cooked under medium heat throughout) .

  1. Add cumin seeds to the leftover oil and water from the chicken pieces in the wok.Cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add onions. Cook for about 10 minutes (cover the wok when cooking the onions). Wait until the onions turn transparent.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste. Cook for about 5 minutes until the raw flavor is gone (cover the wok while cooking).
  4. Add cashew nuts, green chili, red chili powder, coriander powder and kasuri methi( dry fenu greek leaves) in quick succession. Cook for about 12 minutes (cover the wok while cooking).
  5. Add tomoto pieces. Cook for 15 minutes (cover the wok when cooking).
  6. Allow the contents in the wok to cool. After the contents in the wok cool, put them in a blender to make a fine paste. Keep the paste aside in a separate bowl.

Step 1

There is leftover oil and water from the chicken pieces in the wok.
There is leftover oil and water from the chicken pieces in the wok.
Add cumin seeds.
Add cumin seeds.

Step 2

Add onions.
Add onions.

Step 3

Add ginger garlic paste.
Add ginger garlic paste.

Step 4

 Add cashew nuts, green chili, red chili powder, coriander powder and kasuri methi.
Add cashew nuts, green chili, red chili powder, coriander powder and kasuri methi.

Step 5

Add tomatoes.
Add tomatoes.

Instructions on how to make butter chicken (this should be cooked under medium heat throughout).

  1. Add half a block of unsalted butter to the wok and wait until the butter melts.
  2. Add the tomato paste to the wok. To dilute the tomato paste add water. Cook for about 3 minutes (cover the wok when cooking).
  3. Add the required amount of salt if necessary. Also add one and a half spoon of whip cream.
  4. Add the color and half a spoon of sugar to the diluted tomato sauce.
  5. Add the chicken. Cook for about 20 minutes (cover the wok when cooking).
  6. Add one and a half spoon of garam masala. Throughly mix the contents of the wok. Cook for about 7 to 8 minutes (cover the wok when cooking).

Step 1

Add butter.
Add butter.

Step 2

Add tomato paste.
Add tomato paste.
Add water to dilute the tomato paste.
Add water to dilute the tomato paste.

Step 4

Add food color and sugar.
Add food color and sugar.

Step 5

Add the cooked chicken breast pieces to the tomato sauce.
Add the cooked chicken breast pieces to the tomato sauce.

Step 6

Add garam masala.
Add garam masala.

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