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Yummy Butter Chicken

Updated on March 28, 2016

Butter Chicken

4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Whenever my mother makes butter chicken it is fully consumed.She is always satisfied and happy after cooking it.Her reaction is-it was worth cooking.My mother does not cook alone,I help her throughout the making.The aroma and flavour of butter chicken is unique in itself.It has a long lasting aroma and flavour.It is delectable.It is very light in taste and creamy.Even the last bits left on finger or spoon leave a lasting impression on mind.It is good with kids as they like it.It is one of their favourites as it is light in taste.It is nutritous for them.


Firstly marinade the chicken in curd,ginger paste,garlic paste,red chilli powder and salt.These pastes are readily available in no need to fret.Butter chicken is prepared in tomato gravy.Buy some tomato puree.The amount of tomato puree should be the same as the weight of the chicken.Prepare cashew paste after having soaked it in water for at least half an hour.Prepare a paste of five green cardamoms,a few cloves,cinnamon sticks,ginger garlic.Mix the two and strain it.Put the degchi on the fire,heat oil,add red chilli,salt and garam masala.Add the cashew paste.Add the puree and bring the preparation to a boil.Pour some whipped cream for glazing.


Make three slashes each on the breast and thighs,and two on the drumstick.Cover and marinade for half hour in ginger garlic paste,red chilli paste,lemon juice,curd,and half of all the dry masala powder.Meanwhile cook tomatoes with green chilli for 30 minutes.Pass this mixture through a blender and cook for 30 minutes,till it forms a smooth puree.


Skew marinated chicken and cook for 10 minutes till half done.Remove and cut into 8 standard pieces.In a frying pan,add butter to the half cooked chicken,along with salt,pepper,cream,garam masala,kasoori methi,khoya and sugar.Cook till the chicken is done.Garnishing is important as it makes the chicken more delightful.It is an appetizer.In garnishing use cream and coriander and serve.


Health Benefits-


1. Ginger is very effective in giving Gastrointestinal relief.

2. During pregnancy it gives relief in Nausea and Vomiting.

3. Ginger contains Antiinflammatory compounds called as gingerols.

4. Fresh ginger helps in arthritis related problems.

5. Gingerols are responsible for its distinctive flavour and are their main active

components.They inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells.

6. Ginger extracts show antioxidant,anti tumor and antiinflamatory effect on cells.

Exposure to ginger extract causes cell death in ovarian cancer cells.

7. Ginger gives warming on a cold day.It helps promote healthy sweating,which proves helpful

during cold and flus.It has immune boosting action.


1.Garlic is antibacterial and antiviral.They help control bacterial,viral,worm infection.Fresh

garlic helps prevent food poisoning by killing bacteria like E.coli,Salmonella enteritidis.

2.Ajoene is a chemical found in garlic.It helps in the tratment of fungal skin infections like

ringworm and athlete’s foot.

3.It helps prevent formation of blood clots.Ajoene has anti clotting properties.

4. It reduces blood pressure.Angiotensin II contracts our blood vessels thereby increasing

blood pressure.Garlic has Allicin which blocks Angiotensin II thereby helping in reducing blood


5.Garlic protects our heart.It prevents cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and atherosclerosis.

6.It reduces cholestrol.

7. It protects us against allergies.

8.It protects against respiratory problems.Daily use of garlic reduces frequency of cold.

9.Garlic increases insulin release so it protects against diabetes.

10.Applying fat dissolving extracts of garlic on corns in feet and warts in hand is thought to be beneficial.

11.It helps in cancer prevention.

12.It improves iron metabolism.

13.Garlic has aphrodisiac property.It is due to increase in circulation.

14.Crushed garlic placed on tooth helps reduce toothaches.

15.Garlic helps reduce weight.


1. Tomatoes provide an excellent source of vitamin C and beta carotene.

2.They have a very good amount of mineral manganese.

3.They have good amount of vitamin E.

4. They reduce risk of heart diseases.

5.Tomatoes are supportive in bone health.

6. Tomatoes have anticancer benefits.


1. Pepper improves digestion.

2.It promotes intestinal health.

3.Black pepper is a carminitive.It prevents formation of intestinal gas.

4. Black pepper is diaphoretic and diuretic.It promotes sweating and urination.


1.Lemon helps cure problems of indigestion and constipation.

2.Lemon can help cure cold,flu and fever.It helps in fever by increasing perspiration.

3.Lemon juice can be used in dental care.

4.It helps in hair care.

5.It helps in skin care.

6.Lemon juice can be helped in fading scars.

7.Lemon can act as an antiseptic and coagulant.

8.Lemon juice can help reduce body weight.

9.Lemon helps in dealing with long term respiratory problems.It is a rich source of vitamin C.

10.It is helpful in the cure of cholera and malaria because it is a blood purifier.

11.It is useful in foot relaxation.

12.Lemon can treat rheumatism and arthritis because it is a diuretic.

13.It is helpful to people suffering heart problems because it contains potassium.


1.Curd is useful in digestion.

2.Curd is healthy for the heart.

3.It can act as a milk substitute for those who are lactose intolerant.

4.It helps increase immunity because of the bacteria present in it.

5.Curd is good for teeth and bones as it has high amount of calcium and phosphorus.

6.It can be used for skin care as it has nutrients like zinc and vitamin E.

7.It rids us of dandruff.

8.It releases stress and anxiety.


1.Coriander is useful in rheumatism and arthritis.

2.It is helpful in curing skin disorders.

3.It reduces cholestrol levels in blood.

4.It helps reduce diarrhea.

5.Citronelol,in coriander is an antiseptic.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serving:5


  • 450-550 gms chicken
  • 20 gm ginger paste
  • 20 gm garlic paste
  • 10 gms red chilli paste
  • 240 gms tomatoes
  • 20 ml cream
  • 10 gm khoya
  • 5 gm sugar
  • 3 gm pepper
  • 5 gm garam masala
  • 3 gm kasoori methi
  • 2 green chilli
  • 10 gm coriander, chopped fine
  • 60 gms curd
  • 8 ml lemon juice
  • 5 gms red chilli powder
  • 120 ml butter
  • salt to taste


  1. When chicken is brown in color then add cream.
  2. Degchi is a pot traditionally made of brass or copper.A deg is a bigger version of handi.

Health benefits

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 5
Calories 150
Calories from Fat1800
% Daily Value *
Fat 200 g308%
Sugar 5 g
Protein 100 g200%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Fish Fry

Fish 1/2 kg


Lemon 1/2

Salt to taste

Garam masala 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder according to taste

Ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp


Marinate fish for 15 minutes.

Dry mixture:

Mix 1 tbsp semolina and 2 tbsp rice flour dried.Coat each piece with this dry mixture and deep fry.

Serve with green chilli sauce and onion rings.


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      Parul Srivastava 2 years ago from Lucknow,India


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      Parul Srivastava 2 years ago from Lucknow,India

      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very interesting recipe. Voted up.

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      Parul Srivastava 2 years ago from Lucknow,India

      Thanks Akriti and dghbrh.

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Good recipe hub. Thank you for the share. Shared and votes up useful.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thank you so much for writing this wonderful Hub.