July 26, 2005

Butter chicken recipe

Have you cooked butter chicken at home? It is yummy and a hot favorite all over the world. Find below the recipe.

Butter chicken (Makhani chicken) recipe
Serves - 4

Chicken – 1 kg, skinned, boned, and cubed

For marinade:
Yogurt – 5 tablespoons, plain, thick; use fat-free yogurt if you would like to reduce the fat content of this dish
Tandoori masala – 1 tablespoon
Garam masala powder – 1 tablespoon
Lime juice – 2 tablespoons
Salt – 1 teaspoon, or to taste
Cummin powder – 1 teaspoon
Orange color – ½ teaspoon (optional)

For sauce:
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Butter – 2 tablespoons
Onions – 2, sliced
Ginger – 1 inch piece, crushed into a fine paste
Garlic – 6 cloves, crushed into a fine paste
Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
White pepper – 1 teaspoon
Cashew nuts – 10
Almonds – 5; made into a thick paste along with cashew nuts and water
Tomatoes – 2, pureed
Cream – 2 tablespoons, single (optional)
Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons, fresh, chopped, for garnishing

Method: Marinate the chicken in the smooth paste of marinade, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Heat oil and butter in a medium wok and fry onions for 3 minutes or until golden. Add the ginger and garlic paste along with a little water and fry till oil separates. Add the marinated chicken mixture and stir-fry for 8-10 minutes. Add chilli, coriander, turmeric, and white pepper powders, tomato puree, cashew and almond paste, and mix well and cook for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, mix well, and bring it to boil. Cover and cook in a low flame until chicken is done. It takes approximately 10 minutes. Pour over the cream and stir in well. The sauce will start to thicken. Garnish with coriander leaves and a dollop of fresh cream. Serve hot with rice, roti, paratha, or naan. Enjoy!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello vkn,

Firstly let me tell you that i enjoy your site very much. Best of all, I did try your chicken makhani was mindblowingly deliocious. My family just loved it. I also tried your rawa vermicelli idli and many more of ur recipes which always turn out exactly the way you tell and show it in the picture.
Thank for sharing these wonderful tasty recipes with us.

Anonymous Rajitha Reddy said...

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Tried many recipes and loved all of them, keep up your fabulous work!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am excited about this site , i love chicken please add more chiken recipe... excellent work.

Blogger Krish said...

Hey..I tired this Butter chicken recipe. However I had pureed the tomato instead of canned tomato puree. The taste was not so rich and tangy and I believe it is due to pureed tomato. This weekend I am going to cook with canned tomato and let's see. Irrespective it's an awesome recipe.

Blogger smile said...

wow !!!!!!! photo looks fabulous and inviting !!!!!!

all your recipes are really excellent !!!!!!!!!!

good work !!!!!!! and a ton of thanks for sharing them with all of us.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe and it was awesome! Didn't have tomatoes, so used tomato paste and instead of cream, used lite sour cream and skipped the butter.
It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe!! :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent recipe. My guests loved it. Thanks for sharing!

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