Butter Chicken

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Also Known As:  Butter Chicken Makhani, Butter Chicken,Indian Butter Chicken

Category:  Curry

Region:  Indian

Type:  Non Veg

Serving Size:  9  Adults

Cooking Time:  45  Minutes

Preparation Time:  15  Minutes


  1. Butter     25    g
  2. To marinate
    1. Chicken      1    Kg
    2. Yoghurt      3    tbsp
    3. Lemon      1    no.
    4. Cumin Seeds Powder      1    tsp
    5. Coriander Powder      1    tsp
    6. Chilli Powder      1    tsp
    7. Orange  Colour    ¼    tsp
  3. To prepare Gravy
    1. Butter      25    g
    2. Chilli Powder      2    tsp
    3. Coriander Powder      2    tsp
    4. Cumin Seeds Powder      2    tsp
    5. Pepper  Powder    2    tsp
    6. Tomato      5    nos.
    7. Ginger      1    piece
    8. Sugar      1    tsp
    9. Salt to taste      1    tsp
    10. Cream      2    tsp
    11. Green Chillies      3    nos.
  4. To Garnish
    1. Grated Butter      10    g
    2. Cream      2    tsp
    3. Chopped Coriander Leaves      2    stalks


  1. Clean the chicken and cut into medium pieces.
  2. Prick the chicken pieces with knife .
  3. Marinade the chicken and keep it aside for 2 hours.
  4. Heat a pan and melt the butter.Add chicken pieces, cover and cook until the chicken done well.
  5. Uncover the pan and cook on low flame .Stir alternatively.
  6. To prepare gravy ,melt the butter in another pan .Add chilly powder,coriander powder, cumin powder and pepper.And fry for a minute.
  7. Add tomatoes, ginger ,sugar and salt to taste.And fry till the fat separates.
  8. Stir in well beaten cream and reduce the heat .
  9. Gravy is ready.
  10. Add the chicken pieces and green chillies in to the gravy and mix it well.Cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  11. Butter chicken is ready.
  12. Garnish the butter chicken with grated butter,whipped cream and chopped coriander leaves.
  13. serve it with best combination.

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Best Combinations with Butter Chicken:  Chapathi , Batura , Porotta

Recipes Similar to Butter Chicken:  Vellarikka Curry , Bunt Chicken Curry , Egg Tomato Curry , Chicken Curry Style 1 , Beef With Kaya Curry

Other Recipes with Chicken:  Chicken Mezhukkupuratti , Ginger Chicken Fry , Curry Puffs , Chicken Onion Pakoda , Chicken Vada ,more...

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Rating:  5

Comment:  very tasty


Rating:  4

Comment:  how to prepare cream



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