Butter Chicken Curry Recipe

Posted by EsyRecipes Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Discription:Its gravy can be made as hot or mild as you like so it suits most palates. According to a documentary by the Discovery Channel, the butter chicken recipe was invented by a person working in the kitchen staff of a famous restaurant called Moti Mahal located in Daryaganj, the central region of Delhi.
  • Chicken: 1 kg or 2.2 lb
  • Onion paste: 1 cup
  • Tomato puree: 2 cups
  • Ginger Garlic paste: 2 tbsp
  • Green Chili: 2 nos
  • Meat Masala powder: 2 tbsp
  • Red Chili powder: 1 tbsp
  • Food Color: 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala: 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Dhania powder: 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Kasoori Methi: 2 tbsp
  • Butter: 100 gms
  • Coconut paste (Optional) : 1/2 cup (Add more if you need more gravy)
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon (Dalchini), Cloves (Lavang) and Cardamom (Elaichi) powder: Make 1/4 tsp of powder with 2 sticks of cinnamon, 4 cloves and 2 cardamom
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander for garnish
How to make:
Chicken Marination:
  • In a bowl add chicken, 1/2 cup onion paste, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp salt, food color and mix well. Keep aside for 1 hour.
Butter Chicken Curry or Gravy :
  • In a pan on medium heat add butter. 
  • When the butter melts add the remaining onion paste and saute for around 5 minutes till the raw smell of onion no longer exists.
  • Add the green chili cut into long slices and ginger garlic paste to the mix and stir for 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree and cook for another 6 minutes Then add 1/4 cup water.
  • Add dhani powder, meat masala powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, chili powder and mix well.
  • Now add the marinated chicken and cook for 15 minutes with a lid covering the pan on low heat.
  • At this stage add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom powder, kasoori methi and coconut paste. 
  • If you want more gravy you can add more water and salt.
  • Cook for another 10 minutes or so until the chicken is well cooked.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot.
  • This delicious Butter Chicken goes very well with all types of Rotis and flavored rice like Ghee Rice and Jeera Rice.


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