Aug 11, 2008

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is one of the most popular
dish around the world . It is one of favorite
dish for my daughter Nandhu . After a lot
of tried and tested recipes I found this recipe
tasted great.
For Marination
Chicken - 1/2 lb
Yoghurt - 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
chillie powder - 1/2 tsp
coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
For the gravy
Onion chopped - 1 big
Tomatoes chopped - 2
Almonds - 10
coriander powder - 1 tsp
chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 2
Tomato sauce - 2 tblsp
Heavy cream - 1/4 cup
Kasoori methi - 2 tblsp
Salt to taste
sugar - 1tsp
Orange color
Butter - 3 tblsp
Oil - 2 tblsp
  • Chop the chicken into 2 " pieces.
  • Soak almonds in water.
  • Marinate the chicken with the ingredients specified under marination for 3 hrs.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and shallow fry the chicken . ( Alternatively you can fry the chicken in preheated oven )
  • Remove the chicken from the oil .
  • In the same oil add chopped onions , tomatoes.Saute well.
  • Add coriander , chilli powder , green chillies , almonds and kasoori methi . Add 1/2 cup of water.
  • switch off the flame and cool down completely.
  • Grind this to a nice paste.
  • Now heat butter in a kadai.Add cumin seeds and grinded paste.
  • Allow it to boil .Add the chicken pieces and salt.
  • Now add tomato sauce and 1 tsp of sugar and orange color. Keep this in medium flame till getting desired consistency.
  • In the end add heavy cream .
  • Serve with Naans , Rotis and parathas.

Again this too goes to Srivalli's Curry Mela.


Cham said...

Wow, It looks creamy and delicious Kamala :) I will try soon ur recipe ...

Laavanya said...

That gravy looks awesome... I must try this with paneer.

Uma said...

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I hope you like them!

notyet100 said...

curry looks awesome,..jus need roomali rotis,..;-)

Divya Vikram said...

Wow..The chicken looks too good..

Anonymous said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous!

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Cinnamon said...

Yummm..... so rich, creamy and delicious looking!

Mona said...

Looks rich, creamy and delicious! Will try your version sometime, thnx for sharing!

Nirmala said...

This is a creamy gravy Kamala! I am drooling after imagining to have this with your ceylon parotta ;)

Illatharasi said...

Curry looks too yummy:)

Can't hold the awards ... come and pick up yours ;)

Priti said...

Umm creamy, rich and looking delicious..the colour is so rich and wonderful, too gud

Srivalli said...

my what a colour and it looks very yummy..all I need is to replace paneer and I am done!...thanks for the entry!

Nandhitha said...

butter chicken is my favorite.i like it.awesome your looks blog looks wonderful.

meeso said...

Ahhhh, Butter Chicken! My daughter drives me nuts to make this all the time! I will show her the picture, she will go nuts :D Looks awesome!

Srivalli said...

This looks so yummy Kamala..thanks for the entry!