Butter Chicken

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Preparation Time : 20 minutes

Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Serving : 6 members


Butter chicken . The regular dish that we order when ever we go to a restaurant. I used to make Butter chicken following another recipe that i took note of from my moms recipe book but my daughter Anisha made butter chicken at Home recently. It was much butter in taste , appearance and texture. Sure whoever tries this recipe will have a date with butter chicken .


chicken1/2 kg
onion3 big sliced
tomato6 big chopped
ginger garlic paste1 teaspoon
butter5 table spoon
oil1 table spoon
sugar1 teaspoon
saltto taste
cashew nuts10
chilli powder1 table spoon
coriander powder1 1/2 table spoon
turmeric powder1/4 tea spoon
fresh cream1/4 cup
kasuri methi leaves 1/2 teaspoon crushed


vegetarians can use 1 packet of panner 250 gm instead of chicken.


  1. Marinate chicken in salt to taste and turmeric powder for 10 minutes . ( if useing panner do the same and shallow fry in oil and keep aside )
  2. Heat oil with 4 table spoons butter . Add cinnamon , clove , cardamom and cashew nuts . Fry to light brown.
  3. Add onion and fry to transculent . Top with ginger garlic paste and fry till crisp .
  4. Add the tomato , chilli powder and coriander powder . Mix well and fry till the tomatoes let out some juices out .
  5. Add the marinated chicken ,add enough water and cook till chicken is tender . Remove the chicken pieces and set aside .
  6. Cool the gravy and blend to a smooth paste . Strain . Add 1 tablespoon butter, sugar , salt to taste , cream , chicken pieces , kasuri methi to the strained gravy and simmer till all the flavours infuse together . Taste and adjust .
  7. Serve hot garnished with cream and butter .
  8. In case useing panner , follow the same recipe omitting chicken .
  9. Add the fried panner in the end and serve hot.