Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

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Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Butter Chicken, also known as Murgh Makhani, is one of the most popular Indian foods all around the world. The gravy has a creamy texture to it because of the use of almonds and yoghurt in its preparation.  It tastes great with naan and a green salad. The recipe below can serve 6 persons easily.Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

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Indian Butter Chicken Recipe Ingredients

  • Chicken Boneless, ( Cut into Cubes ) … 1 kg
  • Red Chilli Powder … 1 tsp
  • Lime Juice … 2 tbsp
  • Cinammon Stick … 1
  • Peppercorn … 10
  • Cloves … 6
  • Bayleaves … 2
  • Almonds … 10
  • Small Cardamom … 2
  • Fresh Yoghurt … 1 Cup
  • Oil … 3 tbsp
  • Onions ( Chopped ) … 2
  • Garlic Paste … 2 tsp
  • Ginger … 1 tsp
  • Corriander Powder … 2 tsp
  • Salt … To taste
  • Cumin Powder … 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder … 1/4 tsp
  • Tomato Paste … 1 cup
  • Kasuri Methi … 2 tbsp
  • Butter … 3 tbsp
  • Chicken Stock … 1/2 Litre

Indian Butter Chicken Recipe Cooking Steps

  • Marinate the boneless chicken with lime juice, salt and red chili powder in a bowl. Set aside for 1 hour.
  • Heat a pan and roast the cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon, bay leaves and almonds till they change color. Add the cardamom seeds and grind to make whole spice powder.
  • In another bowl, mix the yogurt, whole spice powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder together.
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and and add the onions. Fry till golden brown in color.
  • Next add the ginger and garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  • Add the chicken and fry till pinkish in color. Pour in the yogurt paste and the tomato puree.
  • Now add the chicken stock and kasuri methi. let it simmer on slow flame till the chicken is tender and the gravy is reduced.
  • Finally melt the butter in another small pan and then pour it over the chicken.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Naan or Chappati.
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