Butter Chicken

Recipe by Sheetal of navi mumbai, US

this is a very different recipe from a normal chicken recipe. its very delicious

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1/4 pint/150ml natural yogurt
    • 2 ounces/50g ground almonds
    • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/4 tsp crushed bay leaves
    • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
    • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp garam masala
    • 4 green cardamom pods
    • 1 tsp ginger pulp
    • 1 tsp garlic pulp
    • 14 ounce/400g can tomatoes
    • 1 1/4 tsp salt
    • 2 pounds/1kg chicken, skinned, boned and cubed
    • 3 ounces/75g butter
    • 1 tbsp corn oil
    • 2 medium onions, sliced
    • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
    • 4 tbsp cream


    1. Place the yogurt, ground almonds, all the dry spices, ginger, garlic, tomatoes and salt in a mixing bowl and blend together thoroughly.
    2. Put the chicken into a large mixing bowl and pour over the yogurt mixture. Set aside.
    3. Melt together the butter and oil in a medium karahi, wok or frying pan. Add the onions and fry for about 3 minutes. Add the chicken mixture and stir-fry for about 7 to 10 minutes.
    4. Stir in about half of the coriander and mix well. Pour over the cream and stir in well. Bring to the boil. Garnish the indian butter chicken with the remaining chopped coriander to serve the chicken curry.


    Shweta Ballal

    I cooked this variation of Butter Chicken yesterday for my Canadian friends and they all went gaga over how superbly it tasted. Although I did little changes in it's method of cooking in order to have a leaner version of it, I still think, the contributor of this recipe is the rightful owner of all the praises my friends showered on me. A big 'thank you' from my side.

    Nalini Patnaik

    Tastes great. Preparation is also quite good. And I liked the indianness of this recipe.Kudos to the contributor. Hope U continue such recipes. Thanks - Nalini


    Yo yo yo man, this recipe is awesome. Butter chicken is so hood yo, it's the perfect food for family, homies. Try it out sometimes, brothas!