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Butter Chicken

I love this dish!!!

Recipe by Urooj of Riyadh, SA

Tasty and spicy!Excellent with butter naan...

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 whole chicken cut up into pieces.
    • 2 tomatoes (blended)
    • 2 onions chopped
    • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 15 cashew nuts (made into a paste using water)
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 3 tbsp thick cream
    • 1 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp oil
    • Cilantro for garnishing


    • 1 tbsp tandoori masala
    • 1/2 tbsp garam masala
    • 2 tbsp lime juice
    • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
    • 5 tbsp yogurt
    • Salt to taste
    • Mix all the above ingredients well in a bowl


    1. Marinate the chicken in the marinade for one hour.
    2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the chicken for 10 minutes. Remove the chicken and keep aside.
    3. In the remaining oil, fry the chopped onions till golden, then add the ginger-garlic paste and fry sprinkling some water now and then till oil separates.
    4. Add the cashew nut paste, chili powder, tomato paste and cook for 10 minutes.
    5. Add the butter, cream and chicken. Mix well and cook until it is done.
    6. Garnish with cilantro.



    Hi Urooj!! I'm still learning cooking and I was looking online for butter chicken recipe and I came across yours. Your recipe looks quite easy. After I read the others looks quite interesting. Could you please tell me how to make the tandoori masala or will I get it in the store?

    Sananda Mazumdar

    Hello............. Thanks. One day we went to party last year there we had butter chicken my hub liked it a lot from that day only he was telling me to prepare it at home but I dont have that receipe. But when I logged on to khana khazana found the receipe and tried it y'day my hub just told me it was much more better than party one.



    oh yeahh...mariya is dat so.....i never did dat...i think u have da habit of copying recipes...m i rite....?rememba about bombay biryanii..........................................................................??????

    Mariya chauhan

    Mariya chauhan

    hi! urooj today i saw recipe of butter chiken in your recipe and all ingridients and method same to recipe u copy this recipe.

    sumayya rayyan

    excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!! my hubby really liked it.


    It's good... i like it too much........



    For a change you can even add onions,its your wish..!

    Harsh Tripathi

    Harsh Tripathi

    Avoid Onions and add little kassori methi to make this dish even better. Onions are never used in traditional butter chicken recipe. Roast chicken and dont fry.


    Hiii Urooj....... thanx for the wonderful receipe was awesome ..every one loved it .I never thought i could prepare so well.thanx once again..


    nice recipe its test is so gud thnx urooj


    A little on a sweeter side. Guests liked it and so did I after a bit of change.

    geetika mathur

    Try Roasted chicken instead of normal cooed one,it would taste even better