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Easiest butter chicken

Recipe by rabz of Dhaka, BD

This is the easiest Butter chicken I make and my whole family is a great fan of it.

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

    • 1 whole chicken cut into small pieces
    • 1 tbsp ginger/garlic paste*
    • 1 cup yoghurt*
    • 1 bottle ketchup*
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce*
    • 1/4 cup cashew nut powder*
    • 2 tsp red chili powder*
    • 1 tbsp sugar*
    • 1/3 cup ghee or butter
    • 4 slitted green chilli
    • few curry leaves
    • Lit coal 


    1. Wash the chicken and drain out all the water.
    2. Marinade the chicken in stared items over night.
    3. In the morning heat ghee or butter and Add the green chilli and curry leaves.
    4. Once the aroma comes out Add in the marinated chicken.
    5. Toss fry and cook the chicken over medium heat.
    6. Allow the water to evaporate and a thick gravy is left with floating ghee on top.
    7. Remove from heat and cool a little.
    8. In a foil put the lit coal and drizzle with a tbsp of oil and cover the pot with a tight lid.
    9. Stand for 20 min in order to give the chicken a smoky bbq smell.
    10. Reheat and serve with hot Naan. 




    WAS Naz, U can use it but u will not get the same taste. Cheers.

    hajra naz

    asak rabz.can i use bottled tomato paste instead of tomato ketchup?



    Thank u every1 4 trying it out and giving me ur feed backs.Cheers.


    Amazing recipe...easy n yummmy..


    Hello rabz. I am an Indian living in England and butter chicken is a very desirable dish even by westerners here. I tried it out and it was a good job you have posted on here. Thankxxx.


    Hi rabz it is not like the typical Butter chicken but it tasted very yummy. Thank you.


    To be very honest I went through many butter chick recipes and they all seemed to have so much to do specially after reading your way. I tried it out My nieces were over for a visit and they just said it was lip smacking / finger licking butter chicken they have ever tried out. I just put 1 tsp sugar instead of 1 tbsp.It is truly a very easy way thank you very much.

    swati dhingra

    swati dhingra

    hi rabz thanks for delicious butter chicken.wl try .


    I never thought butter chicken can be made so easily I always thought it was for grown ups. Thank you.