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Butter chicken recipe

I never thought Butter chicken is so easy to make and tastes great. In hotels I usually order for chicken tikka masala only, so am not aware of this taste. My college friend came to Singapore and after 12 years we planned for a get together. I was so tensed what to prepare for them. Finally I ended up with the below Lunch Menu. Since I was in a hurry that day, never found time to click.
Butter Chicken
Chicken 65

So today we will see how to prepare the Butter Chicken. Recipe I took from Vah Chef.

butter chicken

Butter Chicken Recipe

Preparation time: 15 min (+30 min marination) | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves: 5
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian


For Marination

Boneless chicken - 1/2 kg
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

For gravy

Butter - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 2 medium sized
Tomato - 2 medium sized
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt - as per taste
Cashews - 6 to 8
Kasoori methi - 1 tbsp crushed
Tomato Sauce - 2 tbsp
Red food colour - 2 to 3 drops
Cream / Malai - 1/2 can
Sugar - 1 tsp ( + or -)
Coriander leaves for garnishing

1. Wash the chicken with salt and filter out the water completely.
2. Add the salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, Ginger garlic paste and mix well. 
3. Allow to marinate for an hour.
4. In a vessel, add 1 tbsp butter.

5. Add the marinated chicken.
6. Allow the chicken to cook in butter. Do not add any water. Chicken leaves out water and let it cook in that water itself. Cook till all water completely goes off.
7. Remove the chicken and keep aside. In the same pan add the cumin seeds.
8. Add onions and sauté them.
9. Add the salt, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and cashews. Sauté them well. 
10. Crush the kasuri methi and add it.
11. Add the tomatoes
12. Add little water and let them cook nicely, till tomatoes becomes mushy.
13. Transfer the content to food processor.
14. Grind them to a fine paste.
15. In the same vessel, add the remaining butter.
16. After butter melts, add the ground paste.
17. Add some water. Let it boil.
18. Add 2 drops of red food color and tomato sauce. The gravy should be little watery and should look silky now. ( in step 20, we add cream and gravy will become thick ). So if not watery, add 1/2 cup water.
19. Add the chicken pieces and let them again cook in the gravy for 5 min.
20. Add the cream now. Mix well.
21. Finally add the garam masala and sugar, cook for 3 min and switch off the stove.

22. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Butter Chicken Recipe

Yummy and Tasty Butter Chicken is ready

1. Add salt carefully, as we add salt during marination itself.
2. You can avoid the garam masala, if children feels the chicken to be bit spicy.
3. Adding food colour is purely optional.
4. Adding sugar enhances the taste.

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