Butter chicken

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Butter chicken
Butter chicken

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It's nicer with ghee


But still good with just butter.

Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:325
Ready in:2 hours 5 minutes
Prep. time:1 hour 30 minutes
Cook time:35 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:31st January 2013

Forget the take away. This classic rich curry of chicken marinated in yogurt, cream and spices is easy to make at home.


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  1. Trim and cut the chicken into small cubes
  2. In a large bowl add Tandoori powder, yogurt and lemon juice. Rub well into the chicken. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour or more if you have the time.
  3. Slice the onions finely
  4. Heat a wok or large saucepan until evenly hot
  5. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter until it froths
  6. Add the onions and the cinnamon powder to the wok and fry lightly. When the onions are soft and starting to brown, add the crushed garlic and ginger and fry for a minute or so
  7. Add the turmeric, chili and coriander, and sautee over a medium heat
  8. Add the cubed chicken and cook for 10 minutes
  9. Add the tomato puree and cream and heat through
  10. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is properly cooked

Serving suggestions

Serve with boiled rice or pulao rice and a mint and onion raita.

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