Homestyle Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is often made in a two-step process. Step 1 involves marinating and cooking
the chicken, similar to the way you would make Tandoori chicken. Thats exactly how I do it, and
our recipe for Tandoori Chicken can be found by clicking here. Step 2, which is the recipe below, involves making a creamy curry sauce and adding the cooked chicken to it.


Salted butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Tandoori chicken 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Boneless)
Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
Onion 1 Medium , diced
Garlic onion ginger paste 1 Tablespoon
Ground coriander 2 Teaspoon
Chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoon
Cinnamon 1/2 Inch
Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
Cashew nuts 20 Medium (Blended Into A Paste With A Few Teaspoons Of Water)
Canned crushed tomatoes 5 Tablespoon
Cream 1 Cup (16 tbs) (10% / 15% / 18%)
Dried fenugreek leaves 1/2 Teaspoon (Kasoori Methi)
Fresh coriander leaves 5 Medium (Stems And Leaves)



1. Put cashews in a blender or food processor and grind to a powder.

2. Add a few teaspoons of water and puree to a fine paste and reserve.

3. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium to medium-high heat.

4. Add the chopped onions and fry until they are golden.

5. Add cinnamon stick, turmeric, chili powder, ground coriander and Garam Masala.

6. Fry for 30 seconds.

7. Add the GOG paste and fry for 2 minutes.

8. Add butter and fry until it has melted.

9. Add crushed tomatoes and fry for 4 minutes.

10. Add 1 - 2 tablespoons of the cashew paste (depending on how thick you want your curry sauce to be).

11. Fry for another 2 minutes.

12. Turn heat to medium low and add cream.

13. Let simmer for 2 minutes and add Tandoori Chicken pieces.

14. Stir well and simmer for another minute or until the chicken is heated through.


15. Garnish with dried fenugreek and cilantro and serve over basmati rice or with an Indian flatbread, such as roti or naan and enjoy! In moderation!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 587Calories from Fat 264

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.2%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 327 mg13.63%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 23 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet