Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Butter Chicken






Ingredients
For Marination
Boneless chicken – ½ kg
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Red chilli powder – 3 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Curd – 3 tsp
Salt to taste

For paste
Chopped tomato – 1 cup
Chopped onion – 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste – ½ tsp
Green chilli slits – 5
Whole garam masala – 2 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp

For gravy
Butter – ½ stick + ¼ stick
Oil – 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup – 2 tsp
Heavy cream – 2 tsp
Kasoori methi powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Saffron (3 strings) soaked in milk (2 Tsp)

Method

For paste
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add onion and fry until it becomes translucent.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and fry until raw smell goes.
  3. Add green chillies, whole garam masala and fry for 2 mins.
  4. Add tomato and cook for 5 mins.
  5. Switch off the flame. Cool it.
  6. Transfer it to a jar and make smooth paste.


For chicken
  1. In a bowl marinate chicken with ingredients listed under marination.
  2. Leave it for 1 hour.
  3. Heat butter (¼ stick), oil in a pan and add marinated chicken.
  4. Cook until the chicken is half cooked.


For gravy
  1. Heat remaining butter in a pan add ground paste and let it boil for 5 mins on low medium flame.
  2. Now add cooked chicken and let it cook.
  3. Add Saffron milk, coriander powder, kasoori methi, heavy cream, ketchup and cook for 5 mins.

Note:
  1. For gravy preparation, keep the low medium flame for entire process.
  2. While cooking chicken, don’t add water.
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19 comments:

  1. Love butter chicken,love your version.

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  2. i love butter chicken this looks so good dear

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  3. nice n delicious looking chicken

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  4. My favorite dear..Well made!! And nicely explained :)

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  5. rich and delicious chicken gravy...my kids fav...liked its color, looks inviting!

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  6. Butter chicken looks delicious and creamy.

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  7. looks very yummy!!
    thanks for linking

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  9. Looks very yummy. It's one of the favs here :)

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  10. Another great oats recipe from your kitchen!

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