Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Butter Chicken

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)


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.

  1. For gravy preparation, keep the low medium flame for entire process.
  2. While cooking chicken, don’t add water.
Linking to:
Cook like a Celebrity Chef.

Sri Lanka Food Blog


  1. Love butter chicken,love your version.

  2. i love butter chicken this looks so good dear

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

  4. rich and delicious chicken kids fav...liked its color, looks inviting!

  5. Butter chicken looks delicious and creamy.

  6. looks very yummy!!
    thanks for linking

  7. Literally mouthwatering here...

  8. my fav chicken:)looks so yummy:)

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

  10. Another great oats recipe from your kitchen!


Thank you for visiting my blog n giving valuable comments.