Butter Chicken


Butter chicken is one of my favorite dishes and the best I've had is at Grand Central restaurant in Chembur. I've never been satisfied with what we get at the restaurants out here, so I've just stopped ordering the dish. Last week we had dinner at a friends place and was I excited when I saw butter chicken on her table. It was really yumm, so of course I had to get the recipe. Noted it down and tried it today. It turned out great, was rich and delicious and was perfect with some parathas.


Butter Chicken
Ingredients:
To marinate the chicken:
2lb boneless chicken (preferably thigh meat), cut into bite sized pieces
3 tbs yogurt
2 tbs lime juice
1 tbs ginger garlic paste
1 1/2 tsps red chilli powder
1 1/2 tsps garam masala powder
1 1/2 tsps coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
salt to taste


For the gravy:
2 tbs butter
2 bay leaves
2 cardamoms
4 cloves
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 tbs ginger garlic paste
2 medium tomatoes, blanched, peeled and pureed
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tbs kasoori methi/ dried fenugreek leaves
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
2 cups water
3-4 tbs cream

Method:
Marinate the chicken and refrigerate it overnight.
Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan. Add the chicken with all the marinade and cook on medium high flame, stirring frequently till the chicken is cooked and all the water has evaporated and is dry.


For the gravy:
Heat the butter in a pan and fry the bay leaves, cardamoms and cloves till fragrant.
Add the onions and saute till brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
Add chilli and garam masala powder and fry for 30 secs.
Stir in the tomato puree and cook till the oil separates.
Add the chicken, kasoori methi, salt, sugar and water. Mix well and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes.
Stir in the cream and turn off the heat after a minute.
Serve hot with parathas or naan.

24 comments:

  1. Wow.. poorni, yummy butter chicken da, just had lunch.. then too feeling hungry seeing this..!

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  2. Hey poornima,
    The gravy looks damn rich! parathas and butter chicken is def. a super meal combo.
    TC

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  3. butter chicken looks so yummy...gravy looks thick and delicious!

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  4. Oh yes i love butter chicken too and this looks so so yumm.

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  5. This is of real interest.looking rich and colorful,tempting anyone to have it on first sight..

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  6. yummy yummy chicken..looks delicious dear..

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  7. Iyyyyooooo kothiyavunne...Yummy.

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  8. Looking so yummy..Please pass me some...Absolutely mouth watering

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  9. yummy...looks like the one we get in hotels

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  10. Wow!! butter chicken adipolitoo!!!Tempting click! kurenalai kazhichittu.feel like having it with naan!!

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  11. Woww lovely dish, looks prefect!!

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  12. You have a nice and a colourful blog.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

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  13. This one of fav. dishes. Looks very yummy!!

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  14. Wow.....Butter chicken looks so yummyyyyyyyyyy.......

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  15. My all time fav' one...mine is still lying in the draft. I like ur version so much...

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  16. i know one person who will really really love this! :D

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  17. gravy looks rich n delicious...

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  18. Just need parathas to get started,yum!

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  19. Hey poornima.
    Just stopped to say bye before I leave. Will catch up with ur posts once I find time. Enjoy blogging n have a gr8 holiday season.

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  20. woww!!!!!butter chicken looks yum!!

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  21. Awesome.. to say the least.. pictures are great and I am guessing the dish is too..

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