Sunday, September 24, 2006



500 gms boneless chicken cleaned.

1 cup yoghurt or hung curd.
2 tsp red chili powder
if you add kashmiri chili powder for colour then add one tsp hot red chili powder extra
1 tsp haldi powder
1 tsp garam masala powder.
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp each
1 tsp vinegar
1tsp pepper powder.
Salt to taste.

Two onions
Three medium sized tomatoes
1 tsp each ginger garlic paste
½ cup soaked cashew nuts.
4 kashmiri red chillies soaked
1tsp haldi.
½ tsp sugar,
salt to taste.
1 tsp kasoori methi
finely chopped coriander for garnishing.

Marinate the boneless pieces of chicken which are cut into small cubes , with all the above ingredients for marination and keep for about 1-11/2 hours.
Take a heavy bottom pan add some oil and then add the onions.
After they turn soft add the ginger garlic paste., stir and let it leave its wonderful
Add the tomatoes and again stir, wait till the whole mixture leaves oil.
You can now add the chili powder,haldi powder, garam masala powder and stir.
add a little water.
Grind together the soaked red chilies and the cashew nuts.
The above mixture thickens the gravy.
Add it to the gravy.
Add salt sugar and let the gravy boil.
Add kasuri methi,and the coriander leaves.

FOR THE CHICKEN: while the gravy is being done, cook the chicken on the other stove
Cook the chicken till the whole gravy becomes dry and the chicken gets cooked . if you have a grill you can grill the chicken pieces and then add them to the gravy.
And let the whole mixture boil for sometime till it gets ready.


Mimi said...

Mahek, that looks wonderful!

I am not sure if I can find all those ingredients locally, but I can order them online!


Prema Sundar said...

Hi Mahek,
Butter chicken looks delicious. Love to have this with parathas..Thanks for the recipe.

Foodie's Hope said...

OMG!! My kids would lay their lives for this Butter chicken!
I am serious!! :D I will cook it for them next weekend!! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

i like the fact that there i sno cream in ur butter chicken. lovely recipe.

Ruth said...

That does look delicious. It always amazes me how many variations there are for butter chicken. The one I made seems to have different ingredients. Butter Chicken

I can't wait to try yours out.

bhargavi said...

hmmm....looks so yummy,....
thanks for sharing!