Butter Chicken Masala

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Total Time:
2 hours 30 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Butter Chicken Masala is a tomato based curry and is extremely popular in India, a common delicacy at roadside dhabas from Punjab to West Bengal. It is a common side-dish that people love to eat at restaurants and food joints.  

You can bring home the restaurant style flavour of the finger-licking Butter Chicken! It is quite easy to make and just follow this step-by-step guide for a lovely Butter Chicken masala.  

The marinated chicken cooked along with curd, cashew paste and garam masala creates a wonderful aroma, that is absolutely irresistible. This best accompaniment for the Butter Chicken is your favourite naan/paratha.

Take a look at more Side-Dish Recipes. You may also want to try Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Pumpkin), Turkey with Mushrooms, Spleen Pepper Fry (Manneeral Fry) , Narthangai Pachadi

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  • 1/2 kg - chicken
  • 200 gm - tomato puree
  • 4 tbsp - butter
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1 - onion
  • 7 - red chillies
  • 1 tsp - ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp - lemon juice
  • 2 tsp - curd
  • 1 tbsp - garam masala
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder
  • 6 - cashews (ground to paste)
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Butter Chicken Masala

  • Marinate the chicken using paste made with salt, chilli powder, lemon juice, ginger, and garlic. Set aside for 2 hours.
  • Cook tomato puree, red chillies and diced onion for 5 to 6 minutes and then grind the mixture.
  • Heat oil and butter in the pan, add the ground paste and sautee till oil separates.
  • Then add garam masala, cashew paste, marinated chicken, and curd.
  • Cook for 10-15 mins on medium flame.
  • Garnish with fenugreek leaves.
  • Serve hot.