White Butter Chicken

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Total Time:
8 hours 40 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

The scrumptious marinade along with the finger-licking gravy blends together to arrive at a lovely White Butter Chicken. This special butter chicken recipe is curated by Bawarchi Chef Rehana Khambaty.

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  • 700 g - raw chicken
  • For Marinade:
  • 1/2 kg - curd
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - ginger garlic paste
  • salt to taste
  • For Gravy:
  • 1/2 kg - tomato, pureed
  • 100 g - white butter
  • 100 g - fresh cream
  • 75 g - white butter
  • 4 - sliced green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - black cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - crushed fenugreek leaves
  • salt to taste

How to Make White Butter Chicken

  • For the Marinade:
  • Mix red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, salt and curd together. Apply this onto the raw chicken and refrigerate it overnight.
  • Roast the marinated chicken in a tandoor or an oven for about 5-10 minutes till it is three fourths done.
  • For the Gravy:
  • Heat 100 g of white butter in pan.
  • Add black cumin seeds, tomato puree, sugar, red chilli powder and salt. Mix it well.
  • Now add the marinated chicken, white butter, fresh cream, sliced green chillies and crushed fenugreek leaves.
  • Cook till chicken is well done.
  • Serve hot with rice or naan.