Scrumptious Butter Chicken
Relish the taste of tender and savoury chicken in this Butter Chicken recipe, which is a traditional dish from the land of Punjab! It perfectly complements Indian breads, and is ideal for any occasion, be it family dinners, kitty parties, buffets, potlucks and birthdays. This main course dish recipe can be enjoyed in lunch as well as in dinner and will surely satiate the chicken lover in you.
Ingredients of Butter Chicken
- 1 kilograms chicken (My Chicken And More - Chicken)
- 1 kilograms tomato
- 4 green chilli
- 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 25 gm butter
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilli
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
- 1 cup thick sour curd
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- 2 tablespoon tandoori masala
- For Garnishing
- 1/2 cup fresh cream
Method of Cooking
To prepare this easy chicken recipe, first make sure that the chicken is properly washed. Create the marinade by mixing together curd, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, tandoori chicken masala, salt (to taste) and leave it for 4-5 hours in the fridge. You can also keep it for longer.
Place a pan over medium flame and heat 1 tablespoon of oil in it. Add the marinated chicken pieces when the oil is hot and cook for 10 minutes until the chicken becomes cooked and crispy.
Simultaneously, start preparing the gravy by chopping the tomatoes into 4 pieces and adding them in a pan with 1/2 cup of water. Let it simmer on a medium flame as the tomatoes become tender. Transfer these in a blender jar to create a puree, and strain the mixture in a small bowl for removing lumps and seeds.
Heat a pan over medium flame and add a dollop of butter in it. When the butter has melted, add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder and green chillies in it. Sauté these for a while and pour the blended tomato puree in it. While it’s boiling, add the chicken pieces in it and mix it well. Now, add sugar and salt in it. Put a lid on the pan and cook for 15-20 minutes.
After a while, remove the lid and sprinkle fenugreek leaves on top to add flavour to your dish. Once the gravy has thickened, transfer the dish into a bowl and garnish with fresh cream and coriander leaves. Serve hot to enjoy!