Butter Chicken

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Author Notes: Indian most popular chicken dishpauljoseph

Serves 5

  • 1'' pieces ginger, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 pound chicken pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon Lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cream
  • fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves (optional)
  1. With a mortar and pestle, grind together the ginger, garlic and chili powder -- this is called masala. Marinate the chicken with ground masala, garam masala, lime juice and salt and set aside for 1 hour.
  2. In a clay pot, heat the butter, fry the sliced tomatoes for few minutes, and then add the marinated chicken and sugar. Cover and cook till tender.
  3. Add the cream and serve hot. If you like cilantro, garnish with fresh leaves.

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about 1 year ago mdm

Love this, make it frequently!


about 1 year ago mdm

PS: had it with homemade sambal tonight and it was soooooo good.


almost 3 years ago darksideofthespoon

I've made this a few times and love it. I'm making it again tonight!


almost 5 years ago SallyCan

Made this, and it is fabulous! Could use some guidance as to cooking method, timing, temps, etc (like marynn, below) ~thanks~ ;)


almost 5 years ago MyCommunalTable

Sounds great. I always love this dish.


almost 5 years ago crispycris

Sounds delicious and easy :)


about 5 years ago marynn

Pauljoseph, my attempt is simmering as I write. I long to cook Indian food properly, but am short the technique. Please forgive my questions: 1. Is the chicken skinless or with skin? 2. Do you saute the chicken before cooking? 3. Could I rub the massala under the skin, then saute and proceed? 4. Timing? I am assuming (check those pesky first three letters) covered, lowish for 35-45 mn (I am using chicken legs and thighs).

So far, it smells delightful, but I suspect your version would be far better...

Thank you for your thoughts.


about 5 years ago pauljoseph

Thank you mrslarkin


about 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

This was delicious! Thank you for the recipe, pauljoseph.