Butter Chicken

February 23, 2010

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)
In This Recipe


  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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