Butter Chicken - one of the most popular non-vegetarian dishes of the Indian Cuisine. You haven't tasted this delicacy yet?? bet you are missing something really delicious. Taste it once & you are hooked on to it for life.
Butter Chicken is also known Murg Makhani which literally means Chicken cooked in gravy made of butter. This dish calls for cooking the marinated chicken in tandoori or grilled style & then mixing it with the thick, rich & creamy tomato gravy flavored with spices. And don't forget, the butter adds the extra flavor to this gravy - all high calorie food taste awesome, don't they?? Using boneless chicken or with bone is totally your discretion although I've used boneless chicken for this recipe. Have some left over Tandoori Chicken at home?? break it into pieces & add to the gravy & you are ready with this exotic dish in no time. Butter Chicken tastes best with Naan/Tandoori Roti or even simple Rice........Totally yum!!
For Grilled chicken:
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2 bay leaves
3-4 green cardamoms
2 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon oil
3 tablespoon thick tomato paste or 1 cup of tomato puree
1 tablespoon of coriander powder
1 teaspoon of red chili powder (or to taste)
1 teaspoon cumin seed powder
½ teaspoon garam masala (or to taste)
¼ teaspoon of sugar (optional)
¼ - ½ cup of cream
1 teaspoon of kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
salt to taste
water as required
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In a pan, add oil & butter & stir on medium heat till butter dissolves. Then add the bay leaves, green cardamoms & mace to it. Saute for a few seconds & then add the tomato paste. Mix well.
Now add red chili powder, coriander powder & cumin seed powder,salt & mix. Saute this masala for a minute & then add a cup of water, garam masala & sugar to cut the sourness of tomato. Stir well & simmer for 5 mins.
Once the gravy starts bubbling add the cream & mix. Crush the kasuri methi in between your palms & then add to the gravy, mix again. Finally add the grilled chicken pieces & mix. Simmer for 5 mins.
- Add water as required but don't make the gravy too liquidy, its supposed to be thick in consistency so that it quotes the chicken pieces well.
- More the amount of cream, more rich your gravy would be. So start with ¼ cup & add more if required.
That's it our delicious Butter Chicken - Murg Makhani is ready, top with some more butter & serve it hot with Naan/Roti/Paratha/Rice
Heya I'm just wondering how much mace to put in? It just says 1 mace? Also is this for 500g of chicken? Thank you in advance
Hi Rya, you can add 1 whole mace which looks like blades or covering (not the ground one). Hope this helps.
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Looks super rich and seriously irresistible butter chicken.
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Perfect restaurant style dear..Yummy & mouthwatering,Nicely explained too!
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superb recipe Shwetha, looks do yum, will sure try this sometime
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Delicious Butter chicken Shewta.
wow...so creamy n delicious looking Butter chicken...looks very tempting!
Very tempting looking butter chicken...Love it
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