Saturday, November 30, 2013


 This recipe " BUTTER CHICKEN " is very easy recipe , if we have all the ingredients at hand . I made this recipe for my husbands office Potluck . Check out all the chicken recipes in my blog here . So now off to today's post Easy Butter chicken Recipe  .

Easy Butter Chicken recipe , Indian Chicken Makhani recipe


  • Chicken - 1 kilogram ( Cleaned , Skin out and chopped )
  • Onion - 500 gram , Very finely chopped
  • Tomato - 500 gram , pureed
  • Green Chilli - 4 numbers , slit
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 100 grams ( Click here for the recipe )
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tablespoon
  • Corinader powder - 1 table spoon
  • Paprika powder - 2 tea spoon
  • Cayenne pepper Powder - 2 tea spoon
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh cream - 1 cup ( Click here for the recipe )
  • Ground Cashew Nut paste - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - To taste
  • Kasthoori Methi Powder - 2 tea spoon
  • Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon .
  • Bell peppers - 1 number , Diced ( Optional )
  • Salt - To taste 
  • Cilantro Leaves - Few leaves chopped  ( For Garnishing )
To Marinate Chicken :

  • Turmeric Powder - 2 Tea spoon


 Clean and marinate the chicken with turmeric powder . Set aside for atleast 30 minutes . This removes the smell from the chicken .

How to clean chicken
Heat oil and Butter in a heavy bottom pan . Add the finely chopped onion to it  , and cook till it become translucent .  ( I used my food processor to chop onions )

Now add the pureed Tomatoes and green chilli's  to the cooked onion .

Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes away  . Now add Cashew nut paste , salt , Paprika powder , garam masala powder , red chilli powder , coriander powder , Cayenne pepper Powder and fry them .

Cook till the oil separates out from the gravy . Now add the chicken pieces.

Add some water and cook till the chicken pieces become soft and tender .

Cook till the oil  separates out from the gravy . Now add the fresh cream  and kasthori Methi Powder , and diced capsicum .

Cook till the oil separates from the gravy and capsicum should not be over cooked , it should be crunchy .Garnish with cilantro leaves . Delicious Butter Chicken Curry is ready to serve .

This Butter Chicken curry  goes well with Naan and other Roti and parathas .  Check out the other side dishes for roti by clicking here .

Note : 

  • Instead of Cashew paste any nut paste could be added like Walnut paste or Almond paste as per your choice . 
  • The Capsicum could be used if desired it is purely optional.
  • The paprika powder is added to give the natural red color to the gravy .
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  1. I have also made a similar dish yet I am always in to try out other versions. I see lots of ingredients and the temptation comes from the mixtures of spicy and creamy flavors of cashew. Yum and what a perfect dish.

  2. My hubby loves butter chicken.I like your style of preparation.Too good dear with cayenne pepper and capsicum.

  3. Yummy butter chicken. Looks delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. nice recipe and well explained. yumm yummy dish.
    I was away from blogs for some just checking out on most of you. Hope you doing well..keep in touch...

  5. very delicious and yummy butter chicken...

  6. Amazing pictures, murgh makhani is a must to try for anybody, it is simply delicious.