Butter chicken masala

in #food3 years ago

Butter chicken masala- An easy recipe to make delicious and creamy restaurant style Indian chicken butter masala under minutes. It goes great with butter naan, roti or even with jeera rice.


Chicken : 500gm
Chili powder: 1/2 tsp
Ginger- garlic paste: 1tsp
Salt: as needed
Yogurt : 2 tbsp
Turmeric : 1/2 tsp

Ingredients for gravy

   Butter : 1 tbsp
   Onions : 3 medium  (cubed)
   Tomatoes: 3 large ( finely chopped )
   Salt: as needed 
   Cashew nuts: 10-12
   Garam masala powder : 1/2 tsp
    Kashmiri red chili powder : 1/2 tsp
    Coriander powder: 1 tsp
    Sugar: 1/2 tsp
    Bay leaf 1
    Green cardamom: 3
    Clove: 2-3
    Cinnamon stick: 1 small
    Ginger garlic paste: 11/2tsp
    Kasuri methi: 1/2 tsp

Marinate chicken with ingredients mentioned under maturation. Set aside till 1 hour.


Heat butter in a pan, fry onion till raw smell gose away.


Saute tomatoes with salt.
Add chilli powder along with cashews. Saute until the raw smell goes away.


Cool and blend together with 1 cup water.



Making butter chicken masala

Heat the pan with more butter and fry cardamom, bay leaf, clove, cinomon.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.
Add marinated chicken and saute on a medium high until the Masala dries up.


Pour the onion tomato puree, adjust as needed chilli powder and masala powder. Also adjust the consistency of gravy by adding more water if needed.
Cooked until the chicken turns tender. Add kasuri methi and stir.
Sarve Indian butter chicken masala with roti, butter naan, or jeera rice.


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