Butter chicken masala recipe – easy indian chicken recipe

Butter chicken masala
Butter chicken masala

                   Butter chicken masala is a easy Indian chicken recipe that is similar to the Butter Chicken | Murgh Makhani , but it is not the same. Butter Chicken | Murgh Makhani Recipe needs no onion and to give volume to the gravy, fresh milk cream and or nuts are used. Shredded ginger and green chilies are used for garnishing which makes the dish very appealing. But today’s recipe is a simple one to prepare and requires no grilled chicken, cream or nutpaste, yet it tastes great.
400 gms boneless chicken
½ cup of chopped onions
½ cup of riped tomatoes
1 green chili slit
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 ½  tsps red chili pow (adjust to suit your taste)
1 tsp sugar (optional)
1 tsp kasuri methi
2 to 3 tbsps butter
1/8 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
¼ cup of yogurt
1 tsp red chili pow
¼ tsp turmeric
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala (I used homemade garam masala powder)
salt to taste
1 bay leaf
2” cinnamon stick
4 cloves
2 green cardamom
few pepper corn


1.   Marinate chicken with marination ingredients. set aside proceed with the next step
2.   Heat 2 tbsps butter in a pan, add the spices and sauté
3.   Add onions and salt, fry till they turn pink
4.   Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min

5.   Add tomatoes, turmeric and salt, fry till they turn mushy. discard the green chili and set aside the bay leaf
6.   Transfer this to a mixer and pour 1 cup of ice cold water and grind to smooth  (you need not cool the mix if you are using ice cold water)

7.   Filter this to the same pan, add bay leaf, sugar and kasuri methi, bring this to a boil on a low flame. mean while proceed with the next step


8.   Heat a tsp. of butter in a tawa and fry the chicken on medium high till all the yogurt dries up and the chicken looks dry. take care not to burn

 9.   Transfer this chicken to the boiling curry, adjust salt, cover and cook till the chicken turns soft and juicy. Takes around 7 to 8 mins.

Butter chicken masala recipe
Butter chicken masala

Notes: garnishing with butter while serving is optional and has been used for the purpose of pics. This doesn’t alter the taste.

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