Well , If you are a lover of Indian food then you definitely love this dish, called Butter Chicken,or Murgh Makhani,
The creamy taste of curry with soft chicken , tinge of tang and aroma of spices, easily makes home in everyone’s heart,
This is my quick on the go Butter chicken recipe for which you do not have to work hard much.There are many recipes which involves a longer process of marinating chicken or grinding cashews,tomatoes etc!
I am very lazy person, and I try to cut down some extra calories too from food, without much compromising on taste so here is my quick recipe .( Video link at bottom of post)
Ingredients you will need:
Chicken boneless 250-300 gms
Oil for cooking -2 table-spoon.
Butter -One tablespoon full.
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Pepper -1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
Chilli powder 1 teaspoon ( up to your taste; you can put half or even less if you don’t eat spicy)
Cumin powder-1 teaspoon
Garam Masala Powder- 1 teaspoon
Fenugreek dried leaves -1 teaspoon
Onion-one medium size
garlic cloves 4-5
ginger( take same amount as chopped garlic)
Tomato puree – 1 cup medium size
Thick cream for cooking -1 cup medium size
Coriander for garnishing
Preparation time : 15 minutes Cooking time : 30 minutes
Serves 2-3 people
Sprinkle some salt,pepper,cumin and chili powder on chicken , mix and keep aside.
Chop the vegetables(onion,garlic,ginger) in a chopper/grinder into a paste.(You can also finely cut them ,as you prefer)
Now add chicken to the wok and put one tablespoon of butter, saute on lo flame, till you see chicken cooked on both sides.Take out the chicken pieces.
Now heat oil in pan at medium flame, add the paste of ginger garlic and onion.Fry until you see the paste becoming a bit brown.
Start adding spices : salt, pepper, chilli powder,turmeric, .Saute for a minute then add tomato puree.
Once you see oil separating from gravy, add the chicken and cook on low flame, add cream ,fenugreek leaves , garam masala powder, cover it over low flame for 10 minutes.
Once you see oil over the curry, and if it is too thick for you, add a little water ,add one tablespoon of ketchup and mix in curry. Cover for another 5 minutes.
Turn off the flame ,you can now add the chopped coriander and top it with some cream.
Your butter chicken is ready , Enjoy it with steamed rice or naan.
For Video click this link -> Butter Chicken