Butter Chicken -Quick n Easy Recipe

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)

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Butter chicken

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

Method :

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

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16 thoughts on “Butter Chicken -Quick n Easy Recipe

  1. Loubnanya

    Ohhh barak’Allah feeki sis!
    THAT is one of the recipes I really wanted to do!! Thank you so much. I already tried a butter chicken recipe but it wasn’t the perfect one. I’m sure yours will taste better!! Since I have all the spices I will try it for lunch insha’Allah and let you know then 😉
    May Allah protect you ukhty l3aziza.

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    • khansana1000

      hehehe.. that’s nice! All my friends liked it when I did it for them and it is my husband’s favorite too.So give it a try and let me know ! 🙂 Barakalla feeki ,ukhty 13aziza , I stil don’t know how to write arabic sounds in arabic yet, but yes learning now!

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      • Loubnanya

        Thank youuuuu, I made it and it was deliciouuus! i will preciously keep this recipe sister 🙂 wa feeki barak’Allah. Can’t wait for the others!
        Ohh it is really difficult to write in arabic, even for those who speak fluently, I’ve been learning to write since years but it’s still difficult so you are very brave to learn!
        May Allah bless you

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      • khansana1000

        You are welcome 🙂 I am more happy than you, that you liked it..I am learning Arabic slowly, choiya for now ; although I can read in Arabic as I learnt how to read Quran ..now learning the grammar and meaning of words!Alla h bless you too my sister!

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  2. farheen siddiqui

    Ohh it came out so yummmm…it was really quick and easy. tasted better than hotel wala butter chicken. Alhumdulillah. you have really sparked me again to try new recipe rather than just eating it outside. Thanks dear.

    You know what I added milk in it as cream was out of stock at my home ;). But this also tasted good. keep posting more. I’m loving it.

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