Butter Chicken (Masala)- Indian Recipe

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Happiness is Butter Chicken with Butter naan

Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter chicken is one of the most popular chicken recipes in India. Golden fried chicken pieces are cooked in a creamy tomato and cashew nuts sauce. It is best served with roti, naan or pulao. This Butter Chicken recipe is rich, creamy and delicious and better yet is made with very few ingredients in no time at all.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


Marinade for chicken:

  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • A small piece of ginger
  • lemon


  • salt
  • black pepper
  • mustard
  • paprika

the Maine plate :

  • Half a kilo of chopped chicken
  • Large onion
  • 3 to 4 medium-sized tomatoes
  • Half a cup of cashews
  • Half a cup of water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Clove garlic
  • A small piece of ginger
  • Pinch of hot pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Spice Mix Gram Masala:

  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Cardamom
  • Cloves


  • Cut the chicken into small pieces and coat with the following marinade: 2 tablespoons of yogurt, a tablespoon of vegetable oil, a large clove of garlic, ginger and lemon. Then add salt, black pepper, mustard and chili.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a pan and sear the chicken on all sides.
  • In a pan, brown the chopped onion, the rest of the garlic and ginger, cook for 10 minutes, stirring so as not to stick.
  • Add the cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, coating well. Pour 1 glass of water and let evaporate.
  • Add to this spicy paste, the crushed tomato and cashew nuts, 1 large glass of water, cover and simmer over low heat 20 min.
  • Then pass the spicy sauce in a blender to obtain a smooth sauce and put it back in the pan with the butter cut into pieces and the chicken.
  • The pieces will finish cooking in this sauce for 10 minutes.
  • Finally serve immediately with fresh rice.
Keyword butter chicken, butter naan, chicken masala

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