Butter Chicken

Any non-veg lovers will like my version of butter chicken as they are more creamy than the usual one....

Butter chicken is an favorite side dish in my family.....It pairs well with both fried rice and chapati.....

I temper the oil and cook onions and tomato puree with some flavoring and then add the chicken pieces and cook then in the gravy. And for some richness and thickness of the gravy I also add ground almond and cashew paste. Then for a special creamy texture....I add Sour Cream.....Usually plain yogurt is used in the butter chicken to make it creamy....But I add sour cream to make it really..really..creamy.... finally to give more flavour I also add some Kastoori Methi.

Ingredients :

Chicken - 1 lb (boneless) Cut into small cubes
Onion - one chopped
Tomato puree - 1/2 cup
Cashew & almond paste - 1/4 cup
Ginger & garlic paste - 2 tablespoon
Chilly powder - 2 teaspoon
Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
Sour cream - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon- 2" pcs
Clove - 4-5
Cardamon - 3
Bay leaf - 1
Salt - to taste
Orange colour - 1/4 teaspoon
Kastoori Methi - 2 tablespoon
Butter - 3 tablespoon
Oil - 2 tablespoon

Procedure :

1. Heat oil in a pan and add Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamon, Bay leaf. Let it turn light brown.

2. Now add finely chopped onions and fry in oil till transparent.

3. Then add ginger & garlic paste and fry till u get nice aroma out of it.

4. Then add turmeric, chilly, coriander powder with salt and colour powder....mix well.

5. Pour in tomato puree, cashew & almond paste - mix well with water.

6. When it starts to boil add the chicken and add sufficient water for the chicken to boil.

7. When the chicken is cooked, Stir in the butter and sour cream. Little bit of water can be added if needed.

8. Before removing the gravy form heat, Crush the Kastoori Methi leaves and add to the gravy.


  1. EXCELLENT!!! Looks really creamy! I posted one too.Your's is different and looks yummy.I will make it,thanks girl!:)
    Btw,it's Kasoori Methi(dried Fenugreek leaves)

  2. O....I will see urs just now.....Yes kastoori methi is dried Fenugreek leaves.....Thank u...

  3. all I can say is YUMMMMM! The butter chicken looks so delicious. I have never made, the indgredients look similar to chicken korma. Do you know what is the difference between butter chicken and chicken korma?
    I am definately trying this recipe.

  4. Hi saju...
    According to me coconut milk is added to chicken korma.....And chicken kurma will not be as creamy as butter chicken....Thank u for ur comments....

  5. That's one of my favourite chicken dishes...really drooling over it...yummmm

  6. Thank u Sunita....

  7. Anonymous8/8/07

    Hmmm...to me, that's something new. Definitely a good dip for the rotis.

  8. Hey this looks absolutely awesone and cremay as you mentioned...will try once i'm back to U.S..now enjoyign my India trip..

  9. Hi friends...
    Yes.....Thank u....

    Thank u for ur comments......enjoy ur India trip....

  10. A totally satisfying dish and such an elegant presentation.

  11. Looks very yummy! Nice addition of sour cream... I have never made butter chicken at home, yours look very creamy!

  12. Yummy and creamy butter chicken... Looks very delicious!!

  13. Wow Sukanya your butter chicken looks yummm! Feeling like having it right away!

  14. Hi Sukanya,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I liked the curry very much, I will try it with vegetables... Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi friends:
    Thank u.....

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  16. Hi friends....
    Ya u can.....Thank u.....

    Menu Today:
    Do try it....Mushroom will taste amazing in this gravy......Thank u...

  17. hi sukanya,
    this looks rich and creamy. i made one by adding almond instead of cashew paste.next time will try with both.
    thanks for sharing.

  18. Thank u Prajusha........

  19. Sukanya that dish looks fantastic
    creamy and rich. My friends at work has been asking me to cook this dish for a while now. I am going to cook it soon, now I want to cook it myself, your is tempting me so.

  20. Hi Indosungod....Do try it and let me know......Thank u.....

  21. looks thick n creamy. can use the gravy for veg as well, i guess.

  22. Hi Richa:
    Ya we can very well use vegees in this gravy.....Paneer tastes great in this gravy....Thank u....

  23. butter chicken!! my favouritest :D

    thanks for dropping by Sukanya :) Glad you liked my blog..

    Loved yours too.. so in you come to my blogroll :)

  24. Hi Nags....
    Welcome to my blog.....Happy to be in ur blogroll....Thank u.....

  25. Wow mouthwatering chicken it is indeed, Have to try your version soon It has the rich creamy texture

  26. Hi... Padma....
    Welcome to my blog....
    Do try it.....Thank u for ur comments......



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