Butter chicken

Is it summer …hmmm finding it really difficult to predict in Manila since the sun,cloud and rain is taking its turn every day.

One day it rains and the whole day is cloudy.Assuming the same temperature to follow I decide to make some soup and lol the next day the sun is high up in the sky seems to be smiling at me at my ruined plan.

Phew at times its so irritating you plan your recipe but the weather ditches you.

Few days back I decide to make some spicy butter chicken as it was cloudy for almost a week .Guess what – the cooking was done and the sun just rushed out to laugh at me knowing that it  we avoid having spicy food when it’s too hot. Yeah that day onwards I decided to cook summery food for the whole of may and June.

Butter chicken is typically a Punjabi dish served with roti,paratha,naan or steamed rice. Hey we all cook Butter chicken but do you know who introduced Butter Chicken.It was introduced by Kundan Lal Gujral, a Hindu Punjabi.My recipe might not be the authentic one but might be somewhere nearby ;-).


1.Chicken 500 gms (Boneless prefered).

2.Lemon juice 1 teaspoon.

3.Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon.

4.Butter 2 teaspoon.

5.Salt as per taste.


1.Yogurt 1 cup.

2.Salt as per taste.

3.Garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon.

4.Ginger paste 2 teaspoon.

5.Garam masala 1/2 teaspoon.

6.Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon.

7.Lemon juice 2 teaspoon.


1.Butter 50 gms.

2.Ginger paste.

3.Green Chilli Chopped 3.

4.Red Chilli Powder .

5.Salt 1/2 teaspoon.

6.Kasuri Methi 1/2 teaspoon.

7.Cinammon sticks 1.

8.Cardamon 2-3.

9.Bay leaves.

10.Garlic 1 teaspoon.

11.Tomato puree 400 grams.

12.Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon.

13.Honey 2 tablespoon.

14.Cream 1 cup.


1.Apply the marinade to chicken pieces and marinate for 4 hours.

2.Cook chicken in a preheated oven (200 degree) for 12 mins or till done.If you want you can also fry it,not much of a difference.

3.Heat butter in a pan,add green cardamoms,cloves,pepper corn and cinnamon.

4.Saute for 2-3 mins,add ginger garlic paste,chopped chillies and cook for 2 mins.

5.Add tomato puree,red chilli powder,garam masala powder, salt and one cup water.

6.Let it boil ,cover and simmer for 10 mins.Add sugar or honey and powdered kasoori methi.

7.Add cooked chicken and simmer for 5 mins and then add fresh cream.

Serve Hot.

2 responses to “Butter chicken

  1. Pingback: Butter Chicken | Mothers Secret Home Recipes

  2. Butter chicken is my favorite Indian dish, but I rarely make it at home as the recipe I have is so complicated!!! Thanks for sharing your version, I will try it!!

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