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Butter chicken

Recipe by shamama of Dubai, AE

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 400 gm whipped yogurt
    • ½ tsp garam masala powder
    • ½ tsp chilli powder
    • 500 gm boneless chicken (cut in cubes)
    • 3 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 2 tbsp chicken tandoori masala powder
    • 4 medium size tomatoes (paste or puree)
    • 100 gm butter
    • 200 gm whipped milk cream
    • karturi methi
    • half lemon
    • 1tbsp tomatoe ketchup


    1. marinate chicken for half an hour in ginger-garlic paste, ½ tsp chilli powder, chicken tandoori masala powder, 2 tbsp karturi methi, half lemon.
    2. put butter in a nonstick deep pan and heat. now add the marinated chicken and cook for 15 minutes on midium flame.
    3. add add tomato paste/puree, tomatoe ketchup. stir it for 2 min.
    4. now add whipped yogurt and whipped milk cream and a little more kartoori methi and stir for another 2 min.
    5. sprinkle the garam masala powder and place a lid on it for.
    6. let it cook for another 3 to 4 min with the lid on it on low flame.
    7. tastes best with rotis or naan but can be served with any other unflavoured bread of your choice.


    Shweta Ballal

    @ husna. Best is, to use an exact amount of home made thick milk of almonds in place of milk cream in any recipes. Soak the almonds in luke warm water for an hou,r and later, squeez to peel off skin. Grind the skinless almonds with some water to thick milk like consitency. This is what I do whenever a recipe calls for milk cream as it is way healthier.


    Hi,is there alternative for milk cream coz it's not always available at home regardless other ingredients


    Excellent! I tried this recipe and it came out very good. The only changes I would like to recommend for this recipe is using 1 tbsp. chicken tandoori masala instead of 2 tbsps., use 3 tbsps. of kasuri methi and increase the quantity of chicken to 750gms. from 500gms. because there was too little chicken and too much gravy. My husband loved this dish so much that he ate it for 2 days, until it was all gone. I will definitely be making this dish again. Thank you!


    shamana thanks alot..... ur recipe helped me to win every1's heart

    iram anwar

    this is the best butter chicken i ever had made .................. thanx sharmma


    very nice thank you

    Neelam Prasad

    Nice and easy recipe....everyone in my family loved it. thanks. Neelam


    Hi Shamama Thank you so much for your response. I've searched for your chilli chicken recepie but could not find it. Can you please email me the recepie my id is Thanks & Regards Shika



    thx shikanaidu for trying out my recipe. i've submitted chicken chilli recipe as per your request you can refer to it when it is published if not i'll email it to you if you provide me your email address.


    Hi Shammama, If you dont mind can you also tell me a simple process of how to make dry chilli chicken Thanks Shika


    I made this receipe and it came out really very well thank you so much for such a wonderful receipe



    kasturi methi is dried methi leaves that you get in supermarkets and whipped yogurt is nothing but beaten yogurt which has no lumps.... kausar thanks for these encouraging comments....... Asfiya i never tried adding mayonese, cheese and elichi powder to it so i dont know how will it taste after you add these additional ingredients


    thank u Shamama........made this receipe n it was delicious....everybody in family like the chicken...


    very nice recipe easy to cook and just superb taste thanks shamama


    wat is whipped yogurt ???????..and karturi methi?...can we add ilaichi powder to it.....and one more thing ..i have in my home ''''puke''' this is saudi cheese brought from saudi and mayonese....this is also saudi product...can we add this to chicken....

    Amirjeet Kaur

    what is karturi methi?



    thanks asif i have submitted few more easy ans tastebuds-cracking recipes but those are not yet published...

    Asif Jat

    Great recipe. I cooked it. My wife thought I bought it from an expensive restaurant. Can u submit few more simple recipes. AJ

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Nice one Shamama!Easy recipe!!.