Friday, 25 October 2013

Butter Chicken (Punjabi Style)

Hi All,
    Butter chicken is a popular dish of Punjabi Cuisine made in tomato gravy. Rich gravy includes cashew-nuts, tomatoes and cream as main ingredients

Restaurant style Indian butter chicken was tried at home yesterday, which came out very well. 


Grilled/Tandoori boneless chicken 

For Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 big cardamom 
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 tej patta
  • 1" ginger (roughly chopped)
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 6-7 tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 3-4 tbsp cashews (soaked in hot water)
  • 1/4 tsp deggi mirch
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 cup milk and 1 cup water
  • 1 small pack of cream
  • 2-3 tbsp of ketchup sauce


  • Prepare grill chicken with the help of sandwich maker.

  • To make makhani gravy, heat butter and oil together in a kadhai. Add big cardamom, cloves and tej patta. Now add ginger and garlic . Saute till they become golden pink in colour.
  • Add sliced onion. Cook till it becomes golden pink in colour. 

  • Add chopped tomatoes, mix well and cook covered till they become pulpy.
  • Remove from fire. Allow it to cool.

  • Blend the mixture in the blender and sieve.
  • Add all the dry masalas and cashew paste.Stir for few seconds on medium heat.

  • Add milk and water mixture to get the desired gravy.Bring it to boil. Stirring constantly.
  • Add grilled/tandoori chicken and tomato ketchup. Cover and cook for 5-7 mins.
  • Before serving add cream. Mix well.
  • Garnish with fresh cream and fresh coriander leaves.
  • Enjoy.


Sapana Behl said...

Wonderful curry ! where have you been , long time no see ...

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Thanks Sapna :)
Was on vacation .... Then got busy with some other commitments.
Now back on blogging :)

Manju Modiyani said...

Butter chicken looks delicious. I like the idea of using sandwich maker for grilling the chicken. I don't have a grill pan, but I do have a similar sandwich grill. Damn! How come it didn't strike me! Anyways, thanks so much for the idea :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely chicken

Shobana Vijay said...

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Vimitha Anand said...

Nice creamy chicken

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious curry,makes me drool...

preethi Prasad said...

My fav..yum...

Sathya Priya said...

Very inviting chicken .Lovely clicks

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious butter chicken Love the creamy rich color.

Arthy Suman said...

wow i can imagine how tasty will this dish be...

nandoos Kitchen said...

Butter chicken looks delicious.