Friday, 7 March 2014

Butter Chicken

Basically chicken is one among the things that doesnt have any aroma of its own and goes well with any spice added to it. Hence it can be prepared like pepper chicken, chilli chicken. Butter chicken is the easiest one to prepare and even kids would love eating them. This creamy texture and taste can very well goes with roti, naan, parotta or even jeera rice.My kid Haricharan normally doent like any spicy dish. He tried it with rotis and he liked it a lot. Here is the simple recipe to make it.

  • Chicken - 250 gms
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Cashews - 6 to 8
  • Milk - 1 cup(preboiled and cooled)
  • Onion - 1 small sized (optional)
  • Tomato - 2 medium sized
  • Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Kasoori methi (dried)- 1 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
Cooking steps
  • Cut Onions, tomatoes and chicken into small  pieces and keep aside
  • Grind cashews with little milk(1 tbsp) to a fine paste in a blender/mixer.
  • Add tomato sauce and ground cashew paste in milk and mix well and keep aside

  • Add chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala and mix well
  • In a preheated frying pan, Add a tsp of butter and let it melts.
  • Add chicken in tawa and make a quick stir.
  • Add salt and garam masala to the chicken and let it cook completely and keep aside.
  • Add a tbsp of butter to the same tawa.
  • Then add onion and fry till it is transparent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste to the fried onion and stir well.
  • Add  the sliced tomato and cook till the raw smell disappears completely.
  • Now simmer the stove and slowly add milk mixture and make sure the milk is not curdling.
  • Add fried chicken to the mixture and stir well
  • Add 1 tbsp of butter and switch off the stove
  • Garnish with kasoori methi.

My 2 cents
  • Adding onions are purely optional. I added this since i like onion aroma in the butter chicken.You can puree the tomato and add it.
  • I used salted butter so skipped to add salt in the final gravy.

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