Butter Chicken Masala Recipe

Jyothi Rajesh
56 ratings.
Butter Chicken Masala Recipe

In the west, people assume Indian cuisine is all about butter chicken. Butter chicken is no doubt delicious, creamy delightful chicken dish which is packed with flavours and texture. Butter chicken is one dish that always tops with menu card list. This dish is loved by kids and adults. One of the easy dish to prepare for a get together or party. If you are a vegetarian, use paneer instead of chicken or even better, use mushrooms for healthier and light options.

Serve Butter Chicken Masala with Steamed Rice, Phulkas or Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha. This makes a great party food too.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar recipes such as

  1. Chettinad Mutton Chops
  2. Chicken Tomato Macaroni
  3. Kalwanche Tonak 

Cuisine: North Indian
Course: Dinner
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


  • 500 grams Boneless chicken
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 4 Kashmiri dry red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Cardamom (Pods /Seeds) , seeds only
  • 20 Cashew nuts
  • 3 tablespoon Butter , + 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • Water , as required 

Directions for Butter Chicken Masala Recipe

  1. To begin making the Butter Chicken recipe, wash the chicken thoroughly. Add about 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon red chili powder and marinate it for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  2. In a wide pan add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon oil. Add cloves, cinnamon stick and cardamom seeds to hot oil+butter mix.

  3. Add dried red chilies and mix. Add chopped onions, ginger, garlic pieces and cook until onions turn soft.

  4. Add cashews, and continue to cook for 2 minutes.

  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until tomatoes turn mushy and soft.

  6. Turn off flame and let the mix cool completely. Then blend it into a puree (no need to add water).

  7. Now into the same pan, add remaining butter and oil. Add chicken pieces and cook until the pieces start to turn white. Now add the ground masala puree and cook for 5 minutes.

  8. Add the spice powders, turmeric, coriander powder and salt, mix well.

  9. Cook until chicken pieces are fully cooked, soft and tender. Add water if required while cooking the chicken.

  10. Butter chicken is ready. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves and some butter.

  11. Serve Butter Chicken with Steamed Rice, Phulkas or Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha. This makes a great party food too.

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Last Modified On Wednesday, 04 January 2017 13:16

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