Butter Chicken Masala Recipe

A classic butter chicken masala loved by one and all

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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 Butter Naan and Palak Paneer for a delicious punjabi style dinner

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


    To marinate
  • 300 grams Boneless chicken , cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt (Curd)
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • For the Butter Chicken Masala
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 cup Homemade tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1/4 cup Fresh cream
  • 1 tablespoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • Salt , to taste

How to make 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 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder marinate it for 30 minutes to an hour.

  2. After an hour take the chicken pieces out and add curd, garam masala, half of ginger and garlic paste and marinate for 30 more minutes.

  3. Heat a teaspoon of butter over medium heat, add bay leaf, cinnamon powder, ginger and garlic paste and allow it to sizzle. 

  4. Once done, add the marinated chicken pieces and let the chicken cook in its own masala for 4 minutes. 

  5. Into the same pan, add tomato puree, salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder and garam masala. Cover and cook for at least 5 minutes. 

  6. Add fresh cream, honey and water (if required) and simmer the butter chicken masala until the chicken is cooked completely.

  7. Stir in the Kasuri methi and serve hot.

  8. Serve Butter Chicken Masala with Butter Naan and Palak Paneer for a delicious punjabi style dinner

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Last Modified On Tuesday, 19 December 2017 10:22
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