Butter Chicken

Serves 2-3

Preparation time 10 Minutes

Cooking time 25 Minutes

Ingredients

Tomatoes - 6-7

Green chillies - 4-5

Cashew nuts - 1 cup

Ginger knots - 1 knot

Garlic cloves - 5-6

Green cardamom - 5-6

Chicken cubes - 200 gms

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

White butter - 1/4 cup

Fresh cream - 1/4 cup

Honey - 2 tbsp

Dried fenugreek/kasoori methi - 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder - 2 tbsp

Yoghurt - 1/4 cup

Desi ghee - 3-4 tbsp

Your simple and succulent home-made butter chicken that replicates and matches the drooling flavour of a restaurant!


Method

1) Start by boiling water in a saucepan and to the pan add quartered tomatoes, green chillies (2-3), cashew nuts, garlic, ginger and cardamom.

2) Let It all boil and reduce by half, and blend it into a fine paste/gravy once everything is cooked.

3) While the gravy is boiling, marinate the chicken with salt, red chilli powder and yoghurt and put it on skewers. Roast the chicken in the oven till it is cooked, incase you don’t have an oven, cook the chicken in a grill pan or a fry pan.

4) Place a kadai on the heat and add the ghee to it. To the ghee add the remaining slim green chillies and ginger juliennes and fry for 2 mins. Add some more red chilli powder to the ghee to give the gravy a vibrant orange colour.

5) Add the blended gravy to the kadai and cook it till you start seeing specs of ghee/oil coming to the top.

6) Add in the chicken along with the butter, cream and honey and give it a stir to bring the whole thing together.

7) Finish off with the kasoori methi powder.

8) Garnish with some cream and kasoori methi and serve hot.


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