Saturday, November 30, 2013

EASY BUTTER CHICKEN RECIPE | CHICKEN MAKHANI

 This recipe " BUTTER CHICKEN " is very easy recipe , if we have all the ingredients at hand . I made this recipe for my husbands office Potluck . Check out all the chicken recipes in my blog here . So now off to today's post Easy Butter chicken Recipe  .

Easy Butter Chicken recipe , Indian Chicken Makhani recipe
EASY BUTTER CHICKEN RECIPE | CHICKEN MAKHANI


Ingredients:

  • Chicken - 1 kilogram ( Cleaned , Skin out and chopped )
  • Onion - 500 gram , Very finely chopped
  • Tomato - 500 gram , pureed
  • Green Chilli - 4 numbers , slit
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 100 grams ( Click here for the recipe )
  • Red chilli powder - 2 tablespoon
  • Corinader powder - 1 table spoon
  • Paprika powder - 2 tea spoon
  • Cayenne pepper Powder - 2 tea spoon
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh cream - 1 cup ( Click here for the recipe )
  • Ground Cashew Nut paste - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - To taste
  • Kasthoori Methi Powder - 2 tea spoon
  • Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon .
  • Bell peppers - 1 number , Diced ( Optional )
  • Salt - To taste 
  • Cilantro Leaves - Few leaves chopped  ( For Garnishing )
To Marinate Chicken :

  • Turmeric Powder - 2 Tea spoon

Method:

 Clean and marinate the chicken with turmeric powder . Set aside for atleast 30 minutes . This removes the smell from the chicken .

How to clean chicken
Heat oil and Butter in a heavy bottom pan . Add the finely chopped onion to it  , and cook till it become translucent .  ( I used my food processor to chop onions )


Now add the pureed Tomatoes and green chilli's  to the cooked onion .


Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes away  . Now add Cashew nut paste , salt , Paprika powder , garam masala powder , red chilli powder , coriander powder , Cayenne pepper Powder and fry them .


Cook till the oil separates out from the gravy . Now add the chicken pieces.


Add some water and cook till the chicken pieces become soft and tender .



Cook till the oil  separates out from the gravy . Now add the fresh cream  and kasthori Methi Powder , and diced capsicum .


Cook till the oil separates from the gravy and capsicum should not be over cooked , it should be crunchy .Garnish with cilantro leaves . Delicious Butter Chicken Curry is ready to serve .


This Butter Chicken curry  goes well with Naan and other Roti and parathas .  Check out the other side dishes for roti by clicking here .

Note : 

  • Instead of Cashew paste any nut paste could be added like Walnut paste or Almond paste as per your choice . 
  • The Capsicum could be used if desired it is purely optional.
  • The paprika powder is added to give the natural red color to the gravy .
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10 comments:

  1. I have also made a similar dish yet I am always in to try out other versions. I see lots of ingredients and the temptation comes from the mixtures of spicy and creamy flavors of cashew. Yum and what a perfect dish.

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  2. My hubby loves butter chicken.I like your style of preparation.Too good dear with cayenne pepper and capsicum.

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  3. Yummy butter chicken. Looks delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. nice recipe and well explained. yumm yummy dish.
    I was away from blogs for some time...so just checking out on most of you. Hope you doing well..keep in touch...
    rgds...

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  5. very delicious and yummy butter chicken...

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  6. Amazing pictures, murgh makhani is a must to try for anybody, it is simply delicious.

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