Butter Chicken | Chicken Recipes | Step by step

Butter Chicken | Chicken Recipes | Step by step

As  i have said Sunday means special lunch in our house. Yesterday as special lunch day i made this butter chicken.I slightly adapted the recipe from here.My Kids loved it very much.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Marination time: 15min
Cooking time: 30mins
Recipe type: gravy/ side dish
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Author: Babitha
Serves: 3


For marination:
  • chicken -1\2 kg 
  • chilly powder-2 tsp
  • turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • Garam masala-1\2 tsp
  • Yogurt-1\3 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red food colour-a pinch(optional)

For masala:
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Butter-2 tbsp
  • Onion-2 medium(thinly sliced)
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • tomato-2 medium(pureed)
  • Chilly powder-1 tsp
  • Coriander powder-2 tsp
  • turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • Garam masala-1\2 tsp
  • Sugar-1\2 tsp(optional)
  • Cream -1\3 cup
  • Salt to taste

Coriander /cilantro leaves-to garnish


1.Clean the chicken well.Cut in to small pieces if u wish.In a mixing bowl add all ingredients under "to marinate" along with chicken and mix well.Keep it for 30 mins to 1 hours.

2.Heat oil in a kadai and add these marinate chicken pieces and shallow fry it for 5-8 mins,flip in between.Keep it aside.

3.Heat butter with oil,saute onions till translucent,then add ginger garlic paste and saute till its raw smell goes.

4.then add the tomato puree and cook for some time,then add in all masala powder with salt and some water.Fold in the fried chicken pieces and cook for some times till the masala blends in.Add in cream and mix well.
5.When it becomes little thick switch it off.Garnish it with coriander leaves.

Serve with naan/rice/pulao.


1.Add spice level according to your spice level.


  1. delicious curry,another chicken recipe for me to try...

  2. Delicious and wonderfully made dear...

  3. Wow! Delicious butter chicken! Lovely clicks! :D

  4. Butter chicken looks delicious love it.

  5. it is looking so spicy and colourful.:)just love it


  6. Delicious...!!! I like chicken curry very much. Thanks for sharing this food guide.

  7. The Butterchicken looks sooo inviting!!!!Will surely try it out!

  8. yumm yumm yummy..my fav ..looks superb

  9. wow my mouth is watering for this butter chicken.
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