DN Recipe: Butter Chicken

DN Bureau


New Delhi/ 24 November 2016.
If you are a non-vegetarian and craving for chicken, then the best choice would be butter chicken.


Butter chicken is a Punjabi cuisine; it is a mildly spiced chicken curry. 


Dynamite News brings you the recipe of Butter Chicken.


Oil                                 2 tablespoon
Onion                           1cup
Butter                          2 tablespoon
Lemon juice               2 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste   1 teaspoon
Garam masala            1 teaspoon 
Chili powder                 1 teaspoon 
Cumin                             1 teaspoon
Bay leaf                          1
Yogurt                            ¼ cup
Tomato puree             1 cup
Salt                                  to taste
Black pepper               1 teaspoon
Boneless Chicken           1 pound
Corn flour                        1 tablespoon
Water                               ¼ cup
Coriander leaves             to garnish
Cream                                to garnish   


Heat the oil in a pan on medium high heat. 


Saute onion until it turns soft and brown. Add butter, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, chili powder, cumin and bay leaf. 


Let it cook for a minute. Add tomato puree and cook for few minutes, stir it continuously. 


Add yogurt and water in the pan, reduce heat to low and simmer it for 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper according to your taste. Remove it from heat and set aside.


Heat oil in a pan and fry the chicken until its turns light brown. 


Reduce heat, and season with garam masala and chili powder. Now add the sauce, and put it on simmer and let the chicken cook. 

Mix together cornflour and water, then add it to the pan. Cook it for 5 to 10 minutes or until the gravy is thick.

Garnish it with coriander leaves and cream. 

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