Butter Chicken

This is one of my favorites and it is adapted from Mrs. Lakshmi Nair‘s recipes. She hosts the “magic oven” cookery show on Kairali TV. I love her way of presentation , her dressing  and the  beautiful smile on her face. Hope you all enjoy this yummy mouthwatering curry.


  1. Chicken( cut into pieces) – 1/2 kg
  2. Ginger paste – 2tsp
  3. Garlic Paste – 2tsp
  4. Ginger-garlic (chopped into pieces) – 1 tbsp
  5. Onion(chopped) – 3
  6. Tomato -2
  7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tbsp
  9. Kasoori Methi powder – 2 tsp
  10. Cashewnut Paste – 2 tbsp
  11. Cloves -6
  12. Cinnamon stick – 2
  13. Cardamom – 4
  14. Oil
  15. Salt
  16. Fresh cream -1/4 cup
  17. Butter – 2tbsp
  18. Coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Marinate chicken pieces with ginger-garlic paste and salt for 30 mins.Fry till light brown in color.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.Saute cloves,cinnamon,cardamom,chopped ginger-garlic  and onions.
  3. Add turmeric powder,red chilly powder,kasoori Methi powder and once the raw smell goes add chopped tomatoes and fry till done.
  4. Once it is cool, Grind it into a fine paste.
  5. In a pan, mix well fried chicken pieces, masala paste and cashewnut paste, salt and bring it to boil .
  6. Once the gravy is dry, remove from heat. Garnish with fresh cream, butter and coriander leaves.
  7. Serve warm  with rice or chappathi


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7 Responses

  1. Asha says:

    Butter chicken is the one thing we all LOVE in our home, looks delcious!:))

  2. shriya says:

    Its my fav chicken curry. Yours look absolutely yummy and delicious. Nice recipe.

  3. Divya Vikram says:

    Butter chicken looks too delicious

  4. Vani says:

    Looks creamy & delicious! 🙂

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  6. Sukanya says:

    Comminting on ur blog after a long time. Butter chicken looks YUM!.. So creamy. I have also posted butter chicken long back… Loved urs…

  7. Seena says:

    hm, LN’s recipe, great, recently saw one of her books, do u have one?

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