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Butter chicken

Butter chicken is a signature dish.Punjabi cuisine at its non-vegetarian best.
Prep Time6 hrs
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: butter chicken, murg makhani
Servings: 3

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 400 g chicken curry cut
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoon oil for brushing

Sauce:

  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon ghee/oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 50 ml cooking cream
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi/dried fenugreek leaves
  • Chopped coriander to garnish

Instructions

Marination:

  • Mix all the ingredients for marination and add chicken to it.
  • Keep it aside for 4-6 hours.
  • Grill it in an pre-heated fan-forced oven at 160 deg C(180 deg C for convection) for 10 minutes.
  • Brush oil on the chicken and turn them over and grill again for 10 minutes.

Sauce:

  • Steam the tomatoes,de-skin,puree and sieve it.
  • In a pan,heat oil,add tomato sauce to it.
  • Add spices to it and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now,add the grilled chicken to it and let it come to a boil,cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add cream,butter to it and stir well.
  • Add dried fenugreek leaves and garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice.