Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Butter Chicken

Set 1 (chicken marination) :

Chicken boneless - 450 g (diced)
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Lime juice - 1/2 no.
Red orange food colour - as required
Chillipowder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Marinate everything for at least 1 and 1/2 hr. Cook in Iron skillet.

(sizzling in iron skillet)

Set 2 (for making curry paste) :

Onions - 2 no. (cut in to small chunks)

Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp each

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 3 tsp (can reduce if u want, I like it hot)
Nutmeg powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste
Whole tomato Tin - 1/2 tin

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick kadai, fry onions, cover and stir time to time.

Add gg paste and fry, add all powders and fry.

tomatoes and salt cook in high heat until mushy. and Keep aside.

When it's cool enough, grind it in to paste. keep aside until needed.

Set 3 (roasting):

Roast Hand ful of cashews in microwave and grind coarsely in coffee grinder, keep aside.


1) Whole spices - Cardamom, Whole cloves, Cinnamon, Star anise 1 no. - remaining 2 each. Fry these in 3 tbsp butter in a deep non-stick kadai.

2) Add Sultanas and Set 2 curry paste. and fry until it is bubbling. Add Set 3 powder and mix well and cook for 2 mins.

3) Add little water in grinded jar (which u have made curry paste earlier) and pulse it and add this mixture to above and cook for 2 mins. add little orange red colour.

4) Add 250 ml Cream and mix well.

5) Add cooked chicken pieces from Set 1. Cook everything until butter floats. Add garam masala 1 and 1/2 tsp and cook 3 more mins. Check for salt and sweetness it may require and Serve.

Serve this with Naan or spiced rice.


Can do the same as above, but in my picture while doing I have added fresh tomatoes 4 no. chopped up, including 3 no. tomatoes from a whole tin and cooked as usual. 
© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu


Indira said...

Hi Rajani,

Nice blog you have here. I particularly liked the drawing of amma and baby.:) Did you draw it? Very creative!

Dal, curry and rasam...that looks like a wonderful meal and what more one can ask for.:)

Thanks for trying out the recipe and letting me know. Glad to hear that you liked it and also for your nice words about Mahanandi.

About Kantola, I have to look for it in frozen section. Sounds interesting.


Anonymous said...

haiii..am new to u r blog....but heared about u r blog..my friend told me....amma i like butter chicken very much....thanks for telling this recepie..and i have one dought about this butter chicken..what is the cream 250ml..and one more if there is no microoven available in home..then what to do...????i dnt have microoven in my hostel then naku butter chicken undada???? in these cases how to prepare rost?cr pls tell me amma.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi sushma,

I don't know how I missed your comment.

regarding your query you don't need a microwave for this. Irom skillet vunte chalu, google cheyandi, you will find the picture to know what I am talking about.

Cream is they sell in cartons, see in super market freezer section. Meegada in telugu.


sangeethaprakash said...

HAI, i am new to this blog and its yummy to see all the recipes. i need the recipe for jeera rice

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sangeetha,

It's easy, just add oil + ghee little cumin 1 tsp, cinnamon - clove - cardamom - bayleaf - 1 each, gg paste, and bit of onion fry everything and add basmati rice, salt and water. can omit onion and gg paste.


Unknown said...

Hi am new to ur blog...was just wondering what you meant by sultanas in the recipe

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Bevita,

Sultanas are nothing but kismiss.