Monday 2 March 2015

Butter Chicken Masala

Here comes my 200th post. Can't believe I've actually done 200 posts...Super happy ;).

So this weekend I chose to cook a yummy, flavourful butter chicken masala. I did not use any red colouring so if you would like it to look red, you can add in some colour. Even my 2 year old enjoyed it.

Ingredients :

Oil for cooking.

To marinate :

1/2 kg boneless, skinless chicken pieces
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
salt to taste

Mix above ingredients and leave aside.

For masala,
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 large onion, chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
bay leaf -2
2 big tomatoes, pureed
1/4 cup cooking cream
1 tbsp. dried fenugreek leaves
salt to taste


Heat a oil in a pan and place the marinated chicken in a single layer and cook . Flip and cook on both sides. Remove and keep aside.

In a wok, heat butter, add cumin seeds and let them sizzle. Add in the chopped onions and cook till slightly browned. Add in ginger garlic paste, bay leaf and sauté for a min.

Add in chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt. Stir well and add in tomate puree. Cover and cook abt 5-8 mins. Add water as required.

Now add in chicken pieces and mix well. Cook on low heat till chicken tender. Add in cream and dried fenugreek leaves. Simmer for a couple of mins and turn off heat.

Serve hot.

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