Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Total: 1 hour

One of the most exquisite chicken recipe invented from a restaurant in Delhi. This juicy chunk of chicken will always be credited to Kundan Lal Gujral, the man behind the procedure. Besides, from the street of Delhi, the recipe has had a long way of travel to Indian restaurants in Peterborough. What keeps the taste different from other restaurant is the elegant touch from our executive chef. Here we will reveal you the secret to prepare the savoury butter chicken recipe.


Carbohydrates Protein Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Potassium Sugar Calcium Calories
10g 24g 37g 15g 137mg 301mg 620mg 6g 78mg 477 kcal


  1. Chicken (Preferably Boneless) 1lb
  2. Lemon Juice ¾ Tbsp
  3. Salt ¼ Tsp
  4. Red Chilli Powder ½ Tsp
  5. Dried Fenugreek Leaves ¾ Tsp
  6. Turmeric 1/8 Tsp
  7. Hung Curd ½ Cup
  8. Ginger Garlic Paste 1 Tbsp
  9. Gravy
  10. Ginger Garlic Paste 1 Tsp
  11. Cinnamon 1
  12. Cloves 2 Piece
  13. Green Cardamom 2 Pieces
  14. Green Chilli Slit 2 Pieces
  15. Butter 2 Tbsp
  16. Tomatoes 4 Pieces
  17. Cashew Nuts 18 Pieces
  18. Red Chilli Powder 1Tsp
  19. Garam Masala ¾ Tsp
  20. Powdered Fenugreek Leaves ½ Tsp
  21. Coriander 2 Tbsp


  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 137mg
  • Sodium: 301mg
  • Potassium: 620mg
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Calcium: 78mg
  • Calories: 477 kcal

Cooking Instructions

1. Marinate the chicken with chilli powder, salt and lemon juice for over 20 minutes. After that, add yoghurt, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder, oil, turmeric and dried fenugreek leaves.

2. Keep the marinated chicken for 12 hours in your refrigerator before cook time. This will help it to be more tender.

3. Now add cashews in a blender along with tomatoes to make a refine puree. Along with that, add ginger garlic paste.

4. Grill or roast chicken

5. You can grill the chicken in two different ways

Oven Method

Heat the oven for over 20 minutes at 240 degrees celsius. Grill the meat for about 30 minutes according to the size of the chicken. However, keep in mind that the chicken doesnt loses its tenderness.

Stove Method

On a pan, add butter along with the marinade, fry the chicken on high flame.


1. Heat a pan and add butter in it. Further, sauté cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon for a minute. Add ginger-garlic paste along with green chillies and fry it until you smell the fragrance.

2. Pour the tomato cashew puree and add sugar and salt with red chilli powder. Mix the ingredients until the puree becomes dense. You will figure out that the puree starts getting associated.

3. Meanwhile, add a cup of water, boil the mixture for 5 minutes, now add chicken and simmer it for 5 minutes. Once it boils, the chicken becomes more tender, add garam masala with powdered dried fenugreek

4. Stir the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes and pour chilled cream and switch off the stove. You can also garnish butter chicken with extra gravy and coriander leaves. Now you can relish your homemade butter chicken.


The butter chicken recipe needs chicken marination for 4 to 5 hours. This will help you to make it softer and tastier. The gravy may curdle if the stove is not immediately switched off.


Jamshed Gulati

This Recipe is addictingly good and one of the best Butter Chickens I’ve ever eaten.

Bhanupriya Arpit Aggarwal

I love your recipe it's clear and simple to make as well as absolutely Delicious.

Yvonne Martin

Fabulous recipe definately adding this recipe to my cookbook, thank you so much.

Fardeen Balan

I have made this tonight it fantabulous in test and fully presentable for Dinner.

Mia Lewis

The amazing taste and smell of butter chicken say all, worth the time and effort involved in it.

Kamlesh Khan

I made it myself, honestly speaking there was a magic in every bite of this butter chicken.

Kimberly Ross

The dish made my son happy with its great mouthwatering smell and fantastic taste.

Sirish Bhalla

The Butter Chicken recipe worked as a mood switcher for me.

Hanuman Dev Kanda

Fabulously Great in taste with exotic flavour of butter and spicy chicken.

Kiran Rampersad

After tasting it, my heart is wondering for more chicken you know.

Jiya Persaud

This butter chicken recipe makes my whole family happy with its authentic and amazing flavors.

Qadim Raj Mane

This dish egnited my hunger more for butter chicken.