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Butter chicken recipe indian style
Easy Butter Chicken Recipe (Indian Style)
Prep Time
1 hr 5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

Indian Butter Chicken with a rich creamy sauce and a fantastic blend of spices. This is my take on the classic dish that makes a delicious family dinner.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: indian chicken recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 668 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the marinade
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander (cilantro)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
For the sauce
  • 2 cups tomato passata
  • 1/2 cup double cream (heavy cream)
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • freshly-chopped coriander (cilantro) to garlish
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. To make the mariande, combine all the ingredients together, toss the chicken pieces in and mix well to coat.

  2. Cover the bowl with clingfilm, and refrigerate for at least one hour, ideally longer.

  3. Heat up the oil in a large pan, and fry the chicken pieces on a medium heat for about 5-6 minutes until cooked through.

  4. Add the tomato passata, garlic and ginger paste, sugar and garam masala and give a good stir.

  5. Leave to cook on a low to medium heat for 20 minutes, until the sauce is reduced by almost a quarter, and it coats the chicken pieces well.

  6. Add the cream, mix well and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  7. Remove from the heat and garnish with freshly-chopped coriander leaves.

Recipe Notes
  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Butter Chicken Recipe (Indian Style)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 668 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 227mg76%
Sodium 370mg15%
Potassium 2049mg59%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 57g114%
Vitamin A 2405IU48%
Vitamin C 31.8mg39%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.