Thursday, October 14, 2010

Butter Chicken Recipe (Restaurant Style)


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Butter chicken recipe, learn to make restaurant style butter chicken with step by step pictures.

A quick and easy way to make restaurant style butter chicken at home..

Just the other day I was chatting with Ponnu (my cousin) and she asked to take a break from baking and post some chicken recipes. So that made me throw off all the cookies, cakes etc from my mind at least for sometime and this butter chicken recipe took over. This has been handed down by my good friend Elsy from Mercara. Once during x’mas time she gave a party and that was the first time I tasted this. Now why I call it restaurant style is because Elsy got it from some chef in Mumbai and after I tried it I felt this has the same restaurant taste. Most of us are a little hesitant while ordering butter chicken at a restaurant because of the butter and cashew nuts and the best thing is that there is no cashew nuts in this. The chicken is so sooooooooo soft I mean super soft, so why is that it is soft….well the chicken has to be marinated in curd for overnight and that makes the chicken soft, juicy, and tender. This is quite easy to prepare and does not take much time. You will have guests asking for more because of the soft, tender, and juicy chicken.

Author: Nisa Homey
Serves: 3-4.
To marinate:
Chicken: ½ kg.
Curd (not sour): ½  to 1 cup (it should cover the chicken).
Pepper powder: ½ tsp.
Garam masala: ½ tsp.
Salt.

Mix all together and marinate overnight or at least 3 to 4 hours if you are in a hurry.

Ingredients:
Onion: 2
Ginger garlic paste 1 ½ tsp.
Tomato sauce: 3 to 4 tbsp.
Red chilly powder: 2 tsp, heaped (use Kashmiri chilly as it has less heat)
Water: 1/4 cup.
Fresh cream: ¼ cup.(I use amul low fat cream).
Kasuri Methi: 1 tsp.
Coriander leaves: 2 or 3 springs, chopped.

Method:
Mince onion in a food processor and keep aside. Heat a pan and put butter/ghee/refined oil. Though butter is best, you can use half and half if you are calorie conscious. Saute onion till light brown and add ginger garlic paste and fry till oil comes on top. Flame on low heat through out the cooking please.

Add chilly powder and mix well.

Add tomato sauce.


Add the marinated chicken/curd mixture. Saute well for some time and cook on low flame.

Mix well.

Add 1 tsp kasuri methi.


Add the fresh cream.

Add 1/4 cup of water, let it come to a boil....Garnish with coriander leaves. Simmer for a minute or two.

Serve hot with roti/Indian flatbread, bhatura .....enjoy quick butter chicken...the restaurant style!!

44 comments:

  1. thanks nisachech.. we have some guests this sat n i shall try this tomo !

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  2. Nice. This looks great, too.

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  3. this looks so delicious!!!

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  4. You can learn to cook butter chicken restaurant style with help of the post here. Good post

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  5. I would love to try this but, forgive my ignorance... what is curd?

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    1. Hi Anon-Curd is what you call as homemade plain yogurt....hope this helps....thank you for stopping by :)

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    2. I just made it yummmm lizbeth

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    3. So glad that you enjoyed it and thanks a ton for stopping by :)

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  6. Looks good, can't wait to try it but first I need to know....What is kasuri method?

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    1. Hi Anon, thanks for stopping by....first of all let me clarify, it is not kasuri method...it is kasuri methi , its a hindi word...meaning dried fenugreek leaves...methi means fenugreek leaves....you can get kasuri methi in Asian stores/Indian stores...it gives a subtle flavor to the curry....hope this helps.

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    2. Its such a simple and easy recipe will definitely try...liz

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    3. You should try! this is too good :)

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  7. The pepper powder in the marinade, is that red pepper powder? or something different?
    can't wait to try the recipe!

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    1. Hi Cristin, the pepper powder is black pepper!! and in the curry, I used Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder, it has very low heat but brilliant color....so there is no need for any red color!! hope this helps...thank you for stopping by and happy cooking :)

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  8. Thanks!! I have it in the fridge for tonight!

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    1. My pleasure, Cristin...do let me know how it turned out :)

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  9. What time will the chicken take to cook?

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  10. Dont we have to fry or grill the chicken before we put into the gravy?

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    1. Hi Indu, for this particular recipe, you dont need too...try it you will love it...thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. hi Nisa,just wondering when to add the 1/4 cup water

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  12. Hi Jayasree, I updated it, thanks for letting me know....Merry Christmas in advance :)

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  13. Hi Nisa, I've tried your Butter Chicken Restaurant style and Easy Friedrice for Christmas Lunch.... Butter Chicken is too good and very easy to make. Will repeat it for sure.... I'm a regular visitor to your blog and love your recipes...

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    1. Hi Indu, I am so glad you enjoyed your Christmas Lunch......thankyou!!

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  14. By tomato sauce you mean tomato puree?

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  15. Hi Priya, its tomato sauce...not puree! hope this helps.

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  16. Just landed on ur website and I am drooling..ha ha ha..
    can t move form ur website and cant resist to do it right now..such a simple one/..
    hav already marinated it...will cook it now..will reply u with my butter chicken..sorry its urs!

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  17. Hi, nisa I'am going to try it.It looks very easy.

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  18. i tried it came out so well. thakZz a lot

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  19. Looks delicious...any alternative to kasuri methi?

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    1. Hi Vincent....kasuri methi is dried methi leaves....and it gives a different yet subtle flavor....if you do not have at hand...its okay to omit it...hope this helps.

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  20. I tried it today & it came out brilliant. Became a fan of this butter chicken. Thank you Nisa.

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    1. Yay! I am so glad to hear this...thank you Priyanka for stopping by with this amazing comment :)

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  21. Hello..I love this recipe and would love to try it. I am from South Africa and am not familiar with kasuri methi.
    What exactly is it? Many thanks:-)

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    1. Kasuri methi is dried (methi) fenugreek leaves ....you can try this dish without it too....hope this helps and thanks a ton for stopping by :)

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  22. Am new to the world of cooking. Just married and entering the kitchen for the first time. I came across your site and loved the recepies. Please don't mind my ignorance, but when you mention tomato sauce in this recepie do u mean tomato ketchup? And any particular brand in mind. I am from Mumbai and there are so many varieties - with onion n garlic, without am totally confused hence have not tried this out as yet. Please ma'am could you help sort my doubt, I know you don't mean readymade tomato purée. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Yes, use tomato ketchup...brands like kissan and maggi are good...just plain kissan tomato ketchup would be fine...hope this helps and happy cooking!

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  23. mam i tried this.. it turned out really good and tasted awesome.. my parents and husband loved the curry. thank you mam..

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    1. So happy to know this, Nithya,,,,but pls lets cut the mam thing...its too formal. Have a nice weekend!

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  24. A very Simple yet a perfect recipe of butter chicken. Thanks ma'am for the wonderful recipe, everyone loved it at home. Guys don't miss out on this one.its yum!!!

    Regards,
    Gauri

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    1. Hi Gauri, you are so right..nobody should miss this recipe, its too good!! So glad u enjoyed the butter chicken and thanks for stopping by with the feedback! :)

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