About Butter Chicken
Butter chicken is an authentic Mughlai dish which can be relished with a range of bread or rice. People love to eat it with tandoori roti, butter naan, laccha parantha, white rice or jeera rice besides Tawa roti or even Biriyani. The specialty of Butter Chicken is that it doesn’t need much ingredients for finger licking taste. It is one of the simplest recipes to start with Mughlai cuisine. Moreover, its red gravy has a mouth-watering taste even without being spicy. That is one of the major reason that throughout the world people love to eat Butter Chicken.
READY IN: 1 hrs 30mins
1 Full marinated roasted chicken in medium pieces
Ingredients to make Gravy
1 tablespoons garam masala
1 tablespoons black cumin seeds (Shahi Jeera)
150 ml Ghee/ Refine oil/ Vegetable oil
2 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste
3 to 4 green chili (Chopped)
400 gm tomato puree
1 tablespoon Kashmiri chili powder
Salt as per your taste
1⁄2 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon fenugreek leaves
1/2 cup thick cream
100gm Yellow butter
Handful cashews and Almonds for paste
Ingredients for Garnishing:
Fine chopped Green Coriander
Fine Chopped ginger
To make gravy:
Pour Ghee/Oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
Add cumin seeds.
When Jeera begins to puff and bubble, add ginger, garlic paste and heat till it gets light brown.
Now mix tomato puree and keep on stirring till puree leaves oil.
Stir at least for 5 minutes then mix cashew and almond paste along with chopped green chillies keep on stirring till puree leaves oil.
Step- 6 :
Mix garam masala, red Kashmiri chilli and fenugreek along with half of yellow butter
Mix garam masala, red Kashmiri chilli and fenugreek.
Now add pieces of chicken in masala.
Bring to boil; reduce heat to low and add salt to taste. Now mix sugar as well as 2/3 of cream and keep stirring at least 15 minutes on simmer heat while mixing milk to make puree thin. Gradually the gravy starts leaving oil. Once the oil starts appearing on the sides its ready to be served.
Garnish with rest of the cream, butter, chopped coriander and ginger.