The Easiest way to make butter chicken

Butter Chicken is an enormously popular dish that you will find served in practically every Indian restaurant around the world. Tender juicy chicken in a rich and creamy sauce with bold flavors that are vibrant and complex. This butter chicken is so good you’ll be drinking the sauce and licking the pan. Oh.. and your family will ask you to make this every night now on!!

Course                                         Main Dish

Cuisine                                         Indian

Cook time                                   30 minutes     

Servings                                     3-4 people                                           

How to make easy and delicious Butter Chicken:


  • 1 kg Chicken pieces
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  •  3 Green Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red Deggi Mirch
  • 7-8 Cashew nuts.
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Amul Cream
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Powder


For Chicken:

  • Take chicken pieces, cut in thin strips, wash well and pat dry using paper towel or napkin.
  • Take red chilli powder, garam masala, salt, mustard oil, kasoori methi, add some lemon juice, and pour cream in a deep bowl and mix well.
  • Add chicken pieces, mix well with the marinade, cover and keep for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, transfer marinated chicken in a baking tray, drizzle some oil over it and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

For Masala:

  • Heat up tbsp oil, add chopped tomatoes, sprinkle some salt, mix, cover and cook for 5 to 7 mins on medium heat.
  • Now add tomato masala with cashew nut and grind well to make a very smooth paste.

For Gravy:

  • Heat up 3 tbsp butter, add that masala paste (tomato-cashew), red deggi mirch powder, coconut powder and cook till oil starts to separate from spices.
  • Add baked chicken pieces, kasoori methi, cover and cook for 5 mins on medium heat.
  • Garnish with fresh cream.