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Indian Butter Chicken

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Ben is a big fan of indian food so i am always eager to learn new dishes for him. This is a rather iconic indian dish! I have made this a long time ago using premix jars and i have to admit that it was awful! That made me think that butter chicken is not a nice dish at all. I totally changed my mind now as it tastes like a completely different dish when i cooked this whole dish from scratch. It’s butterey, cream, tangy and is a perfect match to the rice.

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Recipe adapted from The Meatmen.


  • Marinade
  1. 3 – 4 boneless chicken legs, sliced
  2. 1 cup yogurt
  3. 5 tsp red chilli powder
  4. 1 tbsp minced garlic
  5. 3 tsp lime/lemon juice
  6. 1 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
  • Sauce
  1. 100g butter
  2. 2 yellow onions
  3. 3 tomatoes
  4. 2 tbsp tomato paste
  5. 1 tsp minced garlic
  6. 1 tsp black pepper
  7. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  8. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 1/2 cup cooking cream
  10. 1/2 cup chicken stock
  11. Handful of coriander
  12. Salt


  1. Marinade chicken for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Blend tomatoes and onions until you get a smooth paste.
  3. In a hot skillet, melt butter and saute garlic until fragrant.
  4. Add in tomato and onion paste. Fry until fragrant.
  5. Add in tomato paste and mix well.
  6. Add in chilli powder, turmeric, salt and pepper.
  7. Cook until mixture is very thick.
  8. Add in chicken, marinade, chicken stock and cream.
  9. Mix well and bring to boil.
  10. Simmer until sauce is thick and creamy.
  11. Add in coriander in the last few minutes and season with more salt to taste

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