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Butter Chicken

Updated: Aug 21, 2021


I love spicy food and curries are no exception. However, I decided to order butter chicken dish from a takeaway for a change. I am glad that I did because it is delicious.

The best thing about this dish is that it is not that spicy compared to the others (although it can still pack a punch). When cooked right it is full of spices and flavourful, buttery chicken.

One day, I cooked this dish for the family. Mum loved it because she has a lower spice threshold than me but still loves a kick. My sister and her daughter also got in on the fun too. I recommend this meal to anyone. Moreover, traditional butter chicken has almond nuts. If you have nut allergies, you can use this recipe.



Chicken Marinade

-Plain Greek Yogurt

-2 Tsp Minced Garlic-Ginger Paste

-2 Tsp Garam Masala

-1 Tsp Ground Turmeric

-1 Tsp Ground Cumin

-1 Tsp Chilli Powder

-1 Coriander leaves

Butter Chicken Sauce

-Vegetable oil

-1 Tbsp Ghee (Butter can work as an alternative)

-Extra thick double cream

-1 onion

-potatoes chopped in half

-1 chilli pepper (de-seed if you prefer food less spicy)

-Chicken stock

-2 Tsp Minced Garlic-Ginger Paste -2 Tsp Garam Masala

-1 Tsp Ground Cumin

-1 Ground Coriander

-1 Tsp Chilli Powder

-Tomato purée

-1 tsp coriander leaves

-1 tsp parsley leaves (optional)

-1/2 fenugreek leaves

Serve with basmati rice or naan bread


  1. Wash the chicken

  2. Season the chicken using the marinade and mix with your hand.

  3. Let the chicken marinate for 30 minutes.

  4. Fry the chicken in a pan of oil until brown on each side.

  5. Add onion, garlic-ginger paste, cumin, ground coriander, chilli powder.

  6. Add tomato purée and cook until it is a red colour.

  7. Add

  8. Add cream, coriander leaves, fenugreek leaves and parsley.

  9. Add the chicken to the sauce.

  10. Add chicken stock if sauce gets too thick.

  11. Allow the chicken to stew until ready.

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