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Recipe source:My Kitchen treasures
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Chicken (cubed)-300 gms

For Marination

  1. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  2. Tandoori masala Powder-1 tsp
  3. Kashmiri chilli powder-1 tsp (or to taste)
  4. Coriander leaves(chopped)-1 tbsp
  5. Yogurt-1 1/2 tbsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Butter/Ghee- 2 tsp

For the sauce

  1. Onion( sliced)-2 large 
  2. Ginger (chopped)-1″ piece
  3. Garlic (chopped)-2 cloves
  4. Tomato (sliced)- 1 medium
  5. Cashew nuts- 5 to 6 nos
  6. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  8. Kashmiri chili powder-1 1/2 to 2 tsp( or use 1tsp paprika and 1/2 tsp chili powder)
  9. Tandoori masala powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
  11. Water- as required
  12. Fresh cream-1/2 cup
  13. Garam masala powder– 1/2  to 3/4 tsp
  14. Nutmeg powder-1 pinch
  15. Fennel  seeds (powdered)-1/2 tsp
  16. Coriander leaves ( chopped)- 2 tbsp(optional)
  17. Butter/Ghee
  18. Salt to taste
  19. Dried Fenugreek leaves( Kasuri methi)– 1 large pinch (optional)


  • Combine the chicken pieces with  all the ingredients  for marination and refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 180 deg C.Arrange the chicken pieces onto a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes ,turning sides once in between.Keep aside.
  • To prepare the sauce,heat  butter in a pan and saute the onion until golden brown.Add chopped ginger and garlic.Fry for a minute and keep aside to cool slightly.
  • In a blender combine this onion along with tomato,cashew nuts,turmeric powder,coriander powder,kashmiri chili powder,tandoori masala powder and cardamom powder.Blend until smooth.
  • Heat butter in a heavy bottomed pan and add the ground masala paste and salt to taste.Cook until oil separates.
  • Add required amount of water( appr 1 cup) and bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce the flame to low and add cream and mix well.
  • Now add baked chicken pieces,garam masala ,nutmeg powder,fennel powder ( add dried fenugreek leaves if using at this point)and mix well.Cover and cook  for few minutes.
  • Switch off the stove add 1 tsp butter (optional ) and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with naan or cumin rice.ENJOY!!

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    April 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    yummy chicken….awesome……..

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    April 1, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    chicken looks super tempting..awesome clicks!!

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    April 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Very delicious and tempting …….

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    Umm Mymoonah
    April 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I adore the flavours of butter chicken, love the texture of your gravy. Beautiful pictures.

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    April 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    mmm, yum! the pics are just fabulous… butter chicken sound awesoem..

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    Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi
    April 1, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    beautiful recipe. love all your clicks.

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    April 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Great recipe… Awesome presentation 🙂

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    April 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

    delicious looking butter chicken and pictures

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    Sobha Shyam
    April 2, 2012 at 12:56 am

    butter chicken looks delicious n tempting 🙂

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    Princy Vinoth
    April 2, 2012 at 6:08 am

    fantastic butter chicken!wonderful and make-me-drool pics!

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    April 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Beautiful clicks dear..Chicken muzhuvan ingedukkan thonunnu…Adipoli.

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    April 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Cant be any better than this…looks so tempting

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    Indian Khana
    April 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Looks so yum and beautiful clicks …fba

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    Suja Manoj
    April 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Fantastic clicks,butter chicken looks irresistible..yum

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    Vimitha Durai
    April 2, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Can i come over? Looks soooo delish and inviting…

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    April 2, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    So tempting n perfect ..lovely combo with butter naan!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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    Jayanthy Kumaran
    April 5, 2012 at 2:42 am

    new to me..looks perfect & great

    Tasty Appetite

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    April 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    super tempting chicken…ur clicks are awesome. Im inviting you to participate in the Kerala Kitchen event im hosting this month

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    April 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

    mmmm…. I wanted to try out the restaurant style butter chicken. This looks perfect.

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    April 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    looks yummy and perfect….

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    This look so delicious
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    Jayanthy Kumaran
    April 16, 2012 at 7:46 am

    excellent cliks…
    fingerlicking gooooooood..;P
    Tasty Appetite

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    June 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Easy and to the Point…. Made it today waiting for the review from my food critic husband…

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