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Classic Butter Chicken

Classic Butter Chicken
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time

20 min.

8 - 10
This recipe is quick and easy. Does not require much effort. The recipe requires just a few ingredients to make this a classic dish.
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Source:  SHANAAZ
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  • 1 kg chicken fillets - cut into cubes
  • 80 gr butter
  • 1 teaspoon crushed ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon crushed green chllies
  • 500 ml milk
  • 80 gr butter
  • 500 ml fresh cream
  • pinch of yellow food colour
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • salt to taste

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Cooking Directions

  1. Put chicken in pot.

  2. Add the 80 grams butter and ginger and garlic paste.

  3. Cook for 8 minutes on medium heat. throw away liquid.

  4. Return chicken to pot. Add chillies, 80 gram butter salt and cook for 2 minutes.

  5. Add to chicken, milk, fresh cream, food colour.

  6. Cook for 2 minutes.

  7. Add flour to thicken gravy.

  8. Cook until chicken is done. Serve with roti or naan.

  9. Enjoy!

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Comments posted by users for Classic Butter Chicken recipe:

  1. i like this classic butter chicken i will try thanks for the mail thanks for khana

    on Feb 21 2010 4:02AM Report Abuse Guest
  2. suberb!!! i gotta try this one...

    on Feb 12 2010 7:59AM Report Abuse Guest
  3. Dear Guest we would love to see your cool and good chicken recipe. Let the viewers decide whose recipes is really good :)

    on Feb 10 2010 11:39AM Report Abuse KP ADMIN
  4. this is wrong way i make butter chicken so cool and good of other chef best is samina jalil

    on Feb 8 2010 11:57PM Report Abuse Guest
  5. This recipe is a variation of butter chicken, with no spices and tomatoes. The reason for throwing out the liquid is to take away the smell of the chicken, because no spice is used. If you want to leave the liquid you can do so, and cook the chicken till the water is burnt out. The picture of the butter chicken is not mine, that picture was provided by khana pakana admin.The final result of the dish should be yellow.i hope this will be of help and clear up all doubts. Shukran

    on Feb 8 2010 1:49PM Report Abuse SHANAAZ
  6. hmmm yummy...i will try

    on Feb 8 2010 1:47PM Report Abuse Guest
  7. Your receipe sounds tasty I must try it once

    on Feb 8 2010 3:50AM Report Abuse Guest
  8. i think your recipie is totally wrong.the gravy is made with tomato puree and chicken has to be backed with all spices n yellow type red color.shall i gv you the correct recipie.

    on Feb 7 2010 3:46PM Report Abuse Guest
  9. recipe seems confusing...when you say throw away liquid, do u mean the entire masala u just mixed with ginger garlic and butter with the chicken which i assume will take out some water??also howcome in the next step, it says to add the same amount of butter again? Dont want to attempt making this till someone can clarify!

    on Feb 7 2010 2:41PM Report Abuse Guest
  10. I don't understand why you throw away the liquid only to add it again?

    on Feb 7 2010 7:36AM Report Abuse Guest
  11. Hi Shahnaz, you receipe demanding for yellow colour..but ur butter chicken in above pic is red. Do i missing some thing here? However this is really creative & quick version. Thanks.

    on Feb 7 2010 6:03AM Report Abuse Guest
  12. Re: comment 27 jan 2010 I do not understand the comment. please write it in english. Shukran

    on Jan 28 2010 2:24PM Report Abuse SHANAAZ
  13. butter 2 dafaa how strange hhahha...butter kha kar butter jesey hojaaogay...kabhii na maa

    on Jan 27 2010 8:11AM Report Abuse Guest
  14. Recipes do not have to be authentic. Some cooks invent their own dish and recipes. Cooking is an art and it is something creative, you make up your own recipes and dishes. You can add or leave out any ingredient you desire, without altering the taste of the dish.Some dish have many variations. Butter chicken does not necessarily have to be made with tomatoes. But if you want, to make this recipe with tomatoes, you can use tomatoe puree.

    on Dec 26 2009 3:05PM Report Abuse SHANAAZ
  15. This recipe is not authentic. How can butter chicken be made without tomatoes??

    on Dec 25 2009 10:56AM Report Abuse Guest
  16. greet

    on Dec 18 2009 11:13AM Report Abuse Guest
  17. Many people have enjoyed this recipe, but there are some who did not like it. Everyone has his own taste and everybody is entitled to his comments. thanks for the encouraging comments.

    on Dec 11 2009 3:05AM Report Abuse SHANAAZ
  18. never even try it. How can u imagine butter chicken without tomaotes.

    on Dec 10 2009 6:36AM Report Abuse Guest
  19. this is so cool huuuuuummmyyyyy

    on Dec 10 2009 3:47AM Report Abuse Guest
  20. whta to do with the liquid which is thrown in step 3? flour will be added directly or in combination with any liquid?

    on Dec 9 2009 12:27AM Report Abuse Guest
  21. Thank you for spoiling my Dinner

    on Dec 8 2009 12:39PM Report Abuse Guest
  22. its a very good recipe n very easy!!!!!!

    on Dec 7 2009 2:11PM Report Abuse Guest
  23. excellent recipie !!! very delicious.

    on Nov 18 2009 4:21AM Report Abuse Guest
  24. thanks ! was looking for this recipe for a long time.

    on Nov 13 2009 11:56AM Report Abuse Guest
  25. how to make veg gravy

    on Nov 11 2009 11:14PM Report Abuse Guest

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