Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken is ammas signature dish. She had participated in 'Gulf Pachaka Rani' on Kairali tv and won first place for this dish.


1/2 kg chicken
2 onions chopped
1 tomato
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
20 cashew nuts
1 tsp kasuri methi
1/2 cup cream(milk)
3 tbsp butter
salt to taste


1.Marinate the chicken pieces with 1 tsp ginger garlic paste,3/4 tsp chilly powder,1 pinch turmeric powder and salt.Keep aside for 30 minutes.

2.Place tomato in boiling water.Peel it and grind to smooth paste.

3.Add 1 tbsp butter to a pan and saute the onions for around 3 minutes.When it cools down grind it to smooth paste.

4.Grind the cashews and make a paste by adding the cream.

5. Fry the chicken in 1 tbsp butter till half done.

6.In a pan add 1 tbsp butter and add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute.

7.Add the remaining turmeric powder,chilly powder and saute.

8.Add the onion paste to it and mix well.

9.Add the tomato puree.

10.Add the fried chicken,close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.

11.Add cashew paste and kasuri methi.

PS: If the gravy is too thick add some milk to loosen it.

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