Best Indian Butter Chicken –  Delicious Creamy Chicken in Tomato Gravy
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Ingredients

  • Recipe Name: Indian Butter Chicken
  • Recipe Type: Punjabi / Indian / Chicken
  • Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 2 Tbsp yoghurt
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri chilli powder (bright red but only moderately hot)
  • ¾ tsp Garam Masala – for best results in butter chicken use store bought garam masala that contains black stone flower spice OR use my recipe below
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp shan meat tenderizer
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1-2 tsp fresh lime juice (small Indian lemon / lime / nimbu)
  • ¾ plus tsp salt
  • ¼-½ tsp red food color powder – optional
  • ¾ Tbsp Basen powder
  • 4-5 large tomatoes – should be ripe, firm and bright red (You can also use canned tomatoes– see below)
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¹⁄3 tsp coarsely ground cumin
  • ½ large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Evaporated Milk
  • ¹⁄8 cup heavy cream / double cream, whipped briefly with a fork
  • 3 Tbsp thick yoghurt, whipped, whipped briefly with a fork
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 3- 5 small green chillies, left whole
  • ¾ tsp Garam Masala – for best results in butter chicken – use store bought garam masala that contains black stone flower spice OR use my recipe below. Another alternative is to use Tandoori Chicken Masala.
  • 4 Tbsp coriander seeds /sabut dhania
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds /jeera
  • 3 Dried Kashmiri Chillies
  • 1 ½ Tbsp stone flower/pathar phool/dagad phool
  • 4 Indian bay leaf / tej patta / tamal patra
  • 12 clove stems / lavang kandi
  • 10 cloves / lavang
  • ¼ tsp black pepper / sabut kali mirch
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds / shahjeera
  • 2 black cardamom / badi elachi, seeds and husk removed
  • 3 green cardamom / hari elachi / choti elachi, seeds and husk removed
  • 1 tsp cobras saffron / nag kesar
  • 1 tsp saffron / kesar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

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