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Traditional Butter Chicken

Written By: Midge - Mar• 10•14

Traditional Butter Chicken

Traditional Butter Chicken

Skip the reservations and try something exotic this tonight, right in your own home. Use our step-by-step guide to create a perfect meal and indulge your favorite guy or gal with a evening they will never forget.



  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • 1 ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 100ml cream
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp Tandoori paste (get HERE)
  • salt, to taste

First marinate the chicken:-

  1. In a bowl mix together the yogurt, vegetable oil, tandoori paste and garlic. Add the diced chicken, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for approximately 2 hours (overnight would be ideal).
  2. Cook the chicken in a preheated oven 400°F for 25-30 mins or until cooked. Turn the chicken throughout cooking.

For the Sauce:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy based pan and fry the diced onions for 5 minutes. Add the tandoori paste and continue to cook for a further 2 minutes. Sprinkle in some water if the paste begins to stick.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes and butter. Add the water and sugar, cover and allow to cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked chicken to this sauce and cook for a few more minutes until the chicken is well coated in the sauce and warmed through. Stir in the cream and check the seasoning.
  4. Garnish with fresh coriander. Serve with fresh naan or basmati rice.

If you want something a little easier, try some of our ready made spice kits, or our fully ready to go gravies, just heat, add chicken and serve.  See our selection of Butter Chicken ready to eat gravies, and spices HERE. Post your experience on our Facebook page.

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