Butter chicken recipe

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  • Serves 5
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Hemant Madan
Added 59 months ago

This is a recipe by my wife. She is a passionate foodie. My daughter and her students at the cookery school (Curry Coddler, where she teaches Indian cookery), love this recipe. It may look difficult to cook and you may get intimidated by the list of ingredients, but its simple and quick to do.

Marinate chicken pieces with very little salt and 1 teaspoon of butter chicken masala powder OR garam masala powder for 15 minutes.

Peel & grind an onion to paste and grate ginger and garlic ,

Puree fresh tomatoes.

Deep fry marinated chicken pieces until almost done and keep aside.

Heat butter in a deep frying pan/sauce pan over a medium heat (preferably non stick). Add grated onion, and fry until it’s brown.

Add grated ginger & garlic and sauté for one minute. Now add pureed tomato and the tomato paste. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the oil seperates from the mixture.

Cool the mixture a little, blend it in a blender and pour it back to the same pan.

Add remaining 2 teaspoon garam masala or butter chicken masala and salt to taste and stir.

Now add chicken pieces to it, cover and simmer for a few minutes until the chicken is almost cooked.

Add fresh cream (save about 3 tablespoon for garnishing), sugar and cardamom powder. Simmer for another 2 minutes. If you feel the sauce is less or is thick; then you may add some milk to it and simmer for another 2-3 minutes. And you are ready to serve.

Garnish with 3tbsp of cream.

Serve hot with naan or rice.

Please note: this recipe has been created and uploaded by a member of the Tesco Real Food online community. Tesco does not test customer recipes so cannot accept responsibility for the content, validate the results or answer queries regarding them.

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  • 400g boneless chicken breast fillets (cut into cubes
  • 100g onion
  • 100g tomato (pureed)
  • 1tbsp ginger (grind to paste)
  • 3 cloves garlic (grind to paste)
  • 4tbsp tomato paste
  • 3tsp butter chicken masala or garam masala
  • 1tsp dry fenugreek leaves
  • 4 green cardamom pods (crush seeds to powder and discard pods)
  • 250g fresh single cream
  • 1/2 litre oil
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1tsp salt (or to suit your taste)
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