Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Wondering what to make for dinner this week? How about a delicious and creamy butter chicken biryani made with the freshest ingredients. It’s a wonderful home cooked meal for the family.

Butter Chicken
Cooking Time35 minutesDifficulty:Easy

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 300 g chicken,cut into medium-sized pieces
  • fenugreek 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala 2 tsp
  • red chili powder 2 tsp

Biryani Rice

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 cardamom pods
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt to taste

Butter Chicken Masala

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbspbutter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 choppedonion
  • 1 Tbsp ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 Tbsptomato purée (tomato paste)
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 Tbsp yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp dried fenugreek leaves

Steps

STEP 1

Soak rice for 40-45 minutes and set aside

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STEP 2

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan over high heat. Add chicken

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STEP 3

Cook until all the sides of the chicken pieces are well browned

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STEP 4

Remove chicken from pan. Set aside

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STEP 5

Heat 1 tbsp oil and butter in the another pan over medium- high heat.

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STEP 6

Add cinnamon stick and sauté for a few seconds

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STEP 7

Add onions to sauté, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes

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STEP 8

Add the spices and ginger and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute until aromatic

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STEP 9

Then add tomato and let it simmer for 20 min with addition of the cream

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STEP 10

Pour the mixture into the blender and blend for a couple minutes

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STEP 11

Remove contents of blender back into the pan and let simmer 3-4 minutes

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STEP 12

Add the chicken back to the pan and cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until chicken pieces are cooked through

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STEP 13

In another pot, cook the rice and remove it from the pot.

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STEP 14

Add 1 tsp of oil and layer the rice and butter chicken

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STEP 15

Make sure the chicken pieces are in just a single layer

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STEP 16

Add saffron milk to the top and cook on low heat for 20-30 minutes

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STEP 17

Garnish with fried onions, fried cashews, chopped mint, and coriander

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STEP 18

Serve hot

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