Butter chicken

Butter chicken is the popular Indian dish.Learn how to make Butter chicken at home with the step by step instructions. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 346.2 kcal


  • 700 Gram Raw chicken

For the Marinade:

  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger and garlic paste
  • To taste Salt
  • 1/2 Kg Curd

For the Gravy:

  • 175 Gram White butter
  • 1/2 tsp Black cumin seeds
  • 1/2 Kg Tomato, pureed
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • To taste Salt
  • 100 Gram Fresh cream
  • 4 Green chillies sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek leaves (crushed)


For marination:

  1. In a bowl, mix ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, salt and curd.
  2. Add the raw chicken pieces to the marinade and mix well.
  3. Keep it in the refrigerator overnight, minimum 6 hours.
  4. Roast the marinated chicken in a pan or an oven for about 10-12 minutes until it is three-fourth done.

Prepare the chicken gravy:

  1. Heat half quantity white butter.

  2. Pour in the tomato puree.

  3. Saute it for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Then collect sugar,cumin seeds,red chilli powder and add salt to taste.Then add into it and mix well.
  5. Add the prepared chicken, white butter, fresh cream, sliced green chillies and crushed fenugreek leaves.
  6. Saute for 3-4 minutes and let the chicken cook.4.Cook till chicken is done. Serve it.

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