It’s been two years I have been posting Recipes on this blog and it’s a shame that this recipe of Butter Chicken wasn’t posted till now.Well, better late than never. Here is a recipe of butter chicken you all love. Amazingly the chicken offers so many flavours when used with different ingredients. Prior to trying this out, I have had it several times but most of them, different variants. I am posting the one I liked the most.And I am sure you will love it. Follow this easy recipe with step by step instructions.
Take the boneless chicken and cut it into small pieces. Add yogurt, red chilli powder, salt, dry fenugreek leaves, lemon juice and ginger-garlic paste. Mix it well and keep it in a fridge for marinating for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Heat the oil in a kadhai or wok and deep fry the chicken pieces till light golden in color or till chicken is completely cooked as shown below in the picture.
Take it out from the oil and keep it aside. Heat the oil in another pan or wok and add chopped onion, cumin seeds and green chilli. Fry it for about 4-5 minutes or till onion is mushy.
Add chopped tomato, Cashew nuts, almonds, red chilli powder, coriander powder, dry fenugreek leaves, bay leaves and salt. Cook the spices for another 2-3 minutes. Now let it completely cool by itself.
Grind the cooked ingredients along with 1/2 cup water to make it fine and smooth paste.Heat the wok with 1/4 cup butter and add ground paste. Cook the spices on slow heat till butter shows separately. Then add 1/4 cup more butter and food color.
Add 2 cup boiled water and cook covered for 5 minutes. Now add fresh cream and mix it well and immediately switch off the flame.
Heat the coal pieces on direct flame as shown below in the picture. Make a small bowl from aluminium foil and put it into wok and put the heated coal piece into bowl and pour 1 teaspoon ghee on coal and immediately covered it so that the gravy can absorbs the essence of coal.
Butter chicken is ready, garnish with some more butter and serve hot with chapatti or Naan.