Butter Chicken
Butter Chicken is one of the most popular Chicken preparations from North India. This mildly spiced preparation is best enjoyed with roti as well as rice. Check out some classic takes on the all-time favourite butter chicken.
Gurdip Kohli Punj's Butter Chicken recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-20-25 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 20 Min


  • 1 tsp butter
  • 4 green and black cardamoms
  • 1 cup shredded tangdi kebab pieces
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • salt to taste
  • For Masala:1 tbsp butter
  • 8 to 10 garlic cloves
  • 5 to 6 slices ginger
  • 5 to 7 dried red chillies
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 black cardamoms
  • 1 cup sliced tomatoes
  • Water
  • For Garnish: Fresh cream
  • Mint leaves


  1. 1

    Heat some butter in a pan.
  2. 2

    Add garlic cloves and ginger slices and saute them.
  3. 3

    Next add dried red chillies, bay leaves, black cardamoms, sliced tomatoes and water and cook the masala.
  4. 4

    Pour the masala into a mixer and blend it into a fine paste.
  5. 5

    To prepare the butter chicken, heat butter in a pan, add green and black cardamoms and saute them.
  6. 6

    Add the prepared paste and the shredded chicken pieces.
  7. 7

    Mix well and add water so that the masala doesn't dry up.
  8. 8

    Add sugar, garam masala, coriander powder, salt and dry fenugreek leaves.
  9. 9

    Mix well.
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Chef Gurdip Kohli Punj has fond memories of the Gurudwara kitchen where her family rolled out chapattis, chopped vegetables, and stirred large pots of dal as 'sewa'. This was no mere chore for young Gurdip; she enjoyed cooking for people! She creates healthy dishes that are yummy too!

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