Butter Chicken

  • 1 Kg Chicken Breast, cut in chunks
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • Salt

    Marinade
  • 400ml Natural Yogurt
  • 5 tsp Ginger paste
  • 5 tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

    Masala
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Onion, large fine chopped.
  • 5 Green cardamom
  • 5 Clove
  • 8 Black peppercorns
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 3 tsp Ginger paste
  • 3 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 2 tin chopped tomato
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 500 ml Fresh cream
  • 100g Butter
  • Basmati Rice

Heat oil in a pan. Add the spices and heat for a minute. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 2 mins. Add the tomato puree, stir and cook until bottom off pan starts to brown a little. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer for 30 mins. Remove and cool a little before blitzing in a blender. Reintroduce to the pan and add the cream, and then the butter, stir and reduce a little.

Place chicken in a bowl and mix in lemon juice, chilli powder and salt. Mix well, cover and place in fridge for 30 mins. Then place chicken in marinade and leave in fridge for 3 hours.

Take chicken from fridge, place on metal skewers and cook under a hot grill, turning once it starts to brown.  During grilling, remove and baste with melted butter and lemon regularly.

Add the chicken to the sauce. Serve with Basmati Rice, poppadoms, and naan bread.

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