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Friday, January 2, 2015

Butter Chicken 印度牛油咖喱鸡

Butter chicken is a classic Indian cuisine. Recently I just saw this recipe in a new cookbook that I bought, immediately bookmarked to try it out. Frankly, even though this cuisine so called butter chicken, but the butter amount used is very minimal only.

This cuisine remind me of the Ayam masak merah which is tangy, spicy and savoury. But the good thing of this dish is do not require to deep fry the chicken like ayam masak merah, and the gravy is less spicy, so kids also can enjoy this dish.

Butter Chicken 印度牛油咖喱鸡 

700g chicken, small pieces 

Marinate ingredients
3 red fresh chilies
½ onion

2 gloves garlic
½” ginger
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp sugar
1tsp garam masala powder 

1tbsp butter
2tbsp cooking oil
½ onion, sliced
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 large tomato, chopped finely
1tbsp chili powder
1tsp salt or to taste
1 cup evaporated milk
Coriander leaves and natural yogurt, for garnishing 


  1. Blend marinade ingredients with little water into a paste and rub into chicken. Leave to marinate for at least 30mins.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a wok until hot. Add onions, curry leaves and tomatoes, fry for 1-2mins.
  3. Add marinated chicken, chili powder, evaporated milk and salt. Cook over low heat for about 20mins or until cooked.
  4. Drizzle with yogurt and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.

Recipe reference to cookbook Indian delightful ideas for every meals, with changes, by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover



Victoria Bakes said...

hello Sonia, good to see u back in kitchen... nice homey dish for a cold winter day for us...tks for sharing and hope u have a gd year ahead

Mel said...

If you ever go to Auckland, butter chicken is a must try out at the Indian restaurant! A must ..... as it taste absolutely delicious! Even the children love this dish so much.

chow and chatter said...

yum love this with roti happy new year

rachel said...

我喜欢这咖哩 :)

Resep Masakan Indonesia said...

it ook very tasty ,iwill try this

Angie's Recipes said...

mmm..that sauce is utterly delicious!
Happy New Year, Sonia!

Copycake kitchen said...

Hi Sonia, I feel so hungry by looking at your butter chicken!!! May I grab some for my lunch? hehe..

Anonymous said...

This dish looks light. I like it. Will try soon.

nandoos kitchen said...

yumm.. just had my dinner and now I am feeling hungry after seeing this.. looks toooo good. happy new year

Baby Sumo said...

I like to order butter chicken in Indian restaurant, yours look very good.

Happy New Year to you and your family, Sonia!

Kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, this curry looks so good. I remembered this kind of curry is served with Naan bread in the restaurants. I will order this whenever I each Naan.

ikan bakar said...

i like this recipe

Unknown said...

Hi, i tried your recipe and it ends up the curry is watery...urs pic shows tat ur curry is dried^^can i know where am i wrong?

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