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Punjabi Butter Chicken
Punjabi Butter Chicken Recipe | Easy Butter Chicken
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Resting time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
Punjabi Butter Chicken is from Punjab state which is located in North India. Before I prepared this butter masala in different methods using paneer instead of chicken. I made this Butter chicken masala on Sunday for my lunch and it came out really very well and we served this masala with Naan. My whole family enjoyed it a lot and especially my kids asked me to make it one more time.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Punjabi
Keyword: Butter masala, easy butter chicken, Punjabi butter chicken
Servings: 4 People
Author: Pavani
  • For the chicken Marination:
  • Boneless chicken – 500 grams
  • Red chilli powder – 1tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste -1tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • Yogurt/curd – ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2tsp
  • For Making Gravy:
  • Chopped onions –1cup
  • Tomato puree – ½ cup
  • Ginger garlic paste -1tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Butter – 3tbsp
  • Oil – 2tbsp
  • Fresh cream – ¼ cup
  • Sugar – 1tsp
  • Kasturi Methi – 2tbsp
  1. Clean and cut the chicken into small bite-size pieces.
  2. Take a bowl, add chicken pieces along with the ingredients mentioned under marination and Mix well.
  3. Cover and keep the marinated chicken pieces in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  4. Heat a pan with oil and fry the marinated chicken pieces till all the moisture evaporates from it.
  5. Transfer the fried pieces into a plate and keep aside.
  6. Heat a kadai with butter, oil. Once it is hot add cumin seeds and when they begin to crackle add chopped onions and fry till they change their colour into brown colour.
  7. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry a minute.
  8. Next add red chilli powder, garam masala, sugar and fry on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
  9. Add tomato puree to the gravy and mix well, cook for 2 minutes.
  10. Then add ½ -1 cup water with required salt.
  11. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  12. Add the cooked chicken pieces and combine well.
  13. Cook the masala till it becomes little thick.
  14. Next, add fresh cream along with Kasturi methi and combine well.
  15. Transfer the butter chicken into a serving bowl and enjoy with Naan/roti.