Butter Chicken is a world famous Punjabi dish. Normally the dish is rich and creamy and goes well with roti, naan or jeera rice. But, this is a dry dish as works well as a starter or a side dish.

Marinating the chicken is the longest process but cooking itself takes less than 30 minutes.

Preparation Time : 5 minutes

Marinating Time: 4-6 hours

Cook Time : 30 minutes

Serves : 3-4


Chicken : 1/2 kg

Ginger garlic paste : 2 tablespoons

Lemon juice : 1 teaspoon

Chilli powder : 2 teaspoons

Cumin powder : 1 teaspoon

Coriander Powder : 1 teaspoon

Turmeric : 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Butter: 4 tablespoons

Method :

Wash the chicken and take it into a bowl. Add all the ingredients listed except butter, mix well and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.

Heat butter in a pan, add the marinated chicken close lid and cook for 15 minutes. Do not add water. Take the lid off, stir and roast it for 10-15 minutes until the chicken is completely cooked and all the water from the chicken is evaporated.

Serve hot.