How to make Butter Chicken with No Butter -

This version of popular butter chicken is especially for the diet conscious for it has no butter yet is full of taste.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Boneless Chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Butter Chicken with No Butter

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Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Butter Chicken with No Butter Recipe

  • Boneless Chicken 400 gms

  • Almonds 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli paste 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons

  • Extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomato puree Fresh 1 cup

  • Readymade tomato puree 2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Honey 1 tablespoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1/4 teaspo + for sprinkling

  • Thin ginger strips for garnishing

  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

  • For almond milk

  • Almonds blanched and peeled 1 cup

Method

Step 1

Put chicken pieces in a bowl, add salt, 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 1 tbsp red chilli paste and yogurt and mix well. Add 1 tsp garam masala powder and mix well. Keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to marinate.

Step 2

Heat 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick pan, add remaining ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute. Add fresh tomato puree and ¼ cup water and mix well. Add salt, 2 tsps red chilli paste and mix well. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Add 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to the marinated chicken and mix well. Place the chicken in an air fryer basket and cook at 200º C for 12 minutes.

Step 4

To make almond milk, grind almonds with 2 cups water to a fine puree.

Step 5

Place a strainer over a bowl and put a muslin cloth in it. Put the almond puree into it and squeeze its milk into the bowl.

Step 6

Add readymade tomato puree to the pan and mix well. Reserve some almond milk for garnishing and add the rest to the pan and mix well. Adjust salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 7

Finely chop green chillies add to the pan. Add honey and mix well. Add dried fenugreek leaves and remaining garam masala powder and mix well. Add chicken pieces and mix well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Transfer the butter chicken into a serving bowl, garnish with reserved almond milk, thin ginger strips, coriander leaves and sprinkle dried fenugreek leaves over. Serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.