Masala Butter Chicken

Masala Butter Chicken

Presenting my recipe of Masala Butter Chicken, a treat for our Non-Vegetarian readers. I cook Non-Veg recipes when I have guests at home, this is the reason we do not have a lot of non-veg posts.

But the wait is worth for non-veg lovers as you cannot go wrong with any non-veg recipe on Evergreen Recipes. Butter chicken is usually a little sweeter because of the Kaaju paste that is used to enhance the flavour but I’ve put some little extra spices to make it spicier than the Butter Chicken.

My Husband, who is a non-vegetarian (and very tough to please with my culinary skills :p) has approved this recipe as a must have non-veg item whenever there are special guests at home.

Follow the easy step by step method to prepare this super delicious Butter Masala Chicken at home. I hope you will love it.

Masala Butter Chicken

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20-30 Minutes

Serving: 4

Ingredients for Marinate the Chicken:

Ingredients Quantity
Chicken (with bones) 1/2 kg
Curd 1 cup
Red chilly powder 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Fenugreek leaves/ Kasoori methi 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

Ingredients for Butter Masala:

Butter 2 tablespoon
Onion 2
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Tomato 4
Cashew nuts 1/4 cup
Almonds 5-6
Green chilly 3-4
Red chilly powder 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Kasoori methi 1 teaspoon
Kashmiri red chilly powder 1 teaspoon
Cream 1/4 cup
Bay leaf 1
Coriander powder 1 teaspoon


1. Clean and wash the chicken well. Marinate it with all the ingredients given  in the table of “Ingredients for Marinate the Chicken”.  Keep it aside for 3-4 hours in a fridge. Take out the marinated chicken from the fridge, heat the wok with butter and add marinated chicken in the wok. Fry it on a medium flame for 4-5 minutes or till butter shows separately. Keep it aside.

Masala Butter Chicken Step 1

2. Heat another wok with 2 tablespoon butter and add onion. Fry it till onions are translucent. Add in cumin seeds and green chilly.

Masala Butter Chicken Step 2

3. Then add chopped tomato, coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste, kasoori methi, red chilly powder, cashew nuts, almonds, bay leaf and salt.

Masala Butter Chicken Step 3

4. Cook the spices on medium flame for 5-6 minutes. Now switch off the flame and let it cool at the room temperature. Take the cooked spices in a grinder and grind it to make a fine paste.

Masala Butter Chicken Step 4

5. Heat the wok with 6 tablespoon butter and add ground paste. Cook the spice on low flame till butter shows separately.

Masala Butter Chicken Step 5

6. Add Kashmiri red chilly powder and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add fried chicken in the masala/ wok and mix it well.

Masala Butter Chicken Step 6

7. Add 1.5 cup of water, check salt and cook covered on medium flame till the chicken is properly cooked and gravy is thick and butter shows separately. (it will take approximately 12-15 minutes to cook the chicken)

Masala Butter Chicken Step 7

8. Switch off the flame, add cream to the gravy and mix it well. Delicious Butter Masala Chicken is ready to serve, top with some more butter, Serve hot with Naan, Chapatti or Pulav.

Masala Butter Chicken Step 8

9. Enjoy!!

Masala Butter Chicken

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