Shek yuet hey - Here's a recipe for Butter Chicken, a popular Indian dish:


Certainly! Here's a recipe for Butter Chicken, a popular Indian dish:


- 1.5 lbs (700g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces

- 1 cup plain yogurt

- 2 tablespoons lemon juice

- 2 teaspoons ground cumin

- 2 teaspoons ground coriander

- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

- 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)

- 1 teaspoon garam masala

- 1 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)

- 4 tablespoons butter

- 1 large onion, finely chopped

- 4 cloves garlic, minced

- 1 tablespoon grated ginger

- 1 can (14 oz) tomato puree

- 1 cup heavy cream

- 2 tablespoons honey (optional, for sweetness)

- Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


1. In a bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well.

2. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Cover the bowl and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.

3. In a large skillet or pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until it becomes soft and translucent.

4. Add the minced garlic and grated ginger to the pan and sauté for another 2 minutes.

5. Add the marinated chicken (along with the marinade) to the pan and cook until the chicken is browned on all sides.

6. Pour in the tomato puree and stir well to combine. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.

7. Stir in the heavy cream and honey (if using) and let it simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

8. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if needed.

9. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot with steamed rice, naan bread, or roti.

Enjoy your homemade Butter Chicken!


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