Butter Chicken Masala Curry

Butter Chicken Masala

Butter chicken Masala is one of India’s most popular chicken recipes, a mild curry with a tomato-onion-cream base and boneless chicken pieces cooked in it to perfection.



  1. In a bowl, mix chicken with salt, pepper, 1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 1/2 tbsp chili powder, turmeric powder, and lemon juice for the chicken marinade; let marinate for an hour.
  2. Roast the marinated chicken in an oven at medium temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. The chicken should be three-fourths done.
  3. Heat butter in a pan. Fry the onions until it turns translucent.
  4. Add garlic-ginger and sauté for a minute, then add garam masala. Cook for a few seconds making sure not to burn the paste.
  5. Add tomato puree, salt, and chili powder. Let simmer for about 5 minutes, occasionally stirring until sauce thickens and becomes a deep brown-red color.
  6. Add the marinated chicken, butter, fresh cream, the crushed fenugreek leaves, and sliced green chilies. Cook for an additional 5 to 10 min until the chicken is cooked.
  7. Adjust salt, garnish with the coriander leaves. Serve over rice or naan.


Indian · Curry · Chicken