Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 tbl lemon juice
  • 1 tspn turmeric
  • 2 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn chilli powder
  • 1 tspn ground cumin
  • 2 tspn grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 kg chicken breast fillets, chopped
  • 125g cashews, roasted
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tspn ground cardamom
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tspn sweet paprika
  • 425g can tomato puree*
  • 150g chicken stock
  • 1 cup thickened cream
  • Steamed basmati rice, to serve

Method

  1. Combine yoghurt, lemon juice, turmeric, garam masala, chilli, cumin, ginger and garlic in a bowl. Add chicken and stir well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Reserve half the cashews and place remaining cashews in a food processor. Process until finely ground.
  3. Heat the butter and oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf and cook for 2 minutes until the onion starts to soften. Reduce heat to low, then add chicken and marinade, paprika, tomato puree, cashew powder and stock. Simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in cream and cook for a further 10 minutes.


  • So many ingredients but would be a great butter chicken

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  • Looks great, love butter chicken!

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  • from scratch is best!!!
    love this

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  • Garam Masala has become my secret weapon in cooking and makes everything delicious.

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  • I love butter chicken and now I’ll be able to cook it at home

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  • looking forward to trying this one. Sounds as though it will be just right.

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  • Heaps of lovely ingredients in this one..and I must say it looks sooo yummy. thanks.

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  • So beautiful! I love butter chicken. And I’ve never tried adding cashew nuts. I will have to try that!!

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  • yumm, nothing beats a good Butter Chicken, especially a home made one from scratch. Will try out this recipe and see how it compares to my ‘usual’ one.

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  • Ooh, I really love the look of this. I must admit, we do love Butter Chicken in our home but we tend to add the wet mix from a packaged version. I’m happy enough with that.

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  • i love butter chicken so much

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  • I love butter chicken and I hate using premade jars so I am glad I have found this recipe – thank you for sharing – it sounds delicious :)

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  • Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

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  • This would be oozing with flavour. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Ooh yum, I can definitely make this one. It looks so yum, but I can see me making this in my slow cooker!

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