No-Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken. Something everyone orders on their visit to an Indian restaurant. Why not make it at home? Without butter!


Chicken – 1 kg
Oil – 3-4 tbsp
Chopped Onions – 1 cup
Tomato paste – 4-5 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 heaped tsp
Turmeric powder – 0.5 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Eastern Chicken Masala – 3 tbsp
Yoghurt – 1 cup
Fresh Cream – 0.5 cup
Lemon squeeze – 1 tbsp
Vinegar – 0.5 tsp
Salt to taste

Step 1: Heat some oil in a pan to saute the onions until translucent.

Step 2: Then add the tomato paste and ginger-garlic paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 3: Now add the chopped chicken, yoghurt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and chicken masala powder and mix well. Cover with a lid and leave it to cook for 15 minutes.

Step 4: Stir in the cream, lemon juice and vinegar. Let it cook for a few more minutes until done. Add salt to taste.

Garnish with a little bit of cream.


  • You could use any trusted brand of Chicken Masala Powder.


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