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Butter Chicken Curry Recipe | Arthie Moore

Arthie Moore makes an authentic Butter Chicken Recipe using Ghee and for a little extra flavour, some Tandoori Paste.

Butter Chicken is one of my favourite recipes and is a regular weekday meal.

While I normally use butter and cream cheese for mine Arthie Moore uses the traditional ghee and then a little extra butter. To bring more flavour to her recipe she uses a tandoori paste for some extra spice.

You can grate, blitz or finely chop the tomatoes.

Arthie also hands out a great tip for dealing with hot food that is burning away in your mouth, a cup of black tea!

Butter Chicken Recipe with Ghee & Tandoori Paste | Arthie Moore

Serving: 4 | Prep: 15 min | Cooking: 20 min

Chicken Breast 500 g cubed
Garlic 1 teaspoon crushed
Ginger 1 teaspoon crushed
Tandoori Paste 3 tablespoons
Plain Yoghurt 4 tablespoons
Ghee 200 g
Butter 2 knobs
Onion 1 chopped
Ground Cumin 1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala 1 teaspoon
Curry Powder 1 tablespoon
Tomatoes 1 chopped
Cardamom Pods 2
Cinnamon 2 sticks
Coriander a handful
Cream 1 tablespoon

For the marinade
1 . Mix together the tandoori paste, ginger, garlic and a little salt & pepper
2 . Marinade the chicken in the paste over night.

For the Butter Chicken
1 . Heat up some ghee and butter in a saucepan
2 . Sauté the onions and cumin
3 . Add the garam masala, turmeric powder and curry powder
4 . Cook for a 2 minutes over a low heat and then add the tomatoes
5 . Add the bay leaves, cardamom pods and cinnamon
6 . Add the chicken and its marinade
7 . Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer
8 . Cover and cook for 20 minutes
9 . Once done remove from the heat and add a knob of butter or some cream and stir
10 . Serve with Basmati Rice and garnish with coriander.
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