Smoked Butter Chicken

This smoked butter chicken is really yum and an quick and easy recipe to prepare, its not at all time consuming.  

Ingredients
1/2 kg Chicken boneless
4 Tablespoons Butter
2 Medium Onions  - grated
2 Large Tomatoes - blanched, skinned and pureed
Tablespoon + 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic paste
Teaspoon  + 1 Teaspoon  Red chilly powder
Salt to taste
1 Teaspoon Garam masala powder
Tablespoon Cashewnut powder
Tablespoon Fresh Cream 
2  Tablespoon Yogurt - beaten
Tablespoon Kasoori Methi 

Method
Chop the boneless chicken into very small pieces, marinate it with a tablespoon of ginger garlic paste,  salt to taste, one teaspoon red chilly powder mix it well and keep it a side for 30 minutes.

Heat a tablespoon of butter, saute the chicken on full flame till the water in the  chicken evaporates and the chicken changes color from pink to white. Keep this aside.

In another kadai/ pan, heat the remaining butter, add the grated onions, saute it till light golden, add the remaining one 
tablespoon ginger garlic paste, tomato puree,  salt to taste , one teaspoon  red chilly powder, garam masala powder and yogurt and cook till oil  separates.
Add the cooked chicken and cashewnut powder and cook it for 10 minutes on low flame, keep stirring after every 2 minutes or else it will burn at the bottom of the pan.

Add the cream and kasoori methi, mix. 
Light a coal well and place it in a small katori or foil piece on top of the  chicken, pour a teaspoon of ghee or oil on the live coal, close the lid for 5 minutes. This will give a beautiful smokey fragrance to it and smokey taste too.
Serve it with a drizzle of fresh cream. Enjoy it  with parathas, chapati , dal and steamed rice.

Labels :  Chicken, Smoked Butter Chicken, Mughlai Cuisine
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

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