Divine butter chicken

2017-03-16 06:02

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

A RICH and spicy chicken curry - a great choice for an informal dinner party.

Ingredients (serves 5)

• +- 1,2 kg chicken braai pack

• 2 medium onions thinly sliced

• 100 g butter

• 15 ml sunflower oil

• 10 ml garam masala

• 10 ml coriander powder

• 10 ml chilli powder

• 20 ml fresh minced ginger and garlic mix

• 10 ml salt or to taste

• 3 cardamom pods

• generous grinding of black pepper

• 100 ml plain yoghurt

• 40 ml tomato paste

• 150 ml milk

• 3 curry leaves

• 250 ml fresh cream

• 15 ml corn flour


• Heat the butter and oil in a large pot and brown the chicken pieces a few at a time to brown lightly all over.

• Remove chicken from pot and set aside.

• In remaining fat fry onions gently till soft and golden. Return chicken into pot.

• In a bowl combine all spices seasonings ginger and garlic mix with yoghurt, tomato paste and milk.

• Stir into chicken and onion mixing to coat well. Add curry leaves. Simmer on low for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

• Mix cream and corn flour together and stir into chicken simmering for another 10-15 minutes.


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