74 Reviews

Fast, easy, very good! I used sour cream since I had no yoghurt - it was delicious. Thanks so much for posting this.

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Marysdottir June 30, 2010

We absolutely adored this dish! Funny story... My brother-in-law lives in India, and he flew in for a suprise visit the same night that I was cooking this. He knocked on our door and came inside and the first thing he said was 'it smells like you're cooking Indian food in here'. What a coincidence :) He passed however, and exclaimed that he was 'ready to eat some American food for once' - LoL :D I made and used Quick Garam Masala and instead of cardamom pods (couldn't find any!) I used 6 teaspoons of ground cardamom. I served this with Butternut Squash With Cumin Couscous. Perfect!

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Peachie Keene October 08, 2009

Tastes just like restaurant butter chicken-delicious. An easy to follow recipe that we both loved so much thank you!

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JustJanS April 09, 2004

I just made this. My husband and I didn't think it was as good as the Butter Chicken we have had in restaurants. The tomato taste was stronger than the restaurants and it wasn't very spicy. It needs something else in it.

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Helen V. December 24, 2015

Disgusting waste of ingredients. Rated five stars by those who have no sense of taste, smoke, have never had really good Indian food or douse everything they eat in ketchup. Don't waste your time or ingredients with this one.

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jewliegurl28 December 25, 2013

I have not tried this recipe, I just wanted to say that Butter Chicken most certainly did originate in India! It's Chicken Tikka Masala that originated in the UK... they are sort of similar but definitely not the same.

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smash67 May 06, 2013

I think this recipe was pretty good though I would halve the amount of cardamom. For those who commented that it is a little bland, I think the recipe needs some demi-glace. Next time I make this recipe, I will add some. I think it will add some depth and needed saltiness in the recipe.

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tequila29 May 04, 2012

I really loved this recipe, and I only made a few adjustments. First I boiled my own tomatoes, took the skin off and pureed them and added these instead of canned tomatoes. i also added an extra half tsp of sugar and also a little salt. I didn't have any cream, so I used unsweetened coconut cream instead, and it turned out very delicious! We ate the chicken with fresh homemade roti.

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shelley13 November 20, 2010

this was a great fast butter chicken recipe! will make again, would like to add some more heat to it, maybe a few diced green chilis in with the spices?

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adamwa November 28, 2009

This was the second time I made this, since my stove was mis-behaving the first time, and I had to improvise between stovetop and microwave. It was fabulous both times, though. I made it with shrimp, which we often prefer to chicken, in curries. I also used a 410 gr of chopped tomatoes, and a 110 gr can of tomato paste. I found it well-spiced and pleasantly creamy, and will definitely make it again!

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Karen Elizabeth February 18, 2009
Indian Butter Chicken