Whispering Windows Butter Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Recipe Junkie

A delicious recipe from the book, "Curries Without Worries" by Sudha Koul. Cooking time does not include refrigeration time.

Top Review by currybunny

This was a very nice curry which we both enjoyed. The cook time of 35 minutes is quite off though, as the recipe involves cooking for over an hour. I used lite cream and so uncovered my curry for the last 15 minutes or so while I was cooking the rice to thicken it up a bit. I didn't have cardamom seeds so split open a number of green cardamom pods to get the seeds instead - it added a very lovely flavour. I used 3 chicken thigh fillets and one breast fillet. Served with rice, roti and mango chilli sauce, thanks for a lovely meal!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove skin from chicken.
  2. Make 2 parallel slits in each piece.
  3. Marinate overnight in yogurt and salt.
  4. When ready to cook, heat the butter in a 6 quart saucepan on medium high heat.
  5. Add the onion and stir fry until golden, but not brown.
  6. Add the cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, tomatoes;.
  7. stir well.
  8. Add the marinated chicken with the marinade.
  9. Reduce heat to medium.
  10. Stir.
  11. Cook covered for 15 minutes.
  12. Add the cream, cashews and cardamon.
  13. Stir well.
  14. Cover and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  15. Serve hot.

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