By Fairy Nuff on March 16, 2004
Photo by PaulaG
Photo by PaulaG
"This is my family's favourite butter chicken recipe - it came about after my youngest son stayed at a friends house and they bought Indian take-away. Youngest says this is just like the one he had at his friend's. This is one of favourite dishes. Although quite often thought to be an Indian dish this recipe was actually developed in the UK."
Serving Size: 1 (289 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Fast, easy, very good! I used sour cream since I had no yoghurt - it was delicious. Thanks so much for posting this."
"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 Recipe #82968 and instead of cardamom pods (couldn't find any!) I used 6 teaspoons of ground cardamom. I served this with Recipe #193082. Perfect!"
"Tastes just like restaurant butter chicken-delicious. An easy to follow recipe that we both loved so much thank you!"
"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."
"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."
"There are far better butter chicken recipes available on this site. As written the dish was very bland and it improved slightly with the addition of cumin, garlic, and onion powder."
"I'm sorry - I was so hoping that this recipe would turn out, because I adore butter chicken, but it just didn't. I found that there was way too much sauce, and it was quite soupy. I tried to reduce it but just ended up making the chicken tough. I also thought that the tomato taste overpowered the buttery-ness, and the spices weren't pronounced enough."
"I followed the recipe exactly..Didn't enjoy it. I Have had better butter chicken..Wasn't very spicy and didn't have much flavor"
"Loved this. Relatively uncomplicated recipe that produced a delicious dinner. "
"I don't know why people call this butter chicken, I couldn't detect any semblance to butter chicken in the recipe. Maybe if the spices were doubled or even tripled it would be closer but following the recipe as it is results in chicken in a creamy tomato sauce."
"Made this for the first time and we loved it. After I added the butter to the pan I added 2 cloves of garlic and an onion, both finely chopped, cooked for 5 mins until soft, then added the spices and followed the recipe. I will be making this again."
"i made this recipe a year ago and it was the best butter chicken i have ever made so this afternoon i was deciding what to have for dinner and i decided to look up this recipe. i have spent the last 30minutes trying to find this exact recipe and i identified it by the story of your son.<br/>thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe!!!"
"Thank you for the post. Again one of my favorite Indian recipe. I tried preparing it in my pure clay pot and the dish was amazing. The chicken was juicy, temder and evenly cooked. Most importantly it holds all the nutrients in the food and no fear of metal or chemicals get into our food. I got mine from mecware.US"
"I joined this site just to say this is an awesomely simple recipe to a lovely butter chicken dish! I was craving for this since I ate butter chicken at a local Indian restaurant, but this is by far the better! I added salt as I was cooking and that's the only change I made to it (oh and I used olive oil because I didn't have any peanut oil). Thanks for a keeper! =)"
"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."
"I have made this several times now and everyone loves it. This is a great recipe and so easy to make. Thanks"
"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."
"Really easy dish to make....i made this with turkey instead and left out the cream (trying to keep the pounds down) and still turned out delicious!"
"yummmmy!!!!!!! totallly a no#1 hit in my books :)"
"This was nice, but I am sorry to say my lacal Indian place still makes a better butter chicken!
Mine was a bit too mild and creamy, but I did prepare the chicken beforehand and freeze it in a ziplock bag. I think I may have lost some of the sauce by leaving it behind in the bag!"