Authentic Butter Chicken

Recipe by Dragonfyre
READY IN: 42mins




  • In a wok or large pan, add oil, sautee onion and set aside.
  • Brown diced chicken until just cooked and set aside.
  • Melt ghee over medium heat in wok or pan.
  • Add ginger, garlic, garam masala, sweet paprika, coriander and chilli powder to the melted ghee, maintaining medium heat.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until aromas are released from the spices and they start to turn into a paste (about 1 minute) Be careful not to let it burn.
  • Return onion and chicken to the wok or pan, stirring until everything is coated in the spice paste.
  • Add diced or pureed tomatoes and sugar.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. (Sauce should start to thicken).
  • Add lemon juice, cream and yogurt. (For creamer sauce add more yogurt and cream).
  • Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Serve over steamed rice.