How to make Butter Chicken - SK Khazana -

Chicken tikkas served in a rich, velvety and flavourful gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Readymade chicken tikka pieces, Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Butter Chicken - SK Khazana

Butter Chicken - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Butter Chicken - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Readymade chicken tikka pieces 12-16

  • Butter 3 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mace 1 blade

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh tomato puree 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Readymade tomato puree 2-3 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Honey 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh cream 1 tablespo

  • Dried fenugreek leaf (kasuri methi) powder 1 teaspoon to sprinkle

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Heat 2 tablespoons butter and oil in a non-stick pan. Add mace, cardamoms and garlic and sauté well.

Step 2

Add chilli powder and fresh tomato puree and mix well. Add salt, mix and bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add readymade tomato puree and mix well. Cover and cook till oil begins rises to the surface.

Step 4

Add garam masala powder, honey, 2 tablespoons cream and ¼ cup water, mix and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 5

Take the pan off the heat and strain the gravy in another non-stick pan placed on heat. Add chicken tikka pieces and mix well.

Step 6

Add 1 tablespoon cream, fenugreek leaves powder and remaining butter and mix till the butter melts.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, drizzle some cream, sprinkle dried fenugreek leaves powder and garnish with a coriander sprig. Serve hot.

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