Butter Chicken

This recipe is so quick and easy, yet oh so delicious. In my recipe I use a little less tomato paste than most recipes. I made butter chicken served with home made roti for my family last week. My nephew loved it so much he had 4 servings...This recipe is great for kids, full of flavor and mild enough for them to enjoy.


  • 175g plain Yoghurt

  • 2 tsp crushed garlic

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 3 tsp chilli powder

  • Salt 1/2 tsp

  • 500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, cut into cubes

  • 50g butter

  • 1 onion finely chopped

  • 2 tsp tomato paste

  • 250 ml fresh cream

  • 1 tsp Honey

  • Coriander


  • Place yoghurt, garlic, cumin, coriander, garam masala, chilli powder and salt in a dish. Mix generously. Add chicken and mix in. Cover and Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

  • Heat butter in a pot over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add chicken mixture to pan. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked and all water has dried up. Add tomato paste and stir in for 1 minute.

  • Stir in cream, add honey. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the cream starts to thicken. Add a handful of coriander. Serve with either rice or roti.