Butter chicken – A delicate blend of rich curry spices

There is something so special about a bowl of curry steaming with flavour. This butter chicken curry consists of such a delicious blend of spices and fresh herbs that it is simply irresistible.

If you ever find yourself in KwaZulu Natal, do yourself a favour and book yourself in at The Oyster Box Hotel for an unforgettable experience. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy this tasty butter chicken along with so many other indulgences.

However, if you are unable to make it to KwaZulu Natal, you can prepare your own fragrant butter chicken at home. After tasting this masterpiece, you will never look at curry the same way.

Butter chicken recipe

5 from 1 vote

Recipe by Dirnise Britz
Course: MainCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy

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1 kg cubed chicken breast fillets

50 g garlic paste

20 g ginger paste

100 g butter

30 g paprika

20 g cumin powder

200 ml fresh cream

30 g garam masala

100 ml natural yoghurt

50 ml pureed tomato

100 g onion paste

40 g mixed masala

20 g dhania powder

50 g chopped masala


Melt the butter and add the onion, ginger, garlic, paprika, cumin powder, garam masala, dhania powder and the mixed masala. Cook until fragrant.Add the chicken and yoghurt and cook for a further 4 minutes.Add the tomato puree and cook for 8 minutes.Add cream and reduce to a sauce consistency.Season with salt and add clarified butter to finish the dish.


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