Butter chicken is a very common dish in India with slight variations, but Garam Masala is invariably in all of them. This dish balances the dynamic flavor of our Garam Masala with cream and tomatoes, with few other competing flavors. Enjoy this one-pot meal with friends and family and serve with authentic Indian naan or fragrant rice.

Prep time: 780 min

Cook time: 45 min

Total time: 825 min

Butter Chicken
Copyright Recipe © 2016 Woodland Foods


Serves 4


  1. Whisk together yogurt, lemon juice and Garam Masala in large bowl. Place chicken in bowl, and coat with marinade. Cover, and refrigerate for 12 hours.

  2. Melt butter in large pan over medium heat, until it starts to foam. Add onions, and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and cumin seeds, and cook until onions start to brown.

  3. Add tomatoes, chiles, salt and pepper, and cook until chiles soften, about 10 minutes.

  4. Add chicken and marinade to pan, and cook for 5 minutes, then add chicken stock. Bring mixture to a simmer, and cook for approximately 30 minutes.

  5. Stir in cream and tomato paste, and simmer until chicken is cooked through, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.