Spicier Butter Chicken

I wanted to make some Butter Chicken with onion and without the whole spices. I started from my original recipe and came up with this much spicier version...

  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 onion, halved & sliced
  • 1 pound chicken, cut into bite size pieces
  • 32 ounce can tomatoes, blended
  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon kitchen king masala
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons kasoori methi
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • heavy cream, as needed

Heat ghee in large skillet and fry cumin seeds until they turn a shade darker. Add onion and fry until it begins to caramelize. Add in chicken and paprika and fry for a few minutes, until chicken is no longer raw. Add in ground tomatoes, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and kitchen king masala. Cook until tomato sauce has reduced and releases oil. Add in the water, kasoori methi and sugar and simmer slowly until the sauce has again reduced and is very thick. Add heavy cream to bring sauce back to desired consistency.


Anonymous said...

This indeed looks very spicy and delicious.I love kasuri methi with such rich chicken dishes.

Swathi said...

Looks delicious and spicy .

Priya said...

Slurp, very inviting and delicious butter chicken..

Anonymous said...

I love anything in a spicy tomatoey cream sauce!
What else is on the second plate? Is it eggplant and? potatoes?

Rumana Rawat said...

Superb looking plate:

meeso said...

Yes, It is eggplant and potatoes :) Thanks, everyone!

Hema said...

Looks so delicious.. wish I could grab a bite..

Deeba PAB said...

I like your much spicier version Meeso! How are you my dear? Been a long time. Hugs!!

meeso said...

Hi, Deeba :) I love seeing you here! I am just getting back into blogging and browsing my favorite blogs... I've missed everyone :)