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Low Fat Butter Chicken

Here is the recipe of a low fat butter chicken. It's not at all rich but is yummy and quick to make. Get the flavors of butter chicken without any butter.

Low Fat Butter ChickenLow Fat Butter Chicken


:Divya Burman

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Recipe Cook Time

:45 Minutes

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  • 400 gm chicken sliced / chunks

    4 large onions

    2-3 cinnamon sticks

    4 laung / cloves

    2 tej pata / bay leaf

    1 Tbsp garlic paste

    2 cardamom

    5-6 (or one tin )large red tomatoes

    Salt to taste

    1/2 tsp red chilli or more if you want it really spicy

    1/2 tsp coriander powder

    1/4 tsp haldi / turmeric

    3-4 green chillies slit from the middle and de seeded

    Fresh coriander for garnish

    1/4 cup yogurt/curd

    2 tsp oil


Take a pan and put 2 tsp oil. Not too much cause there will be oil coming out of chicken as well.

Now add onion cut in long slices, cinnamon, tej pata, cardamom, garlic paste. Saute all this in oil nicely til the onion gets little brown.

close your gas and let the onions cool. Once they are little cool, churn / blend all this with chopped tomatoes and the curd / yogurt till you have a smooth paste.

Note: Do not wash the pan in which onion was cooked before and let the left over oil of onions be in the pan.

Now take the earlier pan and saute chicken in left over oil of onion.

After chicken is almost done, add the onion, tomato/curd paste with chicken and cook.

Add salt to taste, red chilli, coriander powder, haldi, green chillies.

Finally let chicken get cook until the oil comes out and starts floating on the top.

The color of the tomatoes should change to a nice red by now.

Garnish it with coriander before serving.

Key Ingredients: Chicken, Onion, Cinnamon, Cloves, Bay Leaf, Garlic, Black Cardamom, Tomato, Salt, Red Chilli, Coriander Powder, Turmeric, Green Chillies, Coriander Leaves, Yogurt, Vegetable Oil




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