Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is a classic but approachable Indian dish. The rich flavours are a great match for a wine with savoury undertones, like our 2023 Orange wine. While this dish has a lot of ingredients and takes a bit of time to pull together, it’s worth it!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People


  • Blender
  • Stove


Marinade - First Step

  • 500 g Boneless Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 - 1/4 tsp  Kashmiri red chili (or paprika)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

Marinade - Second Step

  • 1/3 Cup Greek Yogurt


  • Marinate chicken with lemon juice, chili powder and salt. Cover and rest for 20 minutes. Next add yogurt, kasuri methi, oil, turmeric, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder.
  • Marinate and rest for a minimum of 30 minutes, or overnight for best results. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Optional – If using onion, sauté in 1 tablespoon oil until lightly golden, for 7 minutes. Cool down.
  • To a blender, add tomatoes, sautéed onions, cashews and water. Blend to a smooth puree. If you want you can also blend the cashews separately with water to a smooth cream.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator, to bring it close to room temperature.
Keyword Butter Chicken, Indian Food