Sunday, May 24, 2015


Hello everyone 
Butter chicken.....this name brings first of all strong craving for it then comes lots of butter and cream in mind and finally make us to go on back foot , if you are calorie conscious and loves healthy eating. Why only others have all the fun 😉 why not we healthy eaters too have all that fun of lip smacking gorgeous dishes. So here is scrumptious butter chicken recipe with almost less than half calories, than regular recipe. Hope you all will appreciate my this initiative, step wise recipe is given below.



1 kg boneless chicken breast , cubed
3 big onions, very finely chopped or grated
2 big tomatoes, finely chopped or purried 
1 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste 
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder 
1 tsp kitchen king masala
1 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 
2-3 green chillies, broken in halves
1 cup thick yoghurt (curd), beaten
10-12 almonds, soaked and puréed( optional)
1 tbsp kasoori methi leaves, crushed
1 tsp sugar ( completely optional)
Salt to taste

For tempering:

2 bay leaves 
2 big cardamom
4 cloves 
4 green cardamom 
2-3 inches cinnamon sticks 


Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a big wok, add all spices of tempering section, saute for 2 mins till they become aromatic. Then add onions and little salt. Saute till onion become light golden, add ginger garlic paste and broken green chillies and saute for 2 mins. 

Now add chicken cubes, turmeric powder and some salt , fry on high flame for 5 mins stirring continuously to avoid sticking to bottom, till chicken get white from all sides. Lower the flame, add chilli powder, coriander powder and kitchen king masala. Saute for 4-5 mins then cover the wok and let chicken to cook for 12-15 mins , stirring occasionally. 

When chicken become nicely cooked and tender then add tomatoes and almond paste ,fry on high flame till raw smell of tomatoes goes off. Then add beaten curd and saute on high flame for 5 more mins stirring constantly to avoid cuddling of curd.

 Now add water as per your choice of gravy consistency, adjust salt, add sugar. Let it boil then add kasoori methi and simmer for 5 mins, and done. 

Your yummy home style low calorie butter chicken is ready to serve with roti , naan or rice.

Always use fresh yoghurt (curd), otherwise you will end up with sour gravy.
Hope you all will like my little initiative towards healthy and guilt free cooking so please pour your comments and suggestions, they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....

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