Tandoori Butter Chicken

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20 mins Cooking Time
2 Servings
Diversity score info

Diversity Score defines how nutritionally diverse your food is. It reflects the concept that increasing the variety of foods in the diet helps to ensure adequate intake of essential nutrients.

Grains, root and tubers
Meats & Fish
Nuts & Seeds
Green Leafy Vegetables
Vitamin A Rich Fruits and Vegetables
Sources of Calories
Protein 25%
Carbs 9%
Fats 66%
High Protein
Low Carb
Gluten Free
This is a quintessential chicken dish from the lands of Punjab, but favourite across India too. It is a savoury and delicious recipe. This flavourful non vegetarian recipe can be had as a dinner and lunch main course gravy dish. Have it with piping hot butter naan, roti, amaranth rice flour paratha or gluten free methi paratha and make your meal interesting. Its a quick and easy gluten free recipe.


  • 100 Gm Chicken, Breast
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato (Chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp Curd
  • 1 Tsp Cream
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 4 No. Cashewnut
  • 2 No. Cloves
  • 1 No. Bay Leaf
  • 1 No. Black Elaichi
  • 1 Tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Stick Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Dhania Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Jeera
  • 1/8 Tsp Haldi
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1.5 Tsp Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Butter
  • As Required Water


Pre Preparation
  • Step 1

    Take chopped tomato and make puree

  • Step 2

    Soak cashew nut and make smooth paste

  • Step 1

    Take chicken pieces, red chilly powder, dhania powder, dry mango powder, garam masala , black pepper powder, haldi, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, salt and marinate well

  • Step 2

    Add oil and the marinated chicken and allow it to roast well on both sides

  • Step 3

    For smoke, burn a piece of coal, keep it in a small bowl and place the bowl in the pan

  • Step 4

    Pour ghee over the coal and cover the pan

  • Step 5

    Once the smoke settles, uncover and keep aside

  • Step 6

    To make the gravy, heat 1 tsp oil in a frying pan, add bay leaf, cloves, jeera, black elaichi, cinnamon stick and sauté well

  • Step 7

    Further, add the cooked chicken, butter and previously made cashew paste

  • Step 8

    Fold in curd, sprinkle red chilli powder, dhania powder, garam masala powder, dry mango powder, lemon juice, black pepper powder and mix well

  • Step 9

    Pour in a little water, previously made tomato puree and salt

  • Step 10

    Once simmering, crumble kasturi methi, mix well and further add in cream

  • Step 11

    Take off the flame and transfer to a serving bowl

  • Step 12

    Serve hot with chapatti

Healthy Twist

A sprinkle of Black sesame seeds is an excellent source of antioxidants & help regulate blood pressure.

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Black Pepper
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Cashew Nut
Citrus Fruits
Red Chilli
Cow Milk Protein
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Curd And Buttermilk
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Tree Nut
Approximate values
Serving Size Medium Bowl(150gm)
Amount Per ServingCalories


% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6gm 2.3%
Dietary Fiber 3gm 10.3%
Protein 19gm 38.6%
Total Fat 21gm 26.9%

*Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: Nutrition information is based on standard serving sizes and recipes as prepared by Fitterfly. Actual nutritional values may vary because of variations in portion size or recipes, continuous data changes by these sources, changes in growing seasons, or differences in the sources of ingredients. We may update this information from time to time and change the way we calculate Nutrition data. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary based on multiple factors. For some ingredients, nutrient information is not available and they may not reflect accurately in the Label. Please consult your doctor or a Registered Dietitian if you are on a medically restricted diet.

Reference: Indian Food Composition Tables 2017, National Institute of Nutrition; Nutritive Value of Indian Foods 2016, National Institute of Nutrition (Indian Council of Medical Research)


How long would it take burn 288 kcals ?

  • Walking (3 mph ) 83 minutes
  • Running (6 mph ) 49 minutes
  • Bicycling 39 minutes

Values estimated based on person weighing 60 kgs.

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