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and it pleases every palate."

- Plautus

Butter Chicken Curry Recipe



1 packet Dakshina's Butter Chicken Curry mix 

1/2 kg Chicken--boneless & cubed

50 gms Butter

1/2 cup Yoghurt--plain, natural (unflavoured)

2 medium onions, chopped

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste

1/2 cup Tomato Puree

1 tsp White vinegar

1/2 cup Cold water

1 tsp Salt

1/4 cup Cream


  1. Mix yogurt, tomato paste, white vinegar, and salt together in a bowl
  2. Add cubed chicken to bowl. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. 
  3. In a heated pan, fry onions in butter until onions are clear.
  4. Add the contents of the bowl with chicken to the pan. Fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Add spice mix, tomato puree, & water to the pan. 
  6. Continue cooking for approximately 10 minutes (until chicken is cooked)
  7. Add cream and simmer for a further 2 minutes.

Serve hot! Rice and/or naan bread work excellently as sides. 

Want this Dairy-Free? 

That might make it "unbuttered" chicken, but the taste is surprisingly similar! To go dairy-free, simply: 

  1. Remove the yoghurt
  2. Replace the vinegar with lemon juice (This works as a marinade instead of the yoghurt)
  3. Replace the butter with a little bit of oil when frying. 
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