Butter Chicken – Old Delhi Style

Celebrating blog’s 10th anniversary with Old Dilli Style Butter Chicken (No Onion No Tomato Recipe)..
Today marks the 10th anniversary of fulfilling one of the best decisions I have taken in my life…my blog YummyOYummy. The blog had set a path for me, and the journey so far was slow, but steady. To say my life has never been dull once I started blogging would be an understatement.  I am still passionate about blogging, and love cooking and taking pictures. There are more than 1200 recipes on YummyOYummy. Unbelievable, right!
To celebrate, I decided to post something that I enjoy cooking the most – Chicken dishes! The number of finger licking dishes that you can bring to life using chicken is just amazing, and I must have posted more than 100 chicken recipes so far!
So here’s a rich, tasty and super easy-to-make chicken dish. I have made this twice in the last couple of weeks. It tastes so incredible and is very different from your regular butter chicken.
I have done some research on this recipe, and this is my version of it. For this recipe – The bone-in chicken pieces are marinated in a yogurt and spice based mix. It is then traditionally grilled, or you can cook it on the stove top. Once cooked, the succulent and flavorful chicken pieces are immediately combined with hot melted butter, cream, chat masala, etc. My son is already a big fan of this dish! These are best served with roomali roti or soft naan and sliced onion. Unfortunately, I didn’t have either of them when I photographed this. Do give it a try and let me know your feedback.
Finally, a massive thank you to all you amazing people for the continuous support and motivation in the form of likes, shares, and comments. Keep cooking! 🙂

Purani Dilli Style Butter Chicken / Makhan Wala Chicken / Butter Chicken Tandoori

Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)

1. Chicken, bone-in – 3/4 – 1 kg, cut into medium-small pieces

2. Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tbsp

Chat masala – 1/4 tsp

Yoghurt – 1/3 cup

Green chilli paste – of 4 – 5 green chilies

Garam masala powder – 3/4 tsp

Cumin powder – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp

Kasoori methi – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/8 tsp

Fresh lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Salt – As required

3. Butter – 1.5 tbsp + oil – 1 tbsp (Use Amul brand for best results)

4. Fresh cream – 1/2 cup

Thick yoghurt, whisked – 1 – 2 tbsp

Chat masala – 1 pinch

Green chutney – 1 – 2 tsp (optional)

Garam masala powder – 1 pinch

Sugar – A tiny pinch

5. Hot melted butter – 3 – 4 tbsp (Amul brand, preferred. I used only 2 tbsp butter. You can add as much as you want 🙂 )

6. Chopped cilantro – 1 tbsp (to garnish)

Method

  1. Marinate chicken pieces with ingredients numbered 2 for at least 3 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Heat butter and oil in a pan. Add chicken pieces and cook covered for medium or medium-low for 15 – 20 minutes until almost done, flipping in between. Increase the heat to medium-high and roast the chicken pieces until golden brown.

3. Meanwhile combine the ingredients numbered 4 in a small bowl. Add  it to cooked chicken. Mix well. Taste-check for salt. Switch off. Pour hot melted butter and give it a mix. Serve immediately. It tastes best with roomali roti.

     

 

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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