Recipe: Smoked Butter chicken

Alpa Momaya

June 23, 2022

Smoked Butter chicken

"Most Indian curries are extremely spicy, and their recipes include exotic spices, but butter chicken is an exception. It's a mild curry that's simple to make. This is why it is everyone's favourite curry and is so popular all over the world. But every butter chicken is not unhealthy.
 This curry is beloved by foodies for its distinct smoky aroma, which is achieved in charred succulent chicken pieces dipped in a silken tomato and cream gravy.
Also, Chicken is high in calcium and phosphorous, in addition to protein. Both of these minerals contribute to the health of your bones. So trying this recipe with all the other healthy ingredients makes a wholesome and delicious gravy. "
Prep Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 200 g
Calories 270 kcal


  • boneless (cubed) chicken
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup curd (yoghurt)
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 11/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp butter chicken masala
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil coal ghee

For the curry:

  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 2-3 tej pattha (bay leaves)
  • green chilies
  • ginger, and garlic
  • chopped large onions
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp butter chickeb masala
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 3 large diced tomatoes
  • a few cashew nuts, water, and milk powder
  • leaves of fenugreek


  • To the marinade, add boneless chicken (cubed), salt to taste, 1/2 cup curd or yoghurt, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder, and 1 tsp butter chicken masala.
  • Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons oil in a pan and cook the marinated chicken for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Place the cooked chicken in a bowl and wrap it in tin foil with a piece of coal.
  • Pour a small amount of ghee over the coals and close the lid.
  • Do not open the lid; instead, allow the smoke to accumulate.

For the gravy: (Use the same pan for the gravy)

  • To quickly cook the onions, add 1 tsp butter, 1/2 tsp oil, 1 tsp jeera, 2-3 tej pattha (bay leaves), a required amount of green chilli, ginger, garlic, chopped onions and salt.
  • Stir in 2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 2 tsp butter chicken masala, and 1 tsp garam masala.
  • After thoroughly mising and stirring, add 3 large chopped tomatoes and a few cashew nuts.
  • Once the mixture has cooled, transfer it to a blender, add a little water, and thoroughly blend it.
  • Add the necessary amount of water
  • Combine the milk powder and water mixture with the gravy.
  • Stir in the kasuri methi and the cook the chicken to the gravy.
  • After adding the smoked chicken, only bring the gravy to a boil.
  • Garnish with kasuri methi and milk powder mixture.
  • It's time to eat!
Keyword chicken

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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