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Butter Chicken

Prep Time
20 mins

Cook Time

6 people


  • 6 chicken thighs skinned and deboned {one can use 4 large chicken breast cut into bite sizes.
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt.
  • 2 med potatoes peeled and quartered(Banting dieters can use sweet potatoes if they like)
  • ½Tbsp crushed garlic
  •  cup tomato puree.
  • ½ tsp crushed ginger.
  • 1 heap tsp Garam masala.
  • ½ tsp Turmeric.
  • ½ dry Thyme.
  • 1tsp chili powder (optional).
  • 1tsp chili flakes (optional).
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper(optional).
  • 1tsp cumin.
  • tsp salt.
  • 1 medium onion.
  • 1 cup fresh cream.
  • 250g butter.


  • Cut chicken into bite sizes.
  • Mix all the ingredients except the butter, onion and cream together and place in a plastic bag and allow to marinade over night in your fridge. 
  • Next day finely chop your onions. 
  • Place large pot on your hob add butter and fry onions until translucent.
  • Add chicken to your pot and cook until chicken is almost cooked.
  • Last step add the fresh cream and stir.
  • Allow to cook on low heat for approx. 10-15  minutes until chicken is tender and mixture has thickened slightly.
  • Remove pot from hob.
  • Sprinkle with Fresh Dhania.

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Ingredients for Indian Tomato and Cucumber Salad


  • 6 tomatoes chopped into small pieces.
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded and diced.
  • 4 radishes, cut into matchsticks.
  • ¼ red onion, very finely chopped.
  • torn leaves from 8 sprigs mint.
  • 15g (½oz) coriander leaves, very roughly chopped.
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice.
  • 1½ tbsp. olive oil.
  • 1 small green chilli, halved, deseeded and very finely chopped.
  • 1½ tsp cumin seeds.
  • Plain natural yogurt for drizzling.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a large salad bowl..
  • cover and place in fridge for 1hr. 
  • It will be ready for serving


 Below are a few tried and tested ways by us at Home Cooking Haven

  • With Basmati rice (when cooking add a few shakes of Turmeric )
  • With rice and  green peas mixed. 
  • With Fresh bread or rolls.
  • Roti. 

    On the side you can have: 
  • Mrs Balls fruit chutney.
  • Indian cucumber and tomato salad (see recipe below).
  • Fresh French salad.
  • Naan bread.
  • Pickled mixed veggies.


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