Butter Chicken

Posted on March 05, 2020

This plant based butter chicken will have you second guessing if it’s the real thing!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

For the sauce:
  • 2 and ¾ cups water
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 x 140ml tub tomato paste
  • A pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 x teaspoon of chilli powder (if you want it spicy)
  • 2 x teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 x teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 x teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 x onion, chopped
Serve with:
  • Cooked rice
  • Naan bread
  • 1 handful cilantro/coriander, roughly chopped

    • For the sauce, add all of the sauce ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If you do not have a high-powered blender, you may want to soften the cashews first by boiling them in water for 10 minutes, draining, and then adding to the blender with all of the remaining ingredients. This will ensure you create a smooth sauce.
    • To make up chicken, mix contents of packet into a bowl and add 1 cup of water + 1 Tbs of oil, mould into bite sized chicken pieces.
    • In a large pan, add a good amount of canola oil and pan fry chicken until golden brown. Once golden brown, remove from the pan and set aside.
    • In the same pan on medium heat, add blended sauce mixture and continue to stir until bubbling. Add Plant-Based Chicken pieces and continue to stir for another 3 minutes or until warmed through. Make sure sauce doesn’t burn on the bottom.
    • Serve over rice with a side of naan and garnish with cilantro/coriander. Enjoy!

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    • Rich Wildgrube: April 29, 2021

      The Butter Chicken recipe was good. It is my first Deliciou recipe and the “Chicken” was excellent. I love Indian food and changed the recipe a bit. I cooked my cashews first until they were tender – about 15 minutes and then added some Almond milk for the creaminess. Next time I’ll blend cashews per the recipe but will still add whole cashews. I really like the whole cashews that are so common to North Indian cooking. Can’t wait to try another recipe.

    • NAZAR : April 29, 2021

      Hi i have try this recipe it was very nice WOW
      thank you

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