Butter chicken is another one of those quintessential Indian dishes that you will find the world over in Indian restaurants. It’s not always Keto friendly though given that some recipes call for sugar and it does use a fair amount of onion and tomato which pushes up the carb count. I decided to amp up the regular butter chicken and turn it into a Keto treat. In my recipe I skipped the tomatoes to create a ‘white’ butter chicken. The standard recipe calls for tomatoes and also is reddish in colour. Anyway enough jibber jabber, enjoy the recipe.
Butter chicken for days
Well if you are looking for something more like the original butter chicken with that rich tomato flavour then try my original recipe here. I’ve also got a Bacon butter chicken and a butter chicken wings recipe. So give these a go and tell me which one is your favourite. If you are a vegetarian you can easily sub the chicken for Paneer and get yourself a Paneer Makhani.
Chop the chicken into bite size pieces and marinate with ghee, salt, Tandoori Masala and lime juice
Melt 10 grams of butter on a high heat and sautee the chicken.
Once caramelized and cooked, set aside.
In the same pan melt 30 grams of butter
Add the onion paste and ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes
Add the resting juices and oils from the pre cooked chicken
Cook for 1 minute and add the chicken
Add the fenugreek or kasuri methi
Add the fresh cream and turn off the gas
Garnish with coriander and the remaining butter.
Serve however you like!
There are a couple of other brands of Tandoori Masala available. I would suggest checking them out. There is an organic tandoori masala available and also another brand called Rajah. For the fenugreek leaves as well here is another option to try.
Sahil is the master chef behind Headbanger's Kitchen. He hates writing up recipes because he's a man of few (written) words, but when he's on camera, he's all about the jibber jabber. Somebody stop him.