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Big foodcourt butter chicken



8 portion(s)


  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons Ground Coriander
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 0.5 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 0.5 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 grams ginger, sliced into coins
  • 150 grams plain, unsweetened yoghurt
  • 1.5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 700 grams chicken breast or thigh, cut into cubes

Butter chicken sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 grams ginger, sliced into coins
  • 1 large onion (+/-200g)
  • 70 grams Butter
  • 2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 teaspoon garam marsala
  • 1 tablespoon ground fenugreek
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 680-700 grams passata (large bottle)
  • 100 grams tomato paste
  • 400 grams cream
  • 50 grams honey
  • 50 grams raw sugar
  • 6
    Preparation 3min
  • 7
  • 8
    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

  1. Add all spices, garlic and ginger to mixing bowl and blend 4 sec/speed 9/MC on. Scrape bowl down and repeat 2 more times.
    Add yoghurt, lemon juice and chicken and blend 15 sec/speed 1/reverseCounter-clockwise operation/MC onCounter-clockwise operation
    Transfer into a separate bowl and cover. Leave to marinate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  2. Butter chicken sauce
  3. Chop garlic, ginger and onion on turbo/1 second/MC on. Scrape bowl down and chop again turbo/1 second.
    Scrape bowl down and add 50 grams of the butter.
    Cook 7 mins/100 deg/speed 1.5/reverse/MC off
    Add turmeric, garam marsala, fenugreek, salt, and remaining 20 grams of butter and cook 4 min/100 deg/speed 1.5/reverse/MC on
    Add marinated chicken, passata, and tomato paste.
    Cook 12 mins/100 deg/soft speed/reverse/MC on
    Add cream, honey and raw sugar - 5 mins/90 deg/soft speed - stir with spatula occasionally.
    Transfer to Thermoserver to allow flavours to develop before serving.

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Note: prep time does not include marinating time.

Recipe is not designed for T31 due to large volume.

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