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Pumpkin Butter Chicken



6 person(s)


  • 400g can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 750 g skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite size pieces


  • 350 g pumpkin flesh
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 40 g Butter
  • 30 g ginger paste
  • 15 g garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp Baba's Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seed, ground
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6
    1h 15min
    Preparation 15min
  • 7
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 6
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      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. Place all of the marinade ingredients (except the chicken) into the mixing bowl. Mix 5secs/sp4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  2. Add in the chicken and mix 15secs/sp2. Place into a bowl or thermoserver and refridgerate for at least 30 mins, or upto 24 hours.
  3. Steamed Pumpkin
  4. Meanwhile, without washing the bowl, add 1L of water into the mixing bowl. Place the pumpkin into the simmering basket and place into the mixing bowl. Cook for 15 mins/100*/sp3, or until tender.
  5. Curry
  6. Add the onion to the mixing bowl and chop 5sec/sp5. Scrape down the sides.
  7. Add the butter and cook 5mins/120*/sp1.
  8. Add in the ginger, garlic, tomato paste, and spices, and saute for 3mins/120*/sp1.
  9. Add in the reserved pumpkin and marinated chicken. Cook for 22 mins/Varoma/sp1.
  10. Serve with rice and naan bread.

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To make this recipe dairy free, omit butter and use olive oil, ghee or coconut oil.

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