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The Butter Chicken You Have Been Searching For



4 portion(s)


  • 80 grams Butter, Or 60g oil for dairy free version
  • 1 onion, Quartered
  • 200 grams tomatoes, Tinned or fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 150 grams tomato paste
  • 400 grams cream, Or coconut cream for dairy free version
  • 2 heaped teaspoons sugar, Raw or white

Chicken Mix

  • 600 grams chicken thigh fillet, Each cut into 6 pieces1
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 2 cm piece of ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6
  • 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

    Chicken Mix
  1. Blitz garlic and ginger for 3 seconds on speed 5.  Put in a bowl with the chicken.  Add rest of chicken mix ingredients and mix well.   Put in the fridge and leave.

  2. Chop onion for 5 seconds / speed 5.  Scrape down sides of bowl.

  3. Add butter and cinnamon.  Saute for 3 minutes / Varoma / Speed 1

  4. Add tomatoes and sugar and cook for 2 minutes / Varoma / Speed 1

    When cooked blend for 1 minute / speed 7.  Scrape down lid and sides of bowl.

  5. Insert butterfly and add chicken

    Cook for 10 minutes / Varoma / Counter-clockwise operation Speed 1

  6. Add cream and tomato paste and cook for 15 minutes / 100 degrees / Counter-clockwise operation Speed 1

  7. Garnish with coriander and an extra dollop of cream and serve with rice and naan bread.


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If you are looking for a healthy version, this is not it...however, there is a dairy free variation for those with dairy allergy/intolerance

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  • This is really good. Very easy and super tasty

    Submitted by soobee on 6. October 2018 - 19:52.

    This is really good. Very easy and super tasty


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