The best butter chicken recipe

The best butter chicken recipe

Perima's Kitchen has shared her classic butter chicken. Check it out here...

Chicken curry
Chicken curry /iStock

Butter chicken is a favourite for many Durbanites.

What makes this type of chicken curry unique is that it is full of warm spices and it has cream and butter.

READ: Delicious fried chicken recipe to try this winter

According to Food24, the first person who made butter chicken was a restaurateur who had to make a plan with his left over spiced and grilled chicken because there was no refrigerator. He then mixed tomatoes, cream, spices, and butter to make a thick gravy which he added to the chicken. That is how butter chicken was born!

It is usually eaten with rice or naan in South Africa. 

Solina and Shivayah Naidoo, who run the Perima's Kitchen YouTube channel, have shared their delicious classic butter chicken recipe for you to enjoy. Check it out below. 

READ: Delicious chicken and peppers recipe

For the ingredients, you will need: 

1kgs of Chicken fillet


250ml / 4.5 tbs Yogurt

1 tsp Garam masala another half tsp at the end of cooking 

1.5 tsp Cumin/Jeera powder

1 tsp Heaped turmeric

1 tbs of Crushed ginger & garlic

1 tbs Chilli powder 

Fine salt 


3 tbs Butter

1 Large onion 

2 Green chillies

2 Large tomatoes 

0.5 tsp Sugar

1 tbs Masala (optional)

0.5 tsp Turmeric


125g of Cashew nuts (optional)

1/4 cup of water

150ml of Cream (100ml add to your curry)

50ml Cream drizzle on your curry when you are serving with some fresh Dhania.

Check out the method in the video below. 

Image courtesy of iStock/ @Ravsky

More from East Coast Radio

Show's Stories