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Indian Butter Chicken Recipe From Dubai's Jaan Restaurant

Get Stuck Into Some Real Indian Comfort Food at Diwali With This Butter Chicken

Celebrate Diwali - the Indian festival of lights - on October 30 with this gorgeous recipe from a new restaurant Jaan at the Penthouse. Based inside Sofitel Dubai Downtown, the venue offers stunning views of the world's tallest building (the Burj Khalifa), but if you can't get their just yet, try Chef Farrokh Khambata's recipe at home.

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Indian Butter Chicken Recipe From Dubai's Jaan Restaurant


  1. Whole Chicken
    Tandoori Masala – 55gms

    Oil - 15ml

    Butter - 15gms
Dried Mustard Leaves – 10gms

    Normandie Cream – 10ml

    Salt – To taste

    Whole Bay Leaf – 2
Oil – 20ml
Garlic – 7gms

    Onions – 1
Ginger – 5gms
Red Chili Paste – 20gms 

    Coriander Powder – 12gms

    Cumin Powder – 8gms

    Turmeric Powder – 10gms

    Chili Powder – 10 gms

    Yellow Mustard Seeds – 5gms

    Tomatoes – 200gms (de-skinned and chopped)

    Green Capsicum – 30gms

    Cashew Nuts – 50gms
Tomato Paste – 25gms


  1. First marinate the Chicken with a little oil and tandoori masala. Allow to marinate for 12 hours or overnight.
  2. Cook in the tandoor and then shred the meat off the bone.
  3. For the Makhani Paste, in a sauce pan, take oil, chopped garlic and sauté.
  4. Add sliced onions and little chopped ginger and sauté further.
  5. Add to it red chili paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and chili powder.
  6. Cook for a few minutes and then add in the mustard seeds, tomatoes, chopped capsicum, cashew nuts, enough water to cook and a dash of tomato paste.
  7. Cover and cook till the tomatoes are soft and season with salt.
  8. Allow to cool and the grind to a paste.
  9. To make the gravy, take oil and butter in a pan and add to it the dried mustard leaves and the makhani paste.
  10. Allow to reduce a little and then add in the cream, pinch of salt and whole bay leaf.
  11. To serve, remove the bay leaf, toss in the shredded chicken.
  12. Garnish with little cream and serve with a warm roti or naan.
Image Source: Jaan
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