Butter(less) chicken

A clever take on the classic butter chicken, this time without the butter. This curry is still rich and rewarding and has all the creaminess you'd expect from the original.

SERVES 10
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner
SERVES 10
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Method

  1. In a large saucepan heat the canola oil and add onion, sauté until soft over medium heat
  2. Mix the diced chicken with the turmeric, cumin, nutmeg, pepper and garam masala
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and brown lightly on each side
  4. Add the tomato paste, water and sugar
  5. Cook gently until chicken is cooked through
  6. Remove from the heat
  7. In a separate saucepan gently heat the evaporated milk
  8. Add warmed evaporated milk to other ingredients and serve

Notes for food services

If the sauce seems too thin we recommend thickening with cornflour.  Simply wet the cornflour with a little water and add slowly to the simmering sauce while mixing constantly

This dish is able to be held at serving temperature for up to 20 minutes.  After that it may split.

  • 25 ml
  • 360 g
    onion, diced
  • 25 g
    , crushed
  • 1.25 kg
    chicken thigh fillets, skinless
  • 2 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 3 tsp
    cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp
    nutmeg, ground
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, ground
  • 1 tsp
    garam masala
  • 125 g
    tomato paste, reduced-salt
  • 310 ml
    water
  • 5 g
    sugar
  • 400 ml
    evaporated milk, reduced-fat
Per serve
  • Energy
    419.4kJ
  • Total Fat
    4.5g
  • Saturated Fat
    1.7g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    5.8g
  • Sugars
    3.6g
  • Total Fat
    0.7g
  • Sodium
    95mg

Method

  1. In a large saucepan heat the canola oil and add onion, sauté until soft over medium heat
  2. Mix the diced chicken with the turmeric, cumin, nutmeg, pepper and garam masala
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and brown lightly on each side
  4. Add the tomato paste, water and sugar
  5. Cook gently until chicken is cooked through
  6. Remove from the heat
  7. In a separate saucepan gently heat the evaporated milk
  8. Add warmed evaporated milk to other ingredients and serve

Notes for food services

If the sauce seems too thin we recommend thickening with cornflour.  Simply wet the cornflour with a little water and add slowly to the simmering sauce while mixing constantly

This dish is able to be held at serving temperature for up to 20 minutes.  After that it may split.