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The Legendary Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Do you know, Indian Butter Chicken Recipe is the 2nd most searched Indian dish globally? And why not? This is a very versatile dish, originated from the culinary capital of India, Delhi and is traditionally complemented by Naans.
This scrumptious and mouth-watering chicken recipe has made its way from roadside dhabas to fine-dining restaurants, around the world. And if you have not tasted the legendary Butter Chicken yet, it is surely a loss of gigantic proportions.
But the good news is, delicious, flavor-packed, creamy and rich Butter Chicken can be easily prepared at home. So, all you have to do is keep a couple of ingredients ready for the preparation of this lip-smacking dish.
Here is the recipe and the list of ingredients that would be needed.
1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 ½ tablespoons turmeric
2 tablespoons garam masala
2 tablespoons cumin powder
3 pounds chicken thighs 
¼ pound unsalted butter
4 teaspoons vegetable oil 
2 medium-size yellow onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated or finely diced
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 cinnamon stick
2 medium-size tomatoes, diced
2 red chillies, diced
Salt to taste
⅔ cup chicken stock, low-sodium 
1 ½ cups cream
1 ½ teaspoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons finely chopped almonds
½ bunch coriander leaves 
Step 1:
Mix yogurt, lemon juice, turmeric, garam masala and cumin in a large bowl. Put the chicken, let it sit in the marinade, cover and refrigerate for a day.
Step 2:
In a large pan, melt the butter in the oil until it starts to foam. Add onions, and keep stirring frequently, until translucent. Now add ginger, garlic and cumin seeds, and cook until the onions start to brown.
Step 3:
Add cinnamon, tomatoes, chillies and salt, and cook for nearly 10 minutes, until the chillies turn soft.
Step 4:
Add chicken and the marinade to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Then lower the heat, simmer and cook for approximately 30 minutes, without the lid.
Step 5:
Add the cream and tomato paste, and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, for 10 -15 minutes.
Step 6:
Add almonds, cook for 5 minutes and remove from the heat. Garnish with coriander leaves.
And your lip-smacking Butter Chicken is ready.

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