This unique white butter chicken is a must-try.


  • If you love butter chicken, yo’ll love this version of chicken too.
  • This white chicken is made with a creamy and buttery onion gravy.
  • Watch the recipe video to make white chicken at home.

If we have to name one chicken dish that is most popular in north India, it has to be butter chicken; everything else comes after. Among so many chicken dishes in Indian cuisine, butter chicken has been a perpetual winner, and we all know why. Succulent chicken pieces doused in a velvety gravy of butter and cream, makes for heavenly treat for non-vegetarians. The butter chicken that we usually order at restaurants or make at home is of a dense onion and tomato paste with a range of Indian spices. Here is a different version of butter chicken that slightly mellows down the ‘spicy’ and ‘tangy’ level of the traditional butter chicken and presents a whiter and creamier dish that is equally great.

This recipe video shows how to make white butter chicken at home. You have to first barbeque chicken pieces, then cook them on stove with garlic, green chillies, onion cashew paste, fenugreek leaves and fresh cream. Top it with butter, because that’s what this dish is popular for.

You can pair this creamy chicken with any Indian bread – naan, roti, paratha, roomali roti etc. This butter chicken is also relatively easy to make. With minimal ingredients and minimal spices, but a load of creaminess and lusciousness, this white butter chicken is a must-try.

Watch the recipe video of creamy white (chitta) butter chicken here:

(Also Read: This Recipe Makes The Best Butter Chicken Ever!)

500 gms tandoori chicken
2 tbsp oil
1 cup onion cashew paste
1 tsp green chillis, chopped
1 tsp garlic, chopped
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
2 tbsp fresh cream
1 tbsp butter
2 cups water
Salt to taste


1.      In a pan, heat oil.
2.      Stir green chillis, garlic and tandoori chicken for few minutes.
3.      Pour some water on the top.
4.     Add onion cashew paste and mix it well.
5.      Add dried fenugreek leaves, fresh cream and butter.
6.      Cook for 15-20 minutes.
7.      Serve hot with roti.

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