Butter Chicken – Thermomix Version

Butter Chicken - Thermomix Version

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 People


Chicken Marinade

  • 800 g boneless and skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup  plain yogurt
  • 11/2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tbs minced ginger
  • 2 tspn Fiji garam masala
  • 1 tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn ground cumin
  • 1 tspn chili powder
  • 1 tspn salt


  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 8 green cardamom
  • 11/2 tbs garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbs Fiji masala
  • 400 g crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tspn red chili powder 
  • 2 Tbs water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup  of cream 
  • 11/2 Tbs honey


  • Combine chicken with all of the ingredients for the chicken marinade; mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • On high heat grill chicken until the edges have charred slightly. Set aside.
  • Place butter, oil, onions and a pinch of salt in the mixing bowl. Cook 6 mins/100deg/speed 1 without measuring cup
  • Scrape down the sides, add garlic, ginger and cardamom and cook for a further    4mins / 100deg/ speed 1 without measuring cup.  
  •  Add tomatoes, chili powder and salt. Cook on 10mins/100deg/stirring speed, with simmering basket over the lid. 
  •  Blend 30sec/speed 4-8,increasing the speed gradually.   
  •  Using a large sieve, strain the tomato puree, using the back of a spoon to push as much of the puree through.  Discard any solids.
  • Add the strained sauce back into the mixing bowl. Pour the cream, add honey and the chicken with any juices back into the pan and cook for an additional 8mins/70deg/reverse/speed1until chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick and bubbling.  Taste and adjust salt and honey as desired.


serve with rice or any flat bread
Hint:       Substitute cream with evaporated milk for a lighter, healthier version.
                To make a vegetarian version, substitute the chicken with mushrooms.
                Use any leftovers as a pie filling.
Optional:  Add ½ tspn of kasoori methi
You can buy Fiji masala  and Fiji garam masala from:    www.talesofindia.com.au