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Indian Butter Chicken – 10 Minute Dump & Go Recipe


Butter chicken is a popular Indian dish. It’s a creamy, mildly spiced curry dish made with chicken cooked in a rich tomato-based sauce. This is one dish that is found on the menu of all Indian restaurants.

Making Butter chicken in the Instant Pot is so easy, all we have to do is dump all the ingredients & pressure cook for 5 minutes.

10 Minute Indian Butter Chicken - Dump & Go Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 people
For pressure cooking
  • Onion, finely chopped- 1
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Tomatoes, finely chopped- 2
  • Boneless chicken breasts or thighs, diced- 2 breasts or thighs
  • Tomato paste- 2 tbsp
  • Kashmiri chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
After pressure-cooking
  • Butter, unsalted- 1 tbsp
  • Cream- 2 tbsp
  • Sugar- ½ tsp
  • Dried fenugreek leaves- 1 to 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. To the stainless steel pot, dump all the ingredients mentioned 'for pressure cooking'.
  2. Combine well.
  3. Close the pot with the lid.
  4. Select pressure cook setting, set the time to 5 minutes at high pressure.
  5. After 5 minutes of pressure cooking, do a quick pressure release.
  6. Open the lid.
  7. Combine the cooked chicken with the gravy.
  8. Add butter, sugar & cream, combine well.
  9. Taste & add salt if required.
  10. Add dried fenugreek leaves & cilantro. Combine well.
  11. Remove the stainless steel pot from the main pot, keep it covered for 5 minutes.
  12. Serve butter chicken along with basmati rice, naan or roti.
  13. This is a finger-licking & delicious butter chicken.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...