Butter Chicken in Under 30 Minutes with Pappadums and Steamed Rice

Butter Chicken in Under 30 Minutes with Pappadums and Steamed Rice

  • 25 min
  • 755 calories

On your table in under 30 minutes and made from scratch. If that isn't a winning dinner We've added some steamed rice and crunchy pappadums for a speedy but complete weeknight meal. This delicous curry is mild enough for even the littlest critics to enjoy.

Number of servings


  • 3 Chicken Thighs (skinless) 3 Chicken Thighs (skinless)
  • 1 12 Tbsp Butter Chicken Spice Mix
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Ginger 1 Tbsp Crushed Ginger
  • 2 Garlic Clove 2 Garlic Clove
  • 2 Tbsp Butter (pantry) 2 Tbsp Butter (pantry)
  • 1⁄4 Cup Tomato Paste 14 Cup Tomato Paste
  • 1⁄3 Cup Thickened Cream 13 Cup Thickened Cream
  • 1 Small Bunch Coriander 1 Small Bunch Coriander
  • 3⁄4 Cup Basmati Rice 34 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 4 Pappadums
  • 3g Pack Sugar 3g Pack Sugar

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Step-by-step instructions

First Things First

Our vegetables and fruit come as fresh as can be, so please give them a quick wash before you get started.

As well as your basic cooking tools, you will need...

Rice Cooker (Optional)

Step 1

1 Prepare Ingredients

Peel and mince garlic. Dice chicken into bite sized pieces. Marinate chicken in 1 tbsp spice mix and half the minced garlic and ginger and marinate for 5 minutes.

Tip! You can do this ahead of time if it’s convenient.

Step 2

2 Cook Rice

In a medium pot, bring 1 12 cups water to a boil. Stir in the rice; cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 12-15 minutes until all of the water is absorbed. Cover the pot and let the rice absorb the water off of the heat. Fluff the finished rice with a fork.

Tip! Taste the rice; if it is still too firm, add a few more tablespoons of water.

Step 3

3 Make Butter Chicken

Heat a pan over medium high heat and add a drizzle of oil. Seal the chicken until coloured all over and almost cooked through, around 4 minutes. Set chicken aside for later.

Step 4

4 Finish Butter Chicken

Add butter and remaining spices, garlic and ginger. Fry 2-3 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook 2-3 minutes. Add 12 a cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes. Return chicken to the pan and add cream, simmering for approx 5 minutes until sauce has thickened and chicken is cooked. Taste and season, adding sugar if extra sweetness is needed to round the flavour.

Step 5

5 Cook Pappadums

Place pappadums on the microwave turntable, ensure they are not overlapping. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes. Keep an eye on them and when fully expanded stop the microwave or they can burn.

Tip! Alternatively you can fry these in oil. You can also spray them with oil before mircowaving but this is not recessary.

Step 6

6 You Plate It

Pick and roughly chop coriander. Add most of the coriander to the curry. Adjust seasoning. Serve with rice, pappadums and remaining coriander.

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