Tenina.com's Classic Butter Chicken



  1. Place onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric and EVOO into the Thermomix bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl and lid.

  2. Saute 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.

  3. Add ground coriander, salt, cream, tomato paste and Kasoundi and combine 5 sec/speed 4. Cook 5 min/100°C/speed 1.

  4. Insert Butterfly before adding the chicken. Make sure the sauce is covering the chicken by stirring with a spatula, cook 15 min/Butterfly/100°C/speed 1/MC off Place the simmering basket on top of the lid to help make a thicker sauce through evaporation. Time taken to cook chicken can vary slightly based on how large the pieces are.

  5. Pour butter chicken into another container. Place butter on top and allow it to melt before stirring through.

  6. Without cleaning the Thermomix bowl, pour in 1 litre of water and insert the basket. Weigh out the rice, add a pinch of salt and cook 15 min/100°C/speed 4. This method will give you a lovely saffron coloured rice to serve with the Butter Chicken.

  7. Serve garnished with fresh coriander.

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