Butter Chicken Recipe: A Low-Calorie Version

Diet Friendly Low calorie Butter Chicken Recipe

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Diet Butter Chicken Recipe For Health Freak Foodies

Disclaimer: No Butter was used in making of this recipe of Butter Chicken. 

The first thing that pops in my mind is that the heading I have chosen has too many ironies in it. First of all a diet version of Butter Chicken. I mean I have already purged the sacrosanctity of one chicken recipe that sits at the helm of Punjabi cuisine.

As if that wasn’t enough! I am offering this to the health freaks. Those who are trying to stay away from fat, are being offered something that is known to be rich and absolutely delicious.

In my defense, I would like to say that this Butter Chicken recipe (pardon the misnomer!) is the one recipe that you need if you want to enjoy something delicious without feeling the guilt about the calories.

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Butter Chicken Recipe - Diet Version
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Marinate Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

This diet friendly Butter Chicken recipe is a keeper for those who want to keep a check on their calories, but can't stay away from good food.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Punjabi
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Non vegetarian Recipe, Punjabi Recipes
Servings: 4 People
Author: Priyanka
For Marinade
  • 500 gms Chicken With bone pieces
  • 4 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Ginger paste
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder Kashmiri Mirch variant
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • Lemon Juice of 1/2 Lemon
For Gravy
  • 4 Tomatoes Large, pureed
  • 2 Onion Medium, paste
  • 4-5 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2-3 tbsp Fresh Cream
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi or Dried Fenugreek Leaves
  1. Mix all the ingredients listed for marination with Chicken and let it soak for a minimum of 30 minutes.  

Making the Gravy
  1. Heat oil in a pan and bay leaf to it. Then add the Onion paste and Tomato puree to it. Fry this on medium heat till it reduces in quantity.

  2. Then add the spices like Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Garam Masala and dried Fenugreek leaves. 

  3. When the mix is fried nicely and turns brown, add the marinated chicken with the marinade. Mix everything well and allow it to simmer on low heat with lid on. It should take somewhere around 10-15 minutes to cook the chicken. 

  4. Once the chicken is cooked, adjust the gravy as per your requirement by adding water. Season with salt, if necessary. 

  5. Before removing it from heat, add fresh cream (or, full fat milk). You may garnish it with chopped green chilies and coriander leaves.

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