October 25, 2017

Creamy Butter Chicken Using Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are delicious buttery flavoured nuts which is generally used in baking, Ice creams and Chocolates. These nuts have lots of health benefits and also available as in the form of Oil, which can used in salads and regular cooking. Apart from cooking, macadamia oil is also useful for healthy skin and hair care. In this recipe, I had used these tasty nuts in the replacement of cashews to give an exotic touch to our regular butter chicken. This gravy goes well with rice, pulao, roti or naan.

Ingredients :

For Marination :

250 gms Boneless Chicken, cut into strips
1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste 
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1/4 Tsp Garam Masala 
1/2 Tsp Chilli powder 
1/4 Cup Fresh cream 
Salt to taste 

For Gravy :

2 Onion, chopped 
3 Tomatoes, chopped
5 - 6 Macadamia nuts ( It has strong flavour so add accordingly ) 
1 Tsp Ginger garlic paste 
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder 
1 Tsp Chilli powder 
1 Elachi 
1/2 inch Cinnamon stick 
8 Tbsp Butter 
Salt to taste 
1/4 Cup Fresh cream 
1/2 Tsp Dried fenugreek leaves 
Few Coriander leaves

Method :

Marinate the chicken strips using the given ingredients for 30 minutes. 

Heat 3 Tbsp butter and fry the marinated chicken pieces. 

Once done, remove and keep aside. 

Add the remaining butter to the same pan and add elachi followed by cinnamon stick, onion, ginger garlic paste, tomatoes, macadamia nuts, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. 

Saute it for 5 - 10 minutes and grind into fine paste by adding water. 

Now add the ground masala to the pan and add the chicken pieces along with fresh cream and fenugreek leaves.

Add the remaining butter and cook it for 3 - 4 minutes. 

Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from the flame.

Serve hot. 

Serving Options :

Serve with Rice, Pulao, Roti or Naan. 


  1. That looks so delicious! I love macadamia nuts but they are so pricey.

  2. If you are looking for new ways to serve-up chicken, I would highly recommend trying this recipe.

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