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Chicken-less Butter Chicken Curry

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Yes, it’s chicken-less, but filled with Paneer, the star ingredient in some of my favorite Indian dishes. Do give it a try, you will be surprised by the flavor.


  • 1 cup tomato puree.
  • 1 cup whipping cream.
  • 2 tsp ginger and garlic paste.
  • 1 tsp garam masala.
  • 2 tsp lemon juice.
  • ½ tsp white sugar.
  • 1 green chili, chopped.
  • 1¼ tsp salt.
  • 1  tsp masala.
  • 1 tsp jeera powder.
  • 400g paneer cheese, cubed.
  • Fresh dhania to garnish.
  • 4 tbsp. Garima’s butter chicken spice.
Chicken-less Butter Chicken Curry


  1. Mix the tomato puree, cream, ginger and garlic, garam masala, lemon juice, sugar, chili, masala, and jeera powder together until well mixed and set aside.
  2. In a pot, heat some oil.
  3. Add the cubed paneer cheese and allow to fry till slightly golden brown all over.
  4. Add the sauce, mix and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
  5. Add the butter chicken spice give it a good stir, allow to cook till the sauce is to your liking.
  6. Remove from the heat and garnish with chopped dhania.

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