Butter Chicken

I’ve been a bit inspired by my mum’s cooking blog (that doesn’t get updated very often) to put some of my recipes online occasionally.

It saves trying to write them down in a book somewhere to keep track of them.

Today’s recipe is for Butter Chicken – my Butter Chicken Recipe is deceptive – it contains no butter.


  1. 2 tins of Tomato Soup
  2. 1 medium size tub of natural yoghurt
  3. 1 dollop of cream
  4. 2 tablespoons almond meal
  5. 2 tablespoons garam masala
  6. 1 tablespoon turmeric
  7. 2 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika
  8. 1 tablespoon cumin
  9. Curry powder (to taste – I used about a table spoon)
  10. 2 teaspoons of coriander
  11. Chicken (I used about 4 thighs – but this could probably be safely increased)
  12. Onions


  1. Combine tomato soup and yoghurt in a pot on low heat, add almond meal and spices, stir.
  2. Brown the onions in a separate saucepan/wok, add the chicken (cut into chunks) on medium heat.
  3. Once the chicken has started to seal add the sauce.
  4. As the sauce starts to bubble add the cream, stir in. Cover.
  5. Simmer on medium heat with a lid for 30-40 minutes.

Serve with rice and naan/roti/flat bread of some description/pappadams.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

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