Healthy Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
10 mins
1 hr

Stolen from Sapna Magazine Online, edited for clarity. This version has 75% less fat and 60% fewer calories than the traditional Murgh Makhani. Edited 6/18/08 based on commenters.

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  1. Spray a 12" nonstick skillet with cooking spray and sear the chicken cubes. Once done, take the chicken out of the pan and put aside.
  2. Sauté onion in one teaspoon of canola oil on low heat.
  3. Add turmeric powder and sauté for another 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add tomato paste and sauté another minute.
  4. Add butter, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, garam masala, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, cumin and sauté for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add chicken back to the pan and cook for another 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in milk, yogurt, tomato puree, and water.
  7. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.