Ask anyone what their favorite Indian take out is, chances are they will tell you Butter Chicken!

I’m certainly guilty in that department, and while I love a good curry, Butter chicken take out while mouth watering, has many additives such as food coloring that I don’t like to consume much of.

It’s a very easy dish to recreate at home, and it’s a regular in our home as well. Only difference is, this time I have reduced the cooking time to15 minutes, and it was on the table in 20 minutes, in perfect timing to serve a side of Basmati Rice.

I used the Nutricook electric smart pot, using two functions, sautee, and pressure cook.

Smart Pot Butter Chicken

This Butter Chicken is ready in 15 minutes, just in time for your Basmati side dish to make it on the table too. Thanks to my soon to become favorite electric pressure cooker from NutriCook.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • NutriCook Smart Pot
  • Food Processor


Paste Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small piece ginger 2 TSP
  • 2 garlic cloves

Other Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP Butter approx. 50 grams
  • 2 TBSP Tomato Paste
  • 1 TBSP Coriander
  • 2 TSP Garam Masala
  • 1 TSP Turmeric
  • ½ TSP Cumin
  • 1 TBSP Paprika
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 500 grams Pomi Strained Tomatoes available at Juthour
  • 700 grams’ boneless chicken breasts or thighs, washed, strained, and seasoned with salt only
  • 200 ML Cooking Cream


  • Additional Cooking Cream
  • Coriander Leaves


  • In a food processor pulse onion, ginger, and garlic to make a paste. Set aside.
  • Choose the sauté setting in your smart pot, and add the butter. Cook the paste until fragrant.
  • Add tomato paste and mix.
  • Add the spices and mix well.
  • If the sauté mode has become too hot turn it off the residual heat will bring the ingredients together.
  • Add the water and mix.
  • Add the pomi strained tomatoes, and mix well.
  • Add the seasoned chicken, I choose boneless chicken breasts you can choose boneless thigh. Make sure your chicken is seasoned with salt.
  • Cover the lid and lock.
  • Choose the pressure option for 15 minutes on high.
  • After the pressure has released, unlock the lid and allow residual steam to come out.
  • Add the cooking cream and mix well leaving a little bit behind for garnish
  • Serve and garnish with the coriander leaves and a table spoon of cooking cream.



Keyword Butter Chicken, Pressure Cooker Butter Chicken