Butter Chicken was one of my favorite meals before going veggie and this Vegan Butter Chicken was one of the first recipes I created for this blog when I started it back in 2013. I had just moved to Belgium, was a new vegetarian and dove right into my new-found love of everything veg! Since then, I’ve changed the recipe slightly and I thought it was time for me to share the recipe with you guys (with some updated photos, lol! I’ve since learned that taking photos of leftovers is
usually always not a good idea, ha!).
This Vegan Butter Chicken is so incredibly creamy, comforting and full of rich flavors from the spices and thick tomato and cream sauce. Plus, it tastes out-of-this-world-amaaazzing on top of a fluffy bed of basmati rice!
The “secrets” to this Vegan Butter Chicken lie in the cashews and the chickpeas.
The blended cashews make the sauce of this Butter Chicken so incredibly buttery, rich, creamy, comforting and delicious. The cashews also do a wonderful job of thickening the sauce of this vegan butter chicken when it is simmering on the stove.
The chickpeas replace the “chicken” that is traditionally used in this recipe. The chickpeas makes this Vegan Butter Chicken so incredibly hearty, slightly nutty and meaty. I love to use freshly cooked chickpeas because they are slightly firmer than the ones that come in the can. Canned chickpeas also work here if you are in a pinch. When I originally made this recipe, I used half chickpeas and half cauliflower, I still sometimes make it this way but have come prefer this Vegan Butter Chicken with only chickpeas.
This Vegan Butter Chicken is one of my favorite meals to serve for dinner. It is a simple recipe to make and is ALWAYS a hit with everyone at the table. You can adjust the spiciness based on how much of a kick you like in your food (I like a lot of spice but tone it back a bit when I’m serving this to company or family).
If y’all end up making this delicious VEGAN Butter Chicken in your home, I love love love hearing about it and seeing your awesome feedback! Share your creations with me by writing your feedback in the comments below, tagging me (#cearaskitchen) in your beautiful shots on Instagram or sharing your photo on my Ceara’s Kitchen Facebook page. Have a beautiful day guys! #EatHappyLiveHappy
- 2 small yellow onion (or one large), chopped
- 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp garam masala
- ¾ tsp cumin, cinnamon & ginger
- ¼ - ¾ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1¼ cup low sodium vegetable broth
- 2¾ cups plain tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar or cane sugar*
- ⅓ cup raw cashews + 3 tbsp to roast for garnish
- 3 cups chickpeas
- Soak cashews in hot water while preparing the sauce.
- On medium high heat, in a large pan, saute the onions and garlic with the spices (garam masala, cumin, cinammon, ginger and cayenne pepper) in ¼ cup of the vegetable broth until the onions are soft and the spices are fragrant.
- Add the remaining vegetable broth (1 cup), plain tomato sauce and sugar. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or so until fragrant.
- Rinse your cashews, In a blender or in a separate deep bowl, blend ⅓ cup of raw cashews with about ⅓ cup of the butter chicken sauce that is simmering on the stove until creamy and smooth . I used a stick immersion blender and blended the soaked cashews with a bit of the sauce in a deep bowl. If you are using a high speed blender you may need to add in about ½ cup of the sauce with the cashews for it to blend well. Transfer the blended sauce back into the pan with the rest of the Butter Chicken sauce.
- If using, in a separate pan, over medium high heat, roast 3 tbsps of cashews for 5 minutes in a pan (these are the cashews that you will use to garnish the butter chicken with).
- Add the chickpeas to the pan. Simmer for an additional 5 - 10 minutes. Serve Butter Chicken over yellow rice pilafor basmati rice. Garnish with roasted cashews.
2) Use freshly cooked or canned chickpeas. I like to use freshly cooked chickpeas in this recipe because they still have a bit of a "bite" to them.
Whether or not you believe in God, read this message!
Throughout history, we can see how we have been strategically conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that Jesus foretold of this event almost 2,000 years ago?
In the book of Revelation 13:16-18, it states,
“He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles–Revelation 19:20) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
Speaking to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why so? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell!
These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate both places, or one–not one OR the other!
This is where it comes together. It is incredible how accurate the Bible is concerning the implantable RFID microchip. Here are notes from someone named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID chip:
“Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).
Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.
Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places the Bible says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, criminal record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.
Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this is referring to a hypodermic needle when they poke into the skin to inject the microchip.”
Mr. Sanders asked a doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor replied by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation says:
“And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).
You can read more about it here–and to also understand the mystery behind the number 666: https://2RUTH.ORG
The third angel’s warning in Revelation 14:9-11 states,
“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.'”
Great hope is in our midst, and is coming in a mighty way–the greatest revival for Jesus in the history of the world where we will see the most souls come to Him of all tribes, tongues, nations, and peoples (Rev. 7:9-10); for we have this promise in God’s Word in the midst of these dark times:
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years (not literal–rather a spiritual label for time spent in eternity); and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while (when the Antichrist and false prophet will rise up and God will test the world).” (Revelation 20:1-3)
“The coming of the lawless one (the Antichrist) is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)”
Who is Barack Obama, and why is he still around?
So what’s in the name? The meaning of someone’s name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface.
Jesus states in Luke 10:18, “…I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
The Hebrew Strongs word (H1299) for “lightning”: “bârâq” (baw-rawk)
In Isaiah chapter 14, verse 14, we read about Lucifer (Satan) saying in his heart:
“I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.”
In the verses in Isaiah that refer directly to Lucifer, several times it mentions him falling from the heights or the heavens. The Hebrew word for the heights or heavens used here is Hebrew Strongs 1116: “bamah”–Pronounced (bam-maw’)
In Hebrew, the letter “Waw” or “Vav” is often transliterated as a “U” or “O,” and it is primarily used as a conjunction to join concepts together. So to join in Hebrew poetry the concept of lightning (Baraq) and a high place like heaven or the heights of heaven (Bam-Maw), the letter “U” or “O” would be used. So, Baraq “O” Bam-Maw or Baraq “U” Bam-Maw in Hebrew poetry similar to the style written in Isaiah, would translate literally to “Lightning from the heights.” The word “Satan” in Hebrew is a direct translation, therefore “Satan.”
When Jesus told His disciples in Luke 10:18 that He beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven, if this were to be stated by a Jewish Rabbi today influenced by the poetry in the book of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew–the words of Jesus in Luke 10:18 as, and I saw Satan as Baraq O Bam-Maw.
The names of both of Obama’s daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we write those names backward (the devil does things backwards) it would be “ailam ahsatan”. If we remove the letters that spell “Alah” (Allah being the false god of Islam), we would get “I am Satan”. Coincidence? I don’t think so!
Obama’s campaign logo when he ran as President in the year 2008 was a sun over the horizon in the west, with the landscape as the flag of the United States. In the Isalmic religion, they have their own messiah that they are waiting for called the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi (the Antichrist of the Bible), and one prophecy concerning this man’s appearance is the sun rising in the west.
“Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.'” (Revelation 14:6-7)
Why have the words of Jesus in His Gospel accounts regarding His death, burial, and resurrection, been translated into over 3,000 languages, and nothing comes close (the Quran about 110 languages)? Because the same Spirit of God (YHVH) who created all people likewise transcends all people; therefore the power of His Word is not limited by people; while all other religions are man-made, therefore they tend to primarily stay within their own culture. The same God who speaks to all people through His creation of the heavens and earth that draws all people around the world likewise has sent His Word to the ends of the earth so that we may come to personally know Him to be saved in spirit and in truth through His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus stands alone among the other religions that say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into reality?
Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good we have done, but rather by the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?
God has brought down His moral laws through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, but rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has written in our hearts, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, murder, and so forth.
We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh about 2,000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill.
The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2,000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood with His last word’s on the cross crying out, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).
For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.
This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all perish to hell forever. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades but was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.
So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), where God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death; now being conformed into the image of the heavenly man walking in a new nature, and no longer in the image of the fallen man Adam.
Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins, and to receive His Holy Spirit that we may be born again (for Jesus says we must be born again to see and enter the Kingdom of God in John chapter 3). This is not just head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him in obedience to His Word by reading the Bible.
Our works cannot save us, but they can condemn us; it is not that we earn our way into everlasting life, but that we obey our Lord Jesus Christ:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23)
“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” (Hebrews 5:9)
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’
Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’
And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8)
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I’ve made this so many times over the last few years. It is definitely one of my all times favorites!
Delicious sauce – I love it with sweet potato ……
Wow! Super good. Thank you
So….we host a wine and pizza night every week and I am always looking creative pizza toppings! This week, I think I am going to try your recipe (I may add a little tofu) on pizza dough (hmmm…might make the pizza dough a bit more like naan) and sprinkle my rice on top…I will let you know how it goes 🙂
I recommend using way less chickpeas. Just my preference but the sauce was SOOOO amazing that constantly crunching the chickpeas ruined it for me. Best sauce recipe for butter chicken I’ve ever tried though.
Absolutely perfect! I’ve been making this almost every week.
This taste just like a spicy tomato sauce
Not a fan sorry
Ditto to all the positive reviews of this recipe! It was outstanding! Substituted sunflower seeds for cashews and that worked great. Also followed another reviewers’ suggestion to use 1 can of chick peas and 1 small head of cauliflower. I forgot to add the cayenne pepper but it was still delicious! Thank you for another GREAT recipe!!
Clifford Childs says
Very good. I added lemon juice and salt which made it even better.
I just made this sauce and I swear I could lick the pot clean. I’ve been searching for the right recipe and finally found it! My spices are very fresh and I found the quantities listed just right – not overwhelming but definitely there. I used the full amount of cayenne. I don’t buy tomato sauce and always make my own by blending a large can of diced tomatoes and a small can of tomato paste (no added flavours) so just used that. Poured the sauce over sautéed chickpea tofu, peas and roasted cauliflower. It was beyond amazing! Thank you 🙂
Keely ricketts says
I make this every week or so… today I added potato and mushrooms, it’s delicious and I’m not a great cook… thank you so much for the recipe!
Delicious. We had it last night, and my 3 year old would only eat the sauce, kept asking for more. The only difference is that I blended everything because my kids won’t eat it if it looks like beans. Then I sauteed some cauliflower and added it in so the sauce had some texture. This was thanks to your note that you had done half and half with chickpeas and cauliflower in an earlier version. Husband had 3 helpings!
I’ve made this recipe four times now and love it!
This was really, really good. We are not vegan but made the recipe as-is except for chicken broth instead of veggie broth. Was really surprised at the creamy texture of the sauce! Served with some parathas, nice addition to the dinner rotation!
NIcole I says
This is an awesome recipe; one that I will come back to again and again. 5 stars.
I made this last night, and it was fantastic. I swapped out one cup of chickpeas for a head of roasted cauliflower, and another cup of chickpeas for butterbeans. Also, I served it on roast sweet potato. Despite the differences, your recipe was an excellent starting point, and much more down-to-earth than others. Thanks very much 🙂
Love the cashews in the sauce for a creamy effect… that part was great. Unfortunately the whole thing is really under seasoned and just tastes like a creamy tomato sauce. I would advise folk to check other recipes for spice quantities, buy or homemake a curry paste with this. Was actually really disappointed with the end result. Did not taste like a curry! had to add loads of spices after the tomatoes were in which isn’t ideal.
Although I customized things a bit to suit my individual taste (a bit less garam masala, a bit more cumin), I found the amount of spices to be in the right neighborhood. I wonder if you interpreted “¾ tsp cumin, cinnamon & ginger” to mean 3/4 tsp total. I used about 3/4- 1 tsp of each. Next time I make this I might use fresh ginger, but I will probably make it again, and it tasted like curry to me!
Donna Wigmore says
This dish had everything going for it; cheap, easy and so delicious. Oh ya, it is super healthy too ! Everyone loved it! It is so worth the five stars! I was looking for healthy vegan meals to put on my shortlist. This just zoomed to the very top of the list. Now to look for other meals that won’t pale in comparison and will still be cheap and easy.
Yay! So happy you enjoyed the recipe, Donna! Thank you for the wonderful feedback! 🙂
Have you ever tried this w/vegan chicken like gardein or beyond meat? Does it work well if yes?
Hi all :). Just a quick tip if you are in Australia as I am. The commercial tomato sauce is far too strong for this recipe. I cant wait to try it with either tomato paste, passata or canned tomatoes. Thanks for the great recipe 🙂
Keen to know how you go Troy. I’m in Australia too. Just made a different version (recipe from elsewhere) of this tonight using a plain passata and it was very bland. I’m hoping that was due to the overall recipe and not the passata swap out – normallydon’t have issues doing that.
Hi Troy and Louisa,
I’m going to give this a try today, and as far as tomato paste/passata goes, we use an italian brand called ‘Mutti’. This is 99.5% pureed tomato, the other 0.5% is salt.
Flavour is fantastic and the consistency is nice also.
Hope this helps 🙂
Thanks for the tip, Troy! 🙂
I do not cook so I did not know to do something to the chickpeas prior to adding them to the pan.
I simmered the sauce an extra 30 minutes.
It was amazing!
So what should I do to the chickpeas prior to the last step? Next time it will be even better.
Dave Grant says
Excellent recipe, Great texture, flavour was very good, but thought it was a little short on umami, definitely low on salt, I added about 2tbsp of yellow miso, terrific.
Thank you, Dave! Happy you enjoyed the recipe!
I’m in the uk and want to try this…is the tomato sauce you mean ketchup? Like what you dip fries in?
Lisa Lamb says
Hi Fiona, I would’ve thought that passata would be best to use rather than kechup. You can buy it in supermarkets next to the chopped, canned tomatos 🙂
Take a look at this picture – Bionaturae organic strained tomatoes make a great sauce. http://www.wegmans.com/prodimg/018/500/799210968018.jpg
Hi from Cyprus. This is the perfect time for me to try this dreamy dish! I wonder, do I soak the chickpeas overnight and I just boil them until cooked and then I add them in the sauce?
Where about in belgium, may I ask, do you live? I moved back from belgium a year ago.
I just made this dish and I am in love! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and simple recipe! I have really missed the flavours of butter chicken since becoming vegan and this really satisfied that craving!!
Off the charts incredible! Where’s the 10 star button? Thank you so much for sharing this!
Avoid any room for confusion if you modify the recipe to read: “3/4 tsp EACH, cumin, cinnamon & ginger”. I have non-cooking friend who thought it was supposed to mean 1/4 tsp of each spice for a total of 3/4 tsp.
Hi Dorothy, it is 3/4 tsp of each spice (not 1/4 tsp each). Hope this clears things up 🙂
made this dish this past weekend. it was phenomenal! i can’t resist any meal with that much tomatoey-goodness. delicious! thanks so much for sharing!
Becky Striepe says
THis looks so good, Ceara!
Holy goodness! This sauce is AMAZING! I loved it so much after adding the blending cashews that I added more — more of a good thing is great! Even my picky 8 year old daughter loved it. Thank you!
Hi I am not vegan but my sons girlfriend is, I make different dishes (add, delete, adjust and seperate meals) for her when she stays over. We will be camping soon and making meals at home then freezing them for our trip, will I be able to freeze your butter chicken recipe for her until needed
I’d also love to know how this freezes!
I have not freezed this recipe myself but if I were to freeze it, I would make the recipe and then freeze it in a freezer friendly glass container! 🙂
I made this again yesterday, with brown basmati. I made the recipe exactly as written, except just a can of tomatoes instead of tomato sauce , and I added steamed cauliflower and spinach along with the chickpeas. It was, once again, totally excellent. I made it for a group of non-vegan friends, and they all loved it. Many thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!
So happy you and your friends enjoyed the recipe, Sophie!!! 🙂 Thank you!
You say you can put it over “yellow rice pilaf “.
Do you have a recipe for that please that doesn’t
fight with the yummy flavours in your Vegan Butter Chicken
(which, by the way, is delicious)?
Yes, I do! Here it is 🙂 http://www.cearaskitchen.com/indian-saffron-yellow-rice-pilaf-vegan-glutenfree/
So happy to hear you enjoyed the Butter Chicken too!
Can I replace the raw cashews, veggie broth and tomato sauce with 2 tblsp whole wheat flour, a can of coconut cream and a can of tomato paste?
Hmm… the cashews really do make this recipe super creamy and buttery. If you are allergic to cashews, I’d recommend coconut milk as your said with a bit of flour or corn starch to thicken the sauce up 🙂 Let me know your results when you whip it up! 🙂
I have been making butter chicken for a while and find that grinding up almonds in a coffee grinder works as an excellent thickener instead of resorting to flour and corn starch. I am making the above recipe for my work pot luck for our restaurant christmas party and cannot wait. Thank you so much for the recipe
All through making this I was thinking, I’m gonna be disappointed, this isn’t going to be like my restaurants butter chicken… But I was so delightfully surprised. It’s so strange the buttery favour that the cashews added. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, will definitely become a staple! Cheers!
SO happy that you enjoyed the butter chicken!! Thank you for the lovely feedback 🙂
ABSOLUTELY DELECTABLE! I followed the recipe exactly besides adding a few late cherry tomatoes from my garden. They added a bright burst of flavor here and there. My husband who isn’t vegan loved it as well. * I added diced chicken that I baked in the oven while cooking to his portion. The cashew puree made it very creamy. I thoroughly enjoyed this with garlic naan bread from Trader Joes.
Um, yeah, this is the BEST curry I’ve ever made, and I’ve made many! I made this with tofu instead of chicpeas (I just dry-fried the tofu and chucked it in the curry afterwards). I also added frozen peas and spinach, but otherwise followed the recipe to a T. Also, I just used plain canned diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce. It is soooo good! Thank you so much!
Thank you SO much for the lovely feedback Sophie! I am really happy that you enjoyed the butter chicken. I am sure it was simply delicious with tofu – yum!! 🙂
Oh my goodness, this dish is FABULOUS! I think it’s even better the second day. Thank you so much for the recipe!
Yay! So happy you enjoyed it! Thank you Deborah 🙂
Hi. I notice your recipe says Tomato Sauce. Do you mean crushed tomatoes or the Tomato sauce you put on pies etc? As in “rosella tomato sauce australia” It is in a bottle and guess it is similar to Ketchup.
Hi Maraika! I mean plain tomato sauce that comes in jars with nothing else added to it! It’s basically just pureed tomatoes. Here’s one of the brands I like to use.
So that was absolutely magnificent. I made it with passata as we don’t have that kind of tomato sauce here, so maybe I’d make it a bit sweeter next time, but it was beautiful. Hot, spicy, sweet. Looking forward to the 2 other things I found on your site I’m cooking this week now!
Thank you for the wonderful feedback, Dan! I am so happy that you enjoyed the Butter Chicken 🙂
I’ve not even finished cooking it yet, but I just tasted the sauce before the chickpeas go in. Wow! That is some tasty stuff!
Julie Alexandra says
I made this today, I just used almonds instead of cashews since that’s what I has, and Oh My God it’s so good! Thank you so much for sharing!
Yay!! So happy you enjoyed it, Julie! Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback 😀
Jess D says
This was fantastic! I bought garam masala a year ago and never got the courage to use it until now.
I really modified the recipe to what I had on hand, but the flavors were unlike anything I’ve ever had. Thank you!
1 tsp dried minced onion
2 frozen crushed garlic cubes
3/4 c. water
1 veggie bouillon cubes
2 tsp Garam masala
1/8 tsp cayenne
1/2 c. Almond milk
1 28oz. Can crushed tomatoes
3 c. Home cooked chickpeas
Thank you, Jess!! 🙂 Sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing!!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
The colour of that sauce is amazing! I used to love butter chicken, but I haven’t made it since going veggie. Interesting about the cashews too.
Thank you, Dannii 🙂 The cashews make this sauce so creamy and thick 🙂
Is that 3/4 tsp EACH of cumin, cinnamon & ginger?
Or 1/4 tsp of each (adding up to 3/4 tsp)?
Thanks, looks tasty!
or rather: Bedankt, het ziet er lekker uit! 😉
3/4 tsp of each! You can use less spices to (1/4 or 1/2 a tsp of each) if you are sensitive to these spices. Would love to know your results if you end up trying this recipe! Bedankt 😀
Mel @ The Refreshanista says
Yum! I never got the chance to try butter chicken before going vegetarian and I’ve always wondered what it tastes like! Definitely going to give this veggie version a try 🙂
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit says
This is so creative! I’ve never had butter chicken, but I’ll happily just skip the original altogether and dive into this healthy vegan version! It looks easy and delicious and the spice blend sounds wonderful 🙂 Definitely pinning this to try!
<3 Thank you Natalie!! :) xoxo
This looks so good! I love all the spices in here and the sauce looks so velvety and creamy! Beautiful too!
Thank you Jenn! The sauce is super velvety and creamy!! 🙂 <3
The Vegan8 says
I have never heard of this dish before Ceara, but I’m drooling all over my keyboard reading the ingredients, so I know it’s fantastic! I swear, every dang recipe of yours makes me hungry and I’m NOT making that up! This looks incredible and I’m dying to try this one now…I just need to get some garam masala! The color is just gorgeous and I love your closeup shots!!
Thank you Brandi! Butter Chicken is delish!!! It’s one of my favorite Indian dishes 🙂