Butter chicken bombs  Recipe

Butter chicken bombs Recipe

40 mins
2-3 people
20 mins



Hey there! I'm Chef Ajay, and let me tell you a little story about the magic of Butter Chicken Bombs. Picture this: a cozy kitchen filled with the aroma of rich spices and simmering sauces. That's where my journey with this recipe began. It was a lazy Sunday afternoon, and I was experimenting with some traditional Indian flavors. Little did I know, this culinary experiment would soon become a favorite among my friends and family. Butter Chicken Bombs are not just a dish; they're a journey into the heart of Indian cuisine, packed with flavor and nostalgia.




Recipe of Butter Chicken Bombs


Makhani Sauce:



  • Oil: 1 tbsp
  • Jeera (Cumin Seeds): ½ tbsp
  • Butter: 1 tbsp
  • Bay Leaf: 2 nos.
  • Green Cardamom: 3-4 nos.
  • Onions: 1 medium-sized (sliced)
  • Garlic: 4-5 cloves
  • Ginger: ½ inch
  • Green Chillies: 2 nos.
  • Coriander Stalks: a few
  • Cashews: 4-5 nos.
  • Kashmiri Red Chillies: 4-5 nos.
  • Tomatoes: 3-4 medium-sized
  • Salt: to taste
  • Haldi Powder (Turmeric): a pinch
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder: ½ tsp
  • Butter: 2 tbsp
  • Garlic: 1 tbsp
  • Green Chillies (Chopped): 1-2 nos.
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder: 1 tsp
  • Honey: 1 tbsp
  • Fresh Cream: 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt: to taste
  • Fresh Coriander (Chopped): handful



For Chicken:



  • Onion (Chopped): 1 medium-sized
  • Salt: a pinch
  • Chicken Thighs & Breast (Minced): 250 grams
  • Green Chillies: 3-4 nos.
  • Ginger (Chopped): 1 inch
  • Garlic (Chopped): 7-8 cloves
  • Fresh Coriander (Chopped): handful
  • Mint Leaves (Chopped): handful
  • Spicy Red Chilli Powder: ½ tsp
  • Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder: a pinch
  • Garam Masala: 1 tsp
  • Black Salt: 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice: 1 tsp
  • Salt: to taste
  • Ghee: 2 tbsp
  • Refined Flour: as required
  • Eggs (Whisked): 2 nos.
  • Bread Crumbs: as required





For Makhani Sauce:

  1. Heat oil and butter in a pan. Add jeera, bay leaf, and green cardamom.
  2. Add sliced onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies, coriander stalks, cashews, and Kashmiri red chillies. Cook until onions turn translucent.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, haldi powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, and coriander powder. Cook until tomatoes are mushy.
  4. Remove bay leaf and blend the mixture into a fine puree.
  5. Heat butter in a pan, add garlic, green chillies, and Kashmiri red chilli powder. Cook for a minute.
  6. Add the prepared puree, honey, fresh cream, and salt. Cook until well combined.
  7. Cool the sauce and pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 4-5 hours or overnight.


For Chicken:

  1. Mix chopped onion and salt, let it rest for 10 minutes, then squeeze out excess moisture.
  2. Combine minced chicken with onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic, fresh coriander, mint leaves, spices, lemon juice, and salt.
  3. Smoke the chicken mixture over burning charcoal and ghee to impart a smoky flavor.
  4. Take a portion of chicken mixture, flatten it, and place a cube of frozen makhani sauce in the center. Shape into a ball.
  5. Coat the chicken balls with refined flour, whisked eggs, and bread crumbs.
  6. Refrigerate the balls to set.
  7. Deep fry the balls until crisp and golden brown.


Your Butter Chicken Bombs are ready to be served with dahi wali chutney or any dip of your choice! Enjoy!




About the Recipe:


Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Butter Chicken Bombs, a fusion of classic Indian spices and modern culinary innovation. These delectable bites are a testament to the rich heritage of Indian cuisine, blending tender chicken with creamy buttery goodness. Each bite is a burst of flavor, transporting you to the streets of Punjab with every mouthful. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, Butter Chicken Bombs are sure to impress with their simplicity and depth of flavor. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure like no other!



Cooking Tips:


1. Properly Seal the Dough:

Ensure that you seal the dough tightly around the chicken filling to prevent any leaks during frying.

2. Maintain Oil Temperature:

Maintain a consistent oil temperature while frying to achieve crispy, golden brown exteriors without overcooking the chicken.

3. Serve Fresh:

Butter Chicken Bombs are best enjoyed fresh out of the fryer to preserve their crispy texture and juicy filling.

4. Customize the Spice Level:

Adjust the amount of chili powder according to your preference for spice, keeping in mind the heat tolerance of your guests.

5. Experiment with Fillings:

Feel free to experiment with different fillings such as paneer, vegetables, or even minced lamb for a unique twist on this classic recipe.



Pairing Guide:


Pair your Butter Chicken Bombs with a cooling mint yogurt dip or tangy tamarind chutney for the perfect balance of flavors. For a complete meal, serve alongside fragrant basmati rice and buttery garlic naan to soak up the delicious sauce.




Frequently Asked Questions about Butter Chicken Bombs:


1. Can I prepare Butter Chicken Bombs in advance?

  • Yes, you can assemble the Bombs ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator until ready to fry.

2. How do I reheat leftover Butter Chicken Bombs?

  • To reheat, simply place the Bombs in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

3. Can I freeze Butter Chicken Bombs?

  • Yes, you can freeze uncooked Butter Chicken Bombs for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator before frying.

4. What is the best oil for frying Butter Chicken Bombs?

  • Peanut oil or vegetable oil with a high smoke point is ideal for frying Butter Chicken Bombs.

5. Can I bake Butter Chicken Bombs instead of frying?

  • While frying yields the best results, you can bake Butter Chicken Bombs in a preheated oven at 375°F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Are Butter Chicken Bombs spicy?

  • The spice level can be adjusted according to your preference. Feel free to increase or decrease the amount of chili powder to suit your taste.

7. Can I use store-bought dough for Butter Chicken Bombs?

  • Yes, you can use store-bought biscuit or pizza dough for convenience, but homemade dough will yield the best results.

8. How many servings does this recipe yield?

  • This recipe typically yields about 12 Butter Chicken Bombs, serving 4-6 people as an appetizer or snack.

9. Can I make a vegetarian version of Butter Chicken Bombs?

  • Absolutely! You can substitute the chicken filling with paneer, tofu, or mixed vegetables for a delicious vegetarian alternative.

10. What garnishes pair well with Butter Chicken Bombs?

  • Fresh cilantro, chopped green onions, or a sprinkle of garam masala are perfect garnishes to enhance the flavor of Butter Chicken Bombs.