Get a hearty and wholesome taste of traditional Indian cuisine right at home with this delicious butter chicken recipe. Get your bragging rights and tell everyone you made this recipe from scratch!



125 ml ( ½ cup) CLOVER Classic unflavoured yoghurt

5 ml (1 tsp) chopped fresh garlic

5 ml (1 tsp) chopped fresh ginger

pinch ground cinnamon

2,5 ml ( ½ tsp) freshly ground black pepper

2,5 ml ( ½ tsp) white pepper

5 ml (1 tsp) salt

5 ml (1 tsp) lemon juice


CLOVER Farmstyle butter

1 onion, finely chopped

310 ml (1 ¼ cup) tomato purée

30 ml (2 tbsp) tomato paste

10 ml (2 tsp) lemon juice

salt to taste

2,5 ml ( ½ tsp) red chilli powder

375 ml (1 ½ cups) CLOVER fresh cream

finely chopped coriander leaves

How to:

  1. Place the chicken portions in a glass bowl. Mix the marinade ingredients and then pour it over the chicken pieces. Refrigerate overnight. Next day, remove the chicken pieces from the marinade.
  2. Melt some butter in a saucepan and fry the chicken in sessions until golden brown.
  3. Return all the chicken pieces to the saucepan, pour over the marinade and stir in the onion, tomato purée, tomato paste, lemon juice, salt and red chilli powder. Cook over medium heat until the chicken is done – approximately 40 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cream and simmer until thoroughly heated.
  5. Serve hot with chopped coriander leaves and naan bread.


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During our strict lockdown in 2020 there were a lot more that got us down than just the rain, however, one Mama from Clover Mama Afrika ensured to keep herself busy by attending some of the various virtual training that Clover Mama Afrika hosted for their Mama Afrikas. The virtual training courses also added value to their ‘menus’ at their centres or when they host functions.


One of Mama Felicity Maluleke’s favourite recipes from her cooking training is the Butter Chicken.