Sanjeev Kapoor's Butter Chicken

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Ingredients for 4 servings

1 lb (1/2 kg) boneless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch (3.5cm) pieces

1 tsp mild Indian chili powder or paprika

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup (250ml) whole-milk yogurt, drained in a cheesecloth or coffee filter for about half an hour

2 tbsp garlic paste

2 tbsp ginger paste

1/2 tsp garam masala

2 tbsp mustard oil or vegetable oil

2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter, melted

4 tbsp (60g) unsalted butter

3 x cardamom pods

4 x cloves

6 x peppercorns

1 -inch (2.5cm) piece cinnamon stick

1 tbsp garlic paste

1 tbsp ginger paste

5 small green chilies, chopped, or to taste

2 cup (500ml) tomato puree (e.g. Italian passata)

1 tbsp mild Indian chili powder or paprika

1/2 tsp ground garam masala

2 tbsp mild honey

1/2 tsp powdered dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) or 1/4 teaspoon ground fenugreek

1 cup (250ml) light or heavy cream

cayenne pepper, to taste

chopped fresh cilantro (coriander), for garnish

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