Amber India's Butter Chicken

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3 pounds chicken (2 half-breasts, 2 thighs, 2 legs), skinned

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon hot red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 cups unflavored yogurt

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic paste (see note)

1 1/2 teaspoons ginger paste (see note)

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seed

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon salt

The Sauce

1 teaspoon powdered ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground red chile

Pinch garam masala

Pinch mace

Pinch nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/4 cup butter

2 cups canned tomatoes, chopped

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 cups water, or more as needed

2 teaspoons ground fenugreek

Salt to taste

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