Buttery curry sweetened with sugar substitute. Inspired by Varun Inamdar’s YouTube Recipe for Butter chicken

Butter Chicken (Sweet Curry)

1 lb Boneless Chicken thigh or breast

1 Tbsp Ginger Paste

1 Tbsp Garlic Paste

2 Tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder or Paprika

1/2 Red Onion

4 Roma Tomatoes

1/2 tsp Garam Masala

1tsp Kasoori Methi

2 Tbsp Malt Vinegar or White Vinegar

1 Tbsp Kashmiri Chili Powder

1 tsp Garlic Paste

1 tsp Ginger Paste

2 oz Raw Cashew Unsalted

4 Tbsp Heavy Cream

5 Tbsp Butter

3 Tbsp Sugar Substitute



  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and add ginger paste, garlic paste and Kashmiri Chili powder or paprika and salt and allow it to marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat avocado oil in pan to medium high heat and sear the chicken pieces on both sides (at least 1 min to 90 sec) on each side. Set remove from pan and place in aluminum foil to keep them warm and continue the cooking process.
  3. In the pan used to sear chicken, add the onions and butter. Once onions are transparent add tomatoes and cashew nuts.
  4. Add water, garlic paste, malt vinegar, salt, sugar (substitute), garam masala, chili powder and mix.
  5. Mix together and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Blend the ingredients until smooth
  7. Strain the puree back into the pot and press to release the curry and to strain out the cashew and tomato pulp
  8. Heat pan to a low simmer. Add remaining butter and heavy cream. Then add back the cooked chicken pieces and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  9. Garnish with cream and kasoori methi and cilantro

Serve with cauliflower rice. Keeps very well.

Butter Chicken atop Cauliflower Rice
Make the whole recipe in 1 pan

Inspired by Varun Inamdar’s Recipe on YouTube. I simply converted it to a low carb version by changing out the regular sugar with sugar substitute. I also increased the quantity of the chicken so there would be less tomato per serving to curry and added more butter/cream to increase the fat content.

To make this even more low carb consider reducing the amount of onion and tomatoes or switching the cashews for almonds.

While I would not consider this to be a keto recipe recipe I would definitely consider it to to be a lower carb alternative to to regular sweet butter chicken.


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