Butter Chicken Empanadas

Baked and air fried Butter chicken Empanadas, an iftar special recipe for you. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #RamzanRecipe

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Prepare Dough:

  • Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 2 Cups
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Sugar 1 & ½ tsp
  • Anday ki zardi (Egg yolk) 1
  • Makhan (Butter) 4 tbs (room temperature)
  • Water hot ½ Cup

Prepare Butter Chicken Filling:

  • Cooking oil 1-2 tbs
  • Chicken boneless small cubes 350g
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) ½ tsp
  • Cooking oil 2 tsp
  • Makhan (Butter) 1 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) ground ½ Cup
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tsp
  • Tomato paste 1 tbs
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ¼ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ¼ tsp
  • Kaju (Cashew nuts) powde 1 & ½ tbs
  • Kasuri methi (Dried fenugreek leaves) 1 tbs
  • Water 5-6 tbs
  • Cream 2 tbs
  • Cheddar cheese grated ½ Cup
  • Mozzarella cheese grated ½ Cup
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1 tbs
  • Anday ki zardi (Egg yolk) whisked


Prepare Dough:

In a bowl,add all-purpose flour,salt,sugar & mix well.

Add egg yolk,butter & mix until is crumbles.

Gradually add water & knead until dough is formed,cover & refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Prepare Butter Chicken Filling:

In a wok add cooking oil,chicken and mix well until it changes color.

Add salt,turmeric powder,red chilli powder and cumin powder,mix well and cook on high flame for 2-3 minutes & set aside.

In the same wok,add cooking oil,butter & let it melt.

Add onion paste and mix well.

Add ginger garlic paste,mix well & cook for a minute.

Add tomato paste,turmeric powder,salt,red chilli powder,coriander powder,garam masala powder, cashew nut powder,dried fenugreek leaves & mix well.

Add water,mix well & cook for 2 minutes.

Add cooked chicken & mix well.

Turn off the flame,add cream & mix well.

Turn on the flame,cover & cook on low flame for 4-5 minutes.

Let it cool.

Add cheddar cheese,mozzarella cheese,fresh coriander,mix well & set aside.

Knead dough again until smooth and divide the dough into 2 portions.

Take one portion,make a ball and roll out with the help of rolling pin.

Cut the dough with the help of 4 inch round cutter.

Take one rolled dough and roll out gently,add butter chicken stuffing in the center,fold the sides & stick the dough making d-shape,pinch & seal folding or seal with fork (makes 12-13).

Option # 1: Air Fryer

In air fryer machine,place butter chicken empanadas,apply egg yolk and air fry at 200 C for 10-12 minutes.

Option # 2: Baking

On baking tray,line with butter paper,place butter chicken empanadas and apply egg yolk.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 10-12 minutes.

Empanadas can also be fried in cooking oil until golden brown.

Serve with tomato ketchup!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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