Vegan Butter Chicken with Rice
R78 Vegan Butter Chicken

We have to admit that this Butter Chicken recipe turned out extremely well. Sounds a bit cocky but it really tastes awesome. So when you want to make some indian dishes you have to pay attention for the spices. It’s really important to use all the spices like instructed and not to change them, because well .. you will taste the difference. We substituted the meat with vegan soy medaillons. You just have to soak them in boiling vegetable stock for about 10 – 15 minutes and season and roast them. All the other magic is happening in your pan. Be carful not to get addicted! (no joke!)

R78 Vegan Butter Chicken
R78 Vegan Butter Chicken
R78 Vegan Butter Chicken

Vegan Butter Chicken with Rice

2 servings 45 minutes


  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter


  • 2 handful of soy medaillons
  • vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 0.5 tsp cumin


  • 2 onions
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garam gasala
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cans of chunky tomatoes
  • 250 ml (1 cup) vegan cream
  • 3 tbsp of vegan yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • salt&pepper


  1. Get the rice, water and butter in a pot and boil until firm.
  2. Let the soy medaillons soak in hot vegetable stock for 10-15 minutes and squeeze out all the liquid afterwards.
  3. Season the soy medaillons with salt, pepper, cumin, garam masala and paprika.
  4. In a pan heat some oil and roast them until they turn brown.
  5. In another pan heat some butter and brown the diced onions, garlic clove and ginger.
  6. Add garam masala, cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper.
  7. Well combined? Than add the chunky tomatoes, the cream, yoghurt and let bubble.
  8. Is the consistency well? Than puree your sauce.
  9. Now add your soy medaillons and the vegan butter.
  10. Season more if needed and serve with rice and cilantro.
R78 Vegan Butter Chicken
R78 Vegan Butter Chicken
Julia Justus
Julia Justus

Julia Justus hat eine große Vorliebe für Tacos und ist förmlich süchtig nach Edamame. An einem perfekten Sonntag gibt's bei ihr Lasagne.