Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani) Recipe

Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Butter Chicken is an Indian and Pakistani dish popular all over the world.

. It is a full flavored dish that complements the chicken well. It can be made as mild or spicy as you wish by adjusting the cayenne. Serve with basmati rice and naan bread.

The Sauce is perfect when creamy and not too thick or too thin. Rich Creamy and Spicy chicken cooked in butter and topped off with cream is the perfect choice for special occasions. This Royal recipe is definitely an asset of a Gourmet kitchen. A simple and delicious chicken curry recipe that can be made as hot or as mild as you wish. Boneless Butter chicken is suitable for any occasion. Through this Boneless Butter Chicken recipe, learn how to make  boneless butter chicken.

So set your ingredients and try this Butter Chicken recipe.

Butter Chicken Recipe
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Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:30 minutes

Servings: 6

Difficulty Level: Very Easy


For the chicken

  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-1/2 cubes
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp aamchoor
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli flakes
  • salt to taste

For the sauce:

  • 2 medium onions, pureed
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 4 tbsp fresh cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp mace powder
  • Pinch of elaichi powder
  • adjust salt according to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a deep skillet or clay pot over medium high heat.

Step 2

Add chicken and cook for 5-8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.

Step 3

Stir in vinegar As the water dries up, add ginger garlic paste. Cook and stir for 2 minutes then all the spices.

Step 4

Toss gently. Add little water. Cook 10-15 minutes or until chicken is tender and all juices run clear.

Step 5

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in another deep pan.Add onion puree. Keep heat on medium low and let it dry out and brown up a bit.

Step 6

In a small bowl, mix together yogurt and all spices. Pour yogurt mixture into the pan. Cook and stir for 8-10 minutes or until oil comes out on the top.

Step 7

Now add 1 cup water and let it cook until it turn smooth and creamy. When water dries up, stir curry in the prepared chicken.

Step 8

Toss to coat evenly then stir in the fresh cream.

Step 9 

Cover and simmer for 2 minutes then turn the heat off. Transfer into a serving dish. Top with butter. Butter Chicken is ready to serve.ENJOY!!

Recipe Note’s
Don’t use too much oil for the frying, because the added butter will increase the fat content.. which will spoil the taste.

Serving Suggestions:

  • You can serve butter chicken with Naan, roti or rice.

If you like Butter Chicken Recipe and make it then let me know your feedback by commenting below.And if you know more innovative ways in which we can utilize this mouth watering Butter Chicken , do share with us and we would be glad to give it a try.

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One response to “Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani) Recipe”

  1. sonia Avatar

    Delicious buttter chicken..drooling over the pictures!!

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