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Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi)

This creamy and velvety Karahi Butter will melt in your mouth. So Delicious!!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Bushrah | Recipestable


  • Ingredients;
  • 2-1/2 lb skinless chicken cut in small pieces
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium size tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoon grated gignger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup garlic water grind 1 garlic blub with 1 cup of water
  • 5 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 4 tablespoon ground cashews optional
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds roasted & crushed
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds roasted & crushed
  • 2 teaspoon salt or according to taste
  • 2 teaspoon crushed red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves optional
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black peppers

For Garnishing

  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • few green chilies
  • lemon slices


  • Heat 4 tablespoon oil in a deep wok(karahi) over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook until the onions are translucent and soft but have not started to brown.
  • Add grated ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken. Stir and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken start to change color.
  • Now add tomato, lemon juice and garlic water.
  • Add roasted coriander, cumin, salt and red chilli powder while stirring.
  • Keep it covered for 10-15 minutes or until all water dries up.
  • Remove the lid. Increase the flame.
  • Add yogurt and cook it on a higher flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add grounded cashews, fenugreek leaves, green chilies, and black pepper.
  • Cook and stir well.
  • Add fresh cream and cook until sauce is thickened and oil comes on top.
  • Now add fresh coriander and ginger slices.
  • Sprinkle garam masala over it.
  • Add a knob of butter and stir well.
  • Delicious Karahi Butter Chicken (Makhni Karahi) is ready to serve. Enjoy! YUM YUM!!


Serving Suggestions:
Serve with hot naan and Mint Raita.