Main Dishes

Easy Butter chicken recipe


It is a mild creamy gravy with juicy and tender chicken. It is generally served with naan or chapati but tastes good with basmati rice. Butter chicken is also known as Murgh Makhani in Hindi. It is really a delicious Indian butter chicken curry which stands on top list of menu of any Indian restaurant. Makhani gravy is also popular in vegetarian recipes like paneer makhani and mushroom makhani.

For marinating
½ kg Chicken thighs - boneless skinless
¼ Teaspoon Turmeric powder
½ Teaspoon garlic powder/ garlic paste
½ tsp. Red chili powder/Cayenne pepper
¼ Teaspoon crushed pepper
½ Teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
½ teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoon Greek yogurt
½ Tablespoon mustard oil
¼ Teaspoon crushed saffron threads
¾ Teaspoon kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
½ Tablespoon ginger paste
For Sauce (Makhani gravy)
2 tablespoons Ghee
2 Bay leaves
2 two inch cinnamon stick
1 aniseed
3 green cardamoms
3 cloves
½ Teaspoon cumin seeds/Shahi jeera(Kala jeera)
1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
1 ½ cup Tomato puree
¼ Teaspoon red chili powder
½ Teaspoon coriander powder
¼ Teaspoon turmeric powder
8 Cashew nuts(soaked in water for 10 minutes)
8 Almonds(soaked in water for 10 minutes)
A pinch of fenugreek seed powder
1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder (adjust to taste)
½ garam masala powder
½ Tablespoon kasuri methi
¼ Tablespoon honey or sugar
100 ml chilled cream
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Step 1. Marinating the chicken Wash and clean chicken thoroughly under running water. Pat dry with a kitchen towel. In a mixing bowl put chicken pieces, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garlic powder,...
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