Butter chicken or Murgh Makhani as they called it India is a popular Indian dish that originated from the province of Punjab. This wonderful dish is made out of chicken cooked in a creamy sauce
- 800 g boneless chicken breast or thighs
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp of turmeric
- 2 medium red onions, finely chopped
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp caraway seeds
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp ground coriander
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 cup thick cream (room temperature)
- sugar or sweetener of choice
- In a large bowl combine turmeric, dash of salt, yogurt and chicken. Place in a covered container and marinate for at least 24 hours.
- In a pan, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and sauté onions until golden brown
- Add garlic, ginger paste and tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add butter and marinated chicken together with the marinade, stir and cook for 15 minutes.
- Add garam masala, sugar (2 tbsp or according to sweetness you like you can add more later), chili powder, coriander, and cumin
- Simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes
- Pour in thick cream, mix well and season with salt.
I love butter chicken – your recipes sounds so much nicer than the ones I have tried before.
wonderful Raymund, simple and not much ingredients inside, this delicious dish can be prepared.
Mmm, butter and cream, count me in! I’ve never tried anything like this before, but the ingredient list looks like it would be a great flavor combination.
This looks so good! Funny you posted this as I’ve become obsessed with Indian food lately 🙂 Will be trying this for sure! Is it too heavy? I bet it’s delicious, butter and cream – what’s not to love?
Its a bit rich and thick, best paired with naan
I tried this the other night, it’s delicious!!!! Took some pics of it but haven’t had any time to post. we had some leftover naan from the dinner at the Indian restaurant, so it was perfect! Thanks for a great recipe!
Thanks for trying it out, can wait to see the pics you’ve taken
Beautiful Butter Chicken Picture 🙂
You know I was thinking that this dish would be spicy when looking at this dish and reading this post at first.I never cared too much for spicy food that takes my head off lol. But since you recommend it, I am happy to take down this recipe and try this out. Love this post 🙂
I am always fooled as well with dishes that are either red or dark orange in colour thinking they are spicy but most are not. I guess were so used that spicy and hot is red thats why our brain instantly associate those colours to chilli and spice.
Ray, since you started this blog you have posted a different dish EVERY SINGLE DAY. You and your wife have such an awesomely diverse range of foods to eat ! There surely is no boredom in your house in terms of meals 🙂 This is one of my hubby’s favourite dishes and I will definitely be trying this out – love the way the apartment smells when curry’s been cooked.
Yeah, I guess if it is your passion then you wont get tired of looking for new ideas. Also I am used to having someting new to try always, I am a person who sometimes dont want to repeat stuff, I even remembered before when my wife was still my girlfriend I never gave her the same type flowers and its combination twice.
hello..hi all..i am shuhada from malaysia..
i never tasted butter chicken before but it’s look yummy..
would try next time to cook this kind of dishes…:)
This looks so flavorful!
I always fail at making Indian food, but your recipes looks delicious *deep breath* Ok, I’m going to try your recipe soon!
It really looks very savory and yummy!!! The recipe has many ingredients especially spices, so I bet this is good! Your blog is amazing, beautiful and clean looking 🙂 Keep it up!!!
I just wanted to say thank you for posting this recipe! I always thought butter chicken would take too long / require too many exotic ingredients for me to make at home, but I just made this and it was delicious! Will definitely be making it again!