How to Make Butter Chicken

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 in Quick recipes | 0 comments

How to Make Butter Chicken

Indian food is famous for its taste worldwide. You can find different delicacies in different parts of India. Butter chicken is a famous Indian delicacy and there are various recipes you can find to cook it at home. Many people think making butter chicken is not easy. Yes, it is not easy but it is not that tricky either. We are going to discuss easy way to cook delicious butter chicken in the following article.




Butter chicken is also known as murgh makhani and it takes nearly 2 hours to prepare this.


  • Boneless chicken 1kg. It is better to remove that skin.
  • Lime juice 2tbsp
  • Salt
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 10-12 peppercorns
  • 1-2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 6-8 almonds (optional)
  • 8-10 cardamom seeds
  • 1 cup fresh yoghurt
  • 4 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 3 onions chopped
  • 2 tsps garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Tomato paste of 3 tomatoes
  • 1/2 litre chicken stock
  • 2 tbsps dried fenugreek leaves
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves to garnish


  • In a large bowl mix the lime juice, salt, chilli powder and yoghurt and then mix the chicken in it. Mix it well and cover it. Keep it aside for at least one hour so that the chicken gets tender and the spices gets inside it.
  • Now you need to roast the chicken in your oven for 2 minutes. Pre heat your oven in 180 degree. Put the marinated chicken in the oven and set the timer for 20 minutes. After that the chicken will be roasted well. You need to keep it aside again.
  • Now heat the oil in a pan and add all the spices one after another and mix and roast them properly. Now you need to add finely chopped onions in that and fry till it becomes brown. Then you need to add turmeric powder, salt and ginger garlic paste and sauté it in medium heat. Once the mixture is ready you need to add the roasted chicken in it and mix well and cover it for 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir it well and mix the chicken stock in it. Cook for some times and mix the dry fenugreek leaves in it. Cook it for some time and mix the butter in it. You can see the gravy in golden brown colour. You can now sprinkle the coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or paratha.

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