Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Butter Chicken/Murgh Makhani

It is not all about greasy or butter oozing curry...the chicken holds the wonderful flavor of butter and spices in a creamy curry ... U can replace the chicken with cooked tandoori chicken..Enjoy

Butter Chicken
For marinating
Chicken,shredded-250 grams
Hung Curd-1 cup
Kashmiri Chilli powder-2 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Ginger and Garlic paste-2 tsp
Tandoori color- a pinch
For masala/gravy
Butter-2-3 tbsp
Tomato,chopped-3 ½
Ginger and Garlic paste-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tbsp
Cumin powder-1 tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Kasuri meth-1 tsp
Green Chilli,sliced-1
Salt to taste

Marinate the chicken with the above ingredients and set aside for 1 to 2 hours
In a pan, melt butter and sauté the chicken pieces. Remove and set aside
In the same, add in the onions and fr until brown
Meanwhile grind tomato and green chillies to make a paste
Now add the powders-Coriander,Cumin and Garam masala and Ginger garlic paste to the pan..Mix well
Stir in the tomato paste and add salt
Add the chicken pieces and add some water 
Garnish with Kasuri methi

I didnt use color and also i grinded the whole ingredients for the curry ..

To all muslim readers,wish u a joyful IF-TAR


  1. my all time fav curry.. goes well with naan..

  2. Creamy, tempting gravy :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Slurp,its bee ages i had this super irresistible butter chicken.

  4. Creamy colorful butter chicken Priya.Drooling here.

  5. Looks so creamy and tempting...wonderful recipe.

  6. butter chicken looks delicious, thanks for your iftaar wishes :)

  7. lovely butter chicken.........thanks for dropping in my space..lovely blog and happy to follow you....pls do drop back and join my space too....

  8. Looks so creamy and yummy, my fav combination. Very tempting combination!

  9. I've heard of this and seen on many menu, but never had because thought it would be made with loads of butter due to the name but is only a few tablespoons - will try - yours looks so creamy and delicious


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