Butter Chicken [Murg Makhani]

Butter Chichken is one of the most popular Indian Cusine, it's rich in curry and have a mouth watering taste.

Here is the recipie to cook Butter Chicken at your home :


  • 450 gm Boneless Chicken
  • ½ cup Cream
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • ¼ cup Plain Yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Oil
  • 1 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1-¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 White Onion (chopped)
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cumin (Ground)
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • Water as required

How to make

  • Heat 1 tbsp peanut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Saute white onion until it becomes soft and translucent.
  • Put butter, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala (1 tsp), chili powder, cumin and bay leaf into the saucepan. Stir it for about 1 minute.
  • Add tomato puree to the mixture. Cook it for 2 minutes while stirring frequently.
  • Add cream and yoghurt into the same pan and mix them well.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook sauce for 10 minutes.
  • Now add salt, black pepper and cayenne into the mixture. Remove the pan from heat.
  • Heat oil (1tbsp) in a large heavy frying pan over medium heat.
  • Cut the Chicken to bite-size pieces and wash it well.
  • Cook chicken pieces until it gets slightly brown (for about 10 minutes).
  • Reduce the heat and season the chicken with garam masala (1 tsp) and cayenne.
  • Put 1/3 cup of the prepared sauce into it and cook until liquid get reduced (for about 5 minutes).
  • Now pour the rest of the sauce into the chicken.
  • Mix cornstarch and water well. Put this mixture into the chicken.
  • Cook chicken for 5-10 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Butter Chicken is ready to serve.