Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Follow this recipe closely and you'll be in for an absolute treat. Serve over basmati rice and you're all set for a stunningly delicious dish.

(4.5, 48) 94% would make again

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Yield: 4 Ready in 45 minutes

Cuisine: Indian   Main Ingredient: Chicken


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I do this recipe x3 when I make it (generally one flat of chicken). To that quantity, it's 5 stars IF: You add another whole stick of margarine, 3 chopped garlic cloves, plus salt & black pepper to taste. I only used 1 pint (=2 cups) of half & half w/o any yogurt; and the chicken is cooked in 2 batches with about a teaspoon of garam masala in each batch. AMAZING results!
Suekrash , 1 years ago

The best ever! Better than my favorite Indian restaurant. There was a party of 8 and we all brought a dish. This one everyone went for seconds and thirds. Good eats! Will make again.
Kelliepannepacker , 1 years ago

This was less rich and intense than I was expecting. The ingredient list calls for tomato purée not sauce, but the recipe says sauce. Maybe sauce would help. I also think the rice matters and I made mine too watery, so that could be part of the problem.
Heatherina , 1 years ago

All I can say is OMG!!!! This stuff is the bomb! My husband adores Indian food, so I made this for his BD - he thought he had died and gone to heaven - for a fraction of the cost!! I made some sauteed swiss chard w/onions & garlic to go with and found some Naan bread in the freezer section of the store that cooks up in less than 5 mins. Oh yeah!!
tep4jc , 2 years ago

It was ok. A little too tomatoey and not enough spice flavor. I will try again but with less tomato and more garam masala and cayenne and garlic. The consistency was good.
MammaRaz , 2 years ago

Excellent! I used 1/4 c tomato paste (just because I had some to use up) and used milk rather than half-and-half to cut down on some of the fat and it was just great. Very nice flavors and the aroma--such a tease!
Jankrische , 2 years ago

Amazing. Served it with coconut rice and loved it!
joeshaw , 2 years ago

joeshaw , 2 years ago

First time out it was ok. We went off the rails a bit as we didn't get "tomato Puree" figured it must have been tomato paste. Wrong! that made it way to strong a tomato flavour. Some mik added to the dish seemed to help reduce the taste. It was fast to make. Easy to prepare and our family gave it a thumbs up! We will work on the tomato puree thing. Any help here is welcome. Thanks for posting.
ZapperUN , 2 years ago

1 cup of tomato purée or tomato sauce? it says purée in ingredients but sauce in preparation
LewisD10 , 2 years ago

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