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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Great dish to make for a large group (I tripled the recipe for a party of 12). Served over some rice and everyone really enjoyed it. Some asked for the recipe! This was the first "Indian" dish I've made and it turned out great. I did go to an Indian grocery store for the garam masala and ginger garlic paste.
cwedding , 3 years ago
This was really YUMMY
Mythgarr , 3 years ago
Amazing. I wowd the people I made it for. Will make again many many times
ranillabean , 3 years ago
Easy to make. Great flavors.
jimshim , 3 years ago
Delicious and very easy!
jasmine87 , 3 years ago
THIS WAS GREAAAAAT!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe
SMILEZ777 , 3 years ago
Absolutely delicious! I was delighted that my first try at it turned out just as creamy and appetizing as the picture with the recipe. I used no-salt-added tomato sauce instead of puree, and substituted red chili paste with powdered garlic and ground ginger instead of garlic ginger paste and chili powder. Worked out great!
CarolMinter , 3 years ago
Very good recipe... Easy to do and very tasty. Thanks.
ElGringo , 3 years ago
We absolutely loved this dish. Added broccoli and cauliflower to the last 10 minutes and served over basmati rice. A definite do again recipe that will be added to our Friday night date night rotation! Highly recommend! Didn't need to add the cornstarch and water at the end...our sauce thickened up easily. Used tomato sauce not puree. Made our own garlic/ginger paste in the food processor.
Tiffany22 , 3 years ago
This was really good. I struck out finding the ginger garlic paste even at Whole Foods so I made my own and it turned out fine. I served it with some steamed sugar snap peas seasoned with a little lemon juice and salt and pepper and also some garlic naan.
pols005 , 3 years ago
Perfect! Didn't have grama masala so I looked online and made it from scratch. I also didn't have Ginger garlic paste and looked online and made that from scratch!
Lopez4Dinner , 3 years ago
Easy enough for a software engineer to make. The family loved it. Served it with naan and palak paneer.
SwoopDogg , 4 years ago
Very easy and tasty. I would use more masala and hold tomato to 3/4 cup
allenstacie , 4 years ago
Almost addictive it is so good! Made it without altering the recipe at all. Would consider the extra yogurt comment as a good one, but hard to beat the taste as is.
JReedpc , 4 years ago
Excellent! My husband, who is not "big on Indian food" loved it. I used cream instead of half and half (I am German after all) and I only added 1/2 tsp chili powder because we don't do well with spicy, but it totally worked for us. I can't wait to make it for my daughter who just spent two months in India.
Mlcoia , 4 years ago
Excellent recipe! Best way to cook it is to prepare all the spices, ingredients ahead of time. That will make it easier to follow step by step...
333badcc , 4 years ago
Excellent dish! Perfect with basmati rice and naan bread. The tomato taste was a bit stronger than I expected, but that can easily be changed. Will definitely make it again.
adiredneck , 4 years ago
It was lovely best meal ive had in ages
Sandra28 , 4 years ago
Outstanding!! There were no leftovers-we couldn't stop eating it! The recipe is very clear and easy to follow and the results were perfect. Thanks for sharing this!
Amyo031503 , 4 years ago
Made this a couple weeks ago as a test run and plan to make again this weekend for family. It was as good and even better than we have eaten in restaurants. Only adjustments I made were I used the whole container of yogurt which was a little more than 1/4 cup and same with the can of puree. Not sure the cornstarch is needed....I cut back on it and may leave it out altogether next time.
mstreedawg , 4 years ago
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