Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

By HaloodieFoodie
Team Haloodiefoodie's take on the Punjabi Murgh Makhani, or commonly known as Butter Chicken. Grilling the chicken adds to unique smokey element to the luxuriously rich and creamy tomato sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5


  • 1 kg boneless chicken thigh
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 3.5 tsp ginger paste
  • 5 green chillies, minced or diced finely
  • 1 juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1.5 tbsp garam masala
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 250 g yoghurt
  • 100 g butter
  • 500 ml passata
  • 200 ml water
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 4 tsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 100 ml Double cream Plus 20ml for garnish
  • 1 tsp Ground black pepper


Keyword butterchicken, murghmakhani

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  1. Faryal Matlub says:

    5 stars
    best butter chicken recipe

    1. Thanks for the feedback. Its a family favourite!

  2. 5 stars
    After trying loads of recipes, this one finally nails it…My go-to butter chicken recipe now!

    1. It’s one of our favourite recipes

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