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Butter Chicken / Murg Makhani

If someone is a chicken lover and loves curry, it is little less likely that the person would have not heard of this extremely popular scrumptious chicken dish called “Butter Chicken”

 Murg Makhani or Butter Chicken is one of the most popular Indian chicken recipe loved by everyone for its mild flavour and deliciously rich gravy. This dish is hugely popular across the globe for its taste, though it originated in Punjab state of India.

 

Butter Chicken Recipe - Easy Chicken Recipes | Your Food Fantasy
Butter Chicken Recipe – Easy Chicken Recipes | Your Food Fantasy

 

This Chicken curry is typical north indian styled butter chicken curry, if you happen to try the same in southern part of India, the taste will differ a little bit, though should be equally tasty.

Butter Chicken Recipe | Chicken Recipes | Your Food Fantasy
Butter Chicken Recipe | Chicken Recipes | Your Food Fantasy

If you are a chicken lover, you can try few other chicken recipes from my blog like, Shami Kebab, Chicken Liver fry, South Indian style dry chicken curry, Chilli Chicken, fiery chicken leg, tandoori chicken, chicken dum biryani, etc

Butter Chicken Recipe | How to make butter chicken | YourFoodFantasy.com
Butter Chicken Recipe | How to make butter chicken | YourFoodFantasy.com

Let’s get to the step by step recipe of butter chicken, hopefully you will find it easy to use.

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Prep Time 10 Mins
Cook Time 30 Mins
Passive Time 2 Hour (Marination)
Servings
Portions
Ingredients
For Marination
For Gravy
Prep Time 10 Mins
Cook Time 30 Mins
Passive Time 2 Hour (Marination)
Servings
Portions
Ingredients
For Marination
For Gravy
Instructions
  1. First of all mix all the ingredients for marination in a mixing bowl to make a paste.
    Butter chicken receipe at yourfoodfantasy.com by-meenu gupta
  2. Put the chicken pieces into the paste and cover the bowl with cling film and place it in refrigerator and let it marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
    Butter chicken recipe at yourfoodfantasy.com by meenu gupta
  3. In a pan heat oil and add chopped onions and cashews to it. Once the onion has turned pinkish brown add ginger garlic paste and fry it for few minutes till the raw smell fades away.
    Butter chicken recipe at-yourfoodfantasy.com by meenu gupta
  4. Now add tomatoes and chopped chilli to it and cover the lid. After 5 minutes take the lid out and fry till the mixture oozes oil. Now add all the spices and fry for few minutes. Switch off the flame and let it cool. Once this has cooled, transfer the mixture into a mixie jar/ blender and blend it to a smooth paste.
  5. Now transfer this paste again to the same pan and put it over medium flame. Add marinated chicken and orange colour to it and add 2.5 cups of water and cover the lid of pan. Cook it for 20 minute. Add butter and check whether the chicken is fully cooked, if not then cook for few more minutes.
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  6. Now is the time to add honey and cream and mix it properly and switch off the flame.
  7. Garnish with fresh cream, finely chopped green chillies and coriander leaves. Enjoy your Butter Chicken with Rice, Naan or Chapatti (Indian Bread)
    Butter Chicken Recipe | Easy Chicken Recipes | Your Food Fantasy
Recipe Notes
  • Be careful with honey, too much honey can spoil the taste.
  • Orange colour, cashew are optional, but will give good colour and taste respectively if added.
  • Cook chicken thoroughly, however do not over cook as it may melt/break chicken pieces in the gravy.
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