Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter Chicken Recipe


Butter chicken recipe is a traditional south Indian recipe also known as murgh makhani recipe . Moti Mahal is the pioneer of this recipe. This recipe is one kind of chicken based recipe .



  • 1kg fresh skinless chicken
  • Lemon juice 1 cup
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (red)
  • 6 cloves
  • 1? stick of cinnamon
  • 8-10 peppercorns
  • Tow bay leaves
  • Cardamom seeds ¾
  • Yoghurt 1 cup
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Two chopped onions
  • Garlic paste two table spoon
  • Ginger paste 1 table spoon
  • Coriander powder 2 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder ¼ table spoon
  • 500gm chopped tomatoes
  • Chicken stock ½ litter
  • Soft butter 3 tablespoon
  • Salt as required
  • Leaves of coriander


  1. In a large bowl add chicken, salt, juice, red chili powder. Marinate this mixture for about 1 hour.
  2. Heat a pan with the peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon, almonds until this mixture comes darken .Then cool it and add the remaining cardamom seeds .Now bland coarse powder with a blander .
  3. Mix the yoghurt, with spice powder and mix them with chicken .Then give 1 hour more to marinate again.
  4. Heat oil in a fry pan with medium volume. Now add onions wait until this colors turns to brown .Then add your remaining garlic and ginger paste .fry again for 1 minute.
  5. Add chicken which is marinated before and fry it .Then add tomato paste, methi, chicken stock, and remaining yogurt mix.
  6. Cook this until the chicken comes tender.
  7. Melt the butter with low heat in another pan the pour it to the cooking chicken.
  8. Spread over the coriander leaves then serve this warm butter chicken recipe with naan roti.

So lets enjoy this butter chicken recipe  at home .