Classic Butter Chicken

Let's rejoice in the tasteful butter chicken recipe. Enjoy the delish of butter chicken with delicious thick gravy. Among all chicken recipes, you would love this chicken butter food. Let's find out how to make it.

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1) 1 kg chicken fillets - cut into cubes
2) 80 gr butter
3) 1 teaspoon crushed ginger and garlic paste
4) 1 teaspoon crushed green chllies
5) 500 ml milk
6) 80 gr butter
7) 500 ml fresh cream
8) pinch of yellow food colour
9) 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
10) salt to taste
How to make Classic Butter Chicken


1. Put chicken in pot.
2. Add the 80 grams butter and ginger and garlic paste.
3. Cook for 8 minutes on medium heat. throw away liquid.
4. Return chicken to pot. Add chillies, 80 gram butter and salt and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add to chicken, milk, fresh cream, food colour.
6. Cook for 2 minutes.
7. Add flour to thicken gravy.
8. Cook until chicken is done. Serve with roti or naan.
9. Enjoy!

How to Make Butter Chicken Recipe (Method Summarized)

First chicken is placed in a cooking pot and then butter and ginger garlic paste are poured over. Further it is cooked for a little time, probably for 8 to 10 minutes on medium flame. After this cooking, you would be able to see liquid appeared in the pot. Dispose the liquid off. Now add chilies, butter and salt and cook for 2 more minutes. Then add milk, cream and yellow food coloring and cook for 2 minutes more. Then you need to add flour so that the gravy becomes thick according to the dish. Cook unless chicken becomes tender and soft.

Butter chicken recipe is ready!
Serve with hot naan, chapati or roti and enjoy a scrumptious homemade butter chicken.

Butter chicken is a popular dish of South Asian region. It is prepared in Indian and Punjabi styles which differ in a few ingredients. Either styles, it delivers an awesome taste of the oriental foods. Wherever Pakistanis go in the world, they seek the recipe for butter chicken and recall the tastes of desi foods of the country.

Cooking chicken this way is perfect when you are looking for a taste which is new to you. Some recipes use lemon and spinach in order to enhance the taste.

Eating it with chapati would be perfect in my opinion.

So here is how to make butter chicken by Why not try it for the lunch today?

A Word About History of Butter Chicken Recipe

Chicken makhani or butter chicken was first introduced at Moti Mahal Restaurant in Delhi India. In desi language, Indian butter chicken is termed as chicken makhani.
Butter chicken, as it's name suggests, makes use of butter in the recipe along other ingredients such as milk, cream and ginger and garlic. It is a very delicious low-spiced chicken curry recipe from Punjabi cuisine. Buttered chicken handi is one of the most famous chicken dishes in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. It is also featured in Pakistani Indian restaurants in different parts of the world.

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Classic Butter Chicken is a very tasty. I went with friends in different restaurants. And also went in every weekend. But through your effort, I cook this Classic Butter Chicken in very delicious taste. And enjoyed a lot with friends in home. Thank you.....

  • Ali, Karachi

I am watching there are many recipes for chicken makhni handi now , with little tuning there are different recipes available. It is as famous now as chicken karahi. I will try a couple of its recipes to see which one tastes the best.

  • Maheen, Islamabad

There are multiple ways of making a butter chicken dish and my mom makes it in variety of ways . Sometimes she makes very sour, sometimes normal taste which features the taste of ginger and that is the one I like to eat always. I skip sour one.

  • Hamid, ISB

Can you pls. specifically tell me about the butter salt? I can't understand this . Thanks. I have eaten it many times but this day, I wished to make it myself therefore I opened your website and found this recipe. I request to answer our questions online or through a phone helpline. I often need help during making different recipes.

  • Sana Abid, Quetta

wow very nice recipe . I call it chicken makhni in urdu and also cook it several times probably every month. I have studied your given ingredients and method and they also look little better than mine, I am gonna try your recipe for my next cooking.

  • Najia, Lhr