Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter Chicken Recipe

50 min
2-3 People
60 min


For Makhni Gravy:

2 cup Tomatoes cut in wedges

1 cup sliced Onions


2-3 Green Chilli slit into pieces

2/3 Black Cardamom

2/3 Green Cardamom

Few cloves

1 Mace

2 Kashmiri Red Chillies

½ Bay Leaves

1 small piece Cinnamon

1 tbsp chopped Garlic

1 tbsp chopped Ginger

2/3 Coriander stems

1/2cup Cashew


For Chicken Tikka Marination:

5-6 Chicken breast pieces

1 tsp Lemon Juice

Salt to taste

1/2tsp Red Chilli Powder

1 tbsp Ginger=Garlic Paste


For Yogurt Mixture:

2 tbsp Mustard Oil

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

2 tsp Coriander powder

1/2tsp Garam Masala Powder

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Kasuri Methi Powder

Salt to taste

3-4 tbsp Hung Yogurt


For Butter Chicken Gravy:

1 tbsp Oil

1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

1 tsp Degi Red Chilli Powder

Makhni Gravy

1/2cup Butter

Salt to taste

Ginger Juliennes

2 tbsp Cream

Tikka Chicken Pieces

2 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves

2 tsp Kasuri Methi Powder

A pinch of Garam Masala Powder

1 tsp Honey

To garnish:


Coriander Leaves




For Makhni Mixture:

Take a pan. Put some water and add all the ingredients one by one and then cover the lid. Allow them to

cook in low flame till they are soft in texture. Once the tomatoes are half done put some cashew in the

gravy and let it boil for some time. Once it is boiled and cooked nicely, take the whole spices out and

blend the mixture with the help of a hand blender. Now strain the mixture in a bowl with the help of a



For Chicken Marination:

Now in the chicken bowl add all the marination mixture allow the chicken to marinate for at least 1

hour. Now in another bowl and prepare the yogurt mixture for the tikka.

For Chicken Tikka Yogurt Marination:

Take a pan and add some mustard oil. Once it is hot take it out and pour in the masala mixture. Add all

the other masalas along with hung yogurt. Combine everything well. Your yogurt marination for the

tikka chicken is ready. Now after 1 hour take the marinated chicken and put it in this yogurt mixture and

mixture them thoroughly. The chicken pieces should be evenly covered with the yogurt mixture. Now

take an oven pan and rub some oil on its base. Put the marinated chicken and cook in the oven for 13-15

minutes on 180 degree Celsius.


For Butter Chicken Gravy:

Now take a pan. Add some oil. Put some Ginger Garlic Paste and Red chilli powder. A quick mix and then add the strained Makhni gravy in to it and mix them well. Put butter and again mix them. Then add salt, few juliennes of ginger, cream, and chicken and combine them well. Put some coriander leaves, kasuri methi powder, garam masala and honey and again mix them thoroughly. Stir nicely and boil for few minutes. Serve the yummy butter chicken hot and enjoy!