How to make Restaurant Style Butter Chicken at Home | Murgh Makhani

Restaurant Style Butter Chicken Homemade

You will find in any Indian restaurant all over the world whether you have all the chicken recipes or not, this butter chicken is a must-have. Chicken Tikka Masala and this butter chicken are popular all over the world. This recipe is just as easy to make as popular. You can easily make this popular recipe at home if you like.
How to make Restaurant Style Butter Chicken at Home | Murgh Makhani
Do you know why this butter chicken is so easy to make at home? The reason is the ingredients of this recipe, which is easily available in any grocery store. Most of them are in our kitchen already.

Why is it called butter chicken?

The reason for calling it butter chicken is because of the majority of the butter in it. Its gravy is made with butter, cream and cashew nuts. In fact, this gravy reminds us of another famous recipe called paneer butter masala.
In the same way, if you notice that this recipe is known as “Murgh makhani” in different places of India. If we have seen from the beginning, this dish was born in northern India (year-1948) and is very similar to the British traditional food chicken tikka masala.

How do you make this butter chicken at home?

I would say this butter chicken is famous only for its gravy. Personally, I like it very much. This famous butter chicken can be taken with parathas, bread, naan, tandoori roti or rice.
Some prefer a higher quantity of gravy or some less, no matter how hard it is, but it’s taste never decreases. Indians love a little more oil and spice, so in India, it is found in restaurants with little spicy. However, you can make it with less spice and seasoning.
As I said before, all the ingredients in this recipe are readily available, so you can easily make it with yogurt, ginger, garlic, tomato, and chicken easily. It’s best to use boneless chicken in this case but you can use any chicken you want.
  • First, mix some chicken with curd and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes. (The longer you marinate, the juicier your chicken will be.)
  • Heat the oil well and sear the chicken well. Once fried, it will become a kind of chicken tikka. You can enjoy it only with coriander chatni if you want. But that’s another thing we’re talking about here in making butter chicken recipes.
  • Once the chicken is roasted, then follow the procedure below, and you can easily make this famous murgh makhani.

What spices will be used in butter chicken?

As I said earlier, whatever spices are used in your kitchen will only work and they will already be present in your spice bowl. If not, it can be purchased from a nearby grocery store or supermarket. Such as turmeric powder, cumin powder, hot spices, salt, red chili powder. Isn’t it right?

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Butter Chicken Recipe
? Author: Abhijit Dey
? Preparation Time: 30 minute
? Cooking time: 15 minute
? Servings: 4 person
? Calories per serving: 580


  • Butter 2 tbsp
  • 250 grams Tomato (Chopped) 
  • 1 Onion (large, chopped) 
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste 
  • 2 tbsp cumin powder 
  • 2 tbsp Garam Masala Powder 
  • 2 or 3 pieces Cardamon 
  • 1 small Cinamon stick 
  • 2 tbsp Turmeric Powder 
  • 2 tbsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder 
  •  2 or 3 Green Chilli
  • Salt
  • 2 or 3 tbsp oil 
  • Fresh Cream 
  • Kasuri Methi Powder 
  • Sugar  


  1. In a container, mix the chicken with yogurt, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon hot spice powder, 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder and leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes. (If you want this butter chicken in your breakfast, let it be completely marinated overnight. Because the longer you marinate, the more delicious your chicken will be.)
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  3. Take a pan and heat it well at high temperatures. Then add 2 tablespoons oil in it and heat it well. Now put the marinated chicken in the pan and fry it well until the chicken is well roasted.
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  5. Now put off the chicken from the pan and keep them aside.
  6. Add chopped onion in the same heated oil and fry till it turns light brown.
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  8. Add 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste and mix it well.
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  10. Add 1 tbsp cumin powder and toss it well.
  11. After that put chopped tomatoes in the pan.
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  13. You can add green chili now.
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  15. Also, add crushed Cashew Nuts.
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  17. Put a tablespoon of Turmeric powder.
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  19. Saute them till the tomatoes turn mushy and turn off the flame.
  20. Let it cool and blend this in a blender to make a smooth paste.
  21. Again heat a pan and put 2 tablespoons of butter with 1 tbsp of oil.
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  23. Add cinnamon stick and cardamom in it.
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  25. Pour the tomato paste in it and mix it well.
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  27. Add 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder, 1 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp coriander powder and cook it for about 5 minutes.
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  29. Also, add salt and sugar as per taste.
  30. After that, put all the fried chicken pieces and mix them gently.
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  32. Keep them boiled about 2 minutes then add 2 or 3 large tablespoons of fresh cream and give a little saute.
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  34. Then add 1/2 tbsp of Kasuri Methi Powder and let them cook for more than 2 minutes.
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  36. Now your homemade Butter Chicken is ready to serve. Enjoy. 
I think you like this recipe. So please share it with your friends. Why not try this tonight if you have stocked chicken in your fridge.
Also, you can get this recipe in हिंदी and বাংলা. If any of your friends are comfortable in that language, you are always welcome to share this on her preferences.

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