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Butter Chicken Recipe | Butter Chicken Masala Recipe | Chicken Makhani Recipe

Butter Chicken Recipe with Step by Step Pictures. I have shared three version of butter chicken masala in this recipe post. Authentic chicken makhani recipe made with tandoori chicken and tomato sauce is shared in this recipe post as well. Punjabi butter chicken is made with chicken, tomatoes and spices. The dish is finished with cream at the end which gives a creamy texture. Butter chicken goes well with garlic naan.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Marination Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 572 kcal


For Tandoori Chicken:

For Butter Chicken Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Shahi Jeera
  • 1 large Onion sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 5 large Tomatoes pureed
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri Methi Leaves / Dried Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 cup Fresh Cream
  • Coriander Leaves a handful chopped finely


  • Start by marinating chicken in the masala for 30 mins.Preheat oven to 250 Degree C. Now arrange chicken in a baking tray and grill for 10 mins. Remove and set aside. Tandoori chicken done
  • Now heat oil and butter in a pan, add in cumin seeds and let it sizzle.
  • Add in onions and cook till golden. Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.
  • Add in chilli powder, garam masala powder,salt and sugar. Mix well.
  • Pour in tomato puree and cook till oil separates.
  • Add in water and the tandoori chicken. Cook on a low heat for 20 to 25 mins till the chicken is cooked and all juicy.
  • Now add in green chillies, kasuri methi leaves and cream. Mix well and simmer for a min.
  • Add in coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Butter Chicken Recipe | Butter Chicken Masala Recipe | Chicken Makhani Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 572 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 922mg26%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 3896IU78%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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