Chicken Makhani, How to Make Chicken Makhani Recipe, Butter Chicken

Chicken MakhaniChicken Makhani Recipe is one of the best known Indian recipes throughout the world. The flavour of authentic butter chicken makes your taste buds eat more. If you are thinking of chicken dinner recipes then it will be the right choice.

When it comes to North India, especially Punjab Butter Chicken is made mild less spicy and is cooked in tandoor and then cook in tomato gravy. Few people like to have thick creamy gravy, in that scenario you can use can cream available in markets.

Ingredients for Chicken Makhani:

Chicken – 1 kg

Lemon juice – 1 tsp.

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp.

Salt to taste


For Marinating:


Yogurt/ Curd – 1 cup

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 4 tsp.

Red chilly powder – 1 tsp.

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice – 2 tsp.

Salt to taste

Mustard oil – 2 tsp.

Butter – 2 tsp.


Chicken Makhani Sauce:


Whole garam masala – 1 tbsp.

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp.

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp.

Honey – 2 tsp.

Tomato puree – 500 gms.

Butter – 50 gms.

Fresh cream – 1 cup.

Green chillies (finely chopped) – 1 tsp

Fenugreek powder – 1/2 tsp.

Salt to taste

How to Make Chicken Makhani Recipe:

  • Remove the skin and wash well a
  • With a sharp knife poke lightly on the top of leg pieces and breast pieces so that it can absorb spices.
  • Apply salt, lemon juice and little red chilli powder and keep aside.
  • On other hand remove excess water from yoghurt by hanging out in a muslin cloth.
  • To this mixture add red chilli powder, lemon juice, mustard oil, ginger garlic paste, salt and little garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Add this paste to poked leg and breast pieces. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Cook these pieces in a preheated oven (at 200 degrees Celsius) or on hot tandoor for about 10 minutes (until cooked).
  • While cooking apply butter on to get Butter Chicken, in the middle of this process.
  • On other hand heat butter in a pan and fry ginger garlic paste, chopped chillies and whole garam masala.
  • Sauté for a minute add tomato puree, garam masala, red chilli powder, salt and water.
  • Once these ingredients boil add Fenugreek powder and honey.
  • To this mixture add tandoori chicken pieces and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • At last, add fresh cream and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Chicken Makhani Recipe is ready, serve hot.
  • It tastes great with paratha or naan roti.

Rambabu Uppada

I am Rambabu Uppada, founder of Indian Recipe Info. I am fond of food, I thought of sharing my cooking experience with you all. I designed each recipe in such a way that you can simply follow my steps and prepare restaurant rich recipes at your home.

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