Butter Bliss: Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)


Immerse yourself in the rich and decadent flavors of our Butter Bliss: Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani). This iconic Indian dish combines tender, yogurt-marinated chicken with a creamy, buttery tomato sauce, delicately spiced to perfection. Each mouthful is a luxurious embrace of creamy goodness and aromatic spices, making it a beloved favorite worldwide.

Butter Bliss: Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 1 hour (for marinating) + 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Serving Size: 1 generous scoop

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 490 kcal
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fat: 36g
  • Sodium: 620mg
  • Sugar: 6g


  • Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless): 800g (1.76 lbs or 28.2 oz)
  • Yogurt: 150g (5.3 oz)
  • Tomato Puree: 400g (14 oz)
  • Heavy Cream: 200ml (6.7 oz)
  • Butter: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Garlic-Ginger Paste: 2 tbsp
  • Garam Masala: 2 tsp
  • Paprika: 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi): 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice: 1 tbsp
  • Salt and Sugar: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Chicken: Combine yogurt, garlic-ginger paste, lemon juice, and spices. Marinate chicken for at least 1 hour.
  2. Grill Chicken: Grill or broil marinated chicken until slightly charred. Cut into pieces.
  3. Prepare Sauce: In a pan, melt butter. Add tomato puree, cream, and spices. Simmer until thickened.
  4. Combine: Add grilled chicken to sauce. Cook for 10 minutes. Stir in fenugreek leaves.
  5. Serve: Garnish with cream and fenugreek. Serve with naan or rice.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Char the chicken well for a smoky flavor.
  • Use ripe tomatoes for the puree for a sweeter sauce.
  • Finish the dish with a dollop of butter for extra richness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use chicken thighs?

Yes, thighs can add more juiciness and flavor.

What is Kasuri Methi?

It's dried fenugreek leaves, adding a unique flavor to the dish.

How can I make it less rich?

Reduce the amount of cream and butter, or use milk instead.