Butter Chicken Recipe is one of the most popular and delicious Indian curry recipes widely eaten across the world. In some areas, Butter Chicken is also known as Chicken Makhni. This makhni is also known for its creaminess, rich, flavour and richness. You can have this recipe with Kulcha and Naan also.
Butter Chicken is an authentic Indian dish. You can find different versions of Butter chicken in different parts of India.
What exactly is Butter Chicken Recipe?
Chunks of Chicken cubes are firstly cut into equal pieces, marinate and then cooked with creamy tomato-based gravy. It is also known as Murgh Makhni. It was first invented in Delhi, by Kundal Lal Gujral, the owner of the restaurant Moti Mahal.
Also, Delhi Style Butter Chicken is famous for its rich textures, its smoothness and of course because of its origin. Although, there are more than 100 types of Butter Chicken available in Delhi.
How Butter Chicken is prepared?
To make this delicious and authentic Butter Chicken Recipe, firstly we need to marinate the chunks of chicken with tomato sauce and grill it. You can also marinate chicken cubes in a pan, tandoor or oven.
Secondly, we need to cook chicken cubes in a tomato – cashew gravy. Make sure the gravy is cooked in butter, not in oil or ghee.
After adding chicken cubes to the gravy, allow it to cook for at least half an hour so that the chicken cubes completely cooked and mixed with the gravy.
Tips for making Butter Chicken
To make Butter Chicken, one of the important steps is Marination. Marination gives chicken pieces a smooth, spicy flavour.
Yoghurt plays an important part in the marination. Yoghurt tenderizes the chicken pieces so don’t skip it in any case.
Avoid the usage of onion in this recipe. Adding onion can changes the taste of this delicious recipe.
Cashew, Almonds and Cream is an important part of the gravy. These ingredients give this recipe a rich flavour.
You can also make the gravy before roasting the chicken cubes. If you make gravy first, then you can refrigerate it. When you want to eat the Butter Chicken, just grill the marinated chicken cubes and add to the tomato gravy.
This recipe can be best served with Naan, Kulcha, Jeera Rice, Roti or Paratha.