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Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)


Butter chicken is an aromatic, delicious, creamy, and easy to make a recipe that we can prepare using simple ingredients. It is one of the most popular Indian curries that have recognition globally. This recipe of chicken is too delicious and full of buttery taste.

Butter chicken is very easy to make, and curry sauce is not easy to describe for me – you need to make it on your own. I’m sure that you all love food with aromatic and good flavors, and butter chicken just satisfies every condition. Moreover, every ingredient is easy to find from any grocery shop. Therefore, we don’t need to worry.

This recipe originated from Northern India and prepared in a gravy full of butter with cream that gives silky-smooth rich texture. However, if you want you can replace butter with ghee.

Although to make butter chicken, you have to infuse the chicken with an easy marinade of yogurt, which requires ginger – garlic paste, spices, and some salt. Also, do remember that you need to use only boneless and skinless chicken pieces!

You need to marinate chicken pieces for 3-4 hours and then sear the chicken in a pan. We need to charred chicken for our sauce. After that, we need to make our curry sauce in the same pan. If you prefer little rich curry sauce do add cream or butter at the end.

Finally serve butter chicken with basmati rice or garlic naan.

butter chicken with basmati rice
indian butter chicken curry with basmati rice

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Moreover, let’s know more about Butter Chicken recipe –

Preparation TimeCook TimeServingsCuisine
15 minutes30 minutes6Non-Vegetarian, Indian

Nutrition Involved In Butter Chicken: –

Therefore, 1 serving of Butter Chicken contains –

| Calories – 580 Kcal | Protein – 36 grams | Carbohydrates – 17 grams | Cholesterol – 250 mg | Fat – 41 grams | Sugar – 2.4 grams | Calcium – 171 mg | Iron – 4.5 mg | Sodium – 1601 mg | Potassium – 973 mg | Vitamin A – 1895 mcg | Vitamin C – 19.4 mg |

Butter chicken curry in a kadhai with coriander

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