Chicken Butter Masala Recipe Restaurant Style

Chicken Butter Masala or Murgh Makhani recipe is an extremely popular and is an excellent companion for plain rice ,naan , and rotis. Chicken is marinated for several hours in a lemon juice, yogurt and spice mixture. The spices may include garam masala, ginger, garlic, pepper, coriander, cumin, turmeric and chili.

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Chicken Butter Masala Recipe - An easy recipe to make delicious and creamy restaurant style Indian chicken butter masala. It goes great with butter naan, roti or even with plain rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


For the chicken

  • 500 gms Chicken breast boneless
  • 2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil

For the gravy

  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 500 gms finely chopped tomatoes
  • 100 gms finely chopped onions
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 50 gms cashew
  • 1 tsp kasoori methi
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala


How to cook the recipe

  • Marinate the chicken with ginger , garlic paste, red chilli powder and salt and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan add the marinated chicken pieces in it,once done place it into a bowl.
  • Add oil in a pan add onion , butter and once the onions are cooked add tomatoes and cashew nuts
  • Add ginger ,garlic paste, and add some water , salt, garam masala powder and chilli powder and mix it and let it simmer for 20 minutes.Turn the flame off and let the masala cool down to room temperature.
  • Once the masala has cooled down grind it to a fine paste in a mixer/grinder.
  • Strain it back into the same pan make sure there is minimal wastage.
  • Add butter, chicken and kasoori meethi and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  • Garnish it with cream and kasoori meethi
  • Butter Chicken is ready to be served.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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