With roots in Punjab in Northern India, rumour has it that the famous Moti Mahal restaurant in Delhi designed this delicious curry. Also known as “butter chicken”, this dish is traditionally made by cooking the chicken in a hot oven (or tandoor) and then simmering it in the curry sauce which is then garnished with fenugreek leaves.

Cook our delicious Chicken Makhani in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Chicken Makhani. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Butter Chicken Spices pot, a Makhani Curry Paste pot and a Fenugreek Leaves pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Chicken Makhani in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Butter Chicken Spices
  • Makhani Curry Paste
  • Fenugreek Leaves

Your shopping list:

boneless chicken thighs
plain yoghurt
Basmati rice
large onion
double cream
butter (from cupboard)
a cucumber(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6

    Marinate the chicken in the BUTTER CHICKEN SPICES and half of the yoghurt.

    Arrange on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 15 mins. 

    Meanwhile, cook the rice according to packet instructions. 

  • 2.

    Make the curry base

    Fry the onions in oil in a pan for 6-8 mins, or until golden.

    Add the MAKHANI CURRY PASTE and fry for 2 mins.

    Stir in the passata and let it cook for 5 mins. Meanwhile, prep the optional cucumber/tomato salad. 

  • 3.

    Finish the curry sauce

    Put all the chicken into the curry. Add the FENUGREEK LEAVES and mix them in. 

    Turn down the heat to low, add the butter and the cream and stir well. 

  • 4.


    Serve the curry with rice and the salad (optional) along with some extra yoghurt


Chicken Makhani Reviews

BASED ON 6897 reviews

Michelle - Jan 22, 2019

Love it. Best curry I’ve made!

Catla - Jan 22, 2019

Just had this for dinner! Absolutely beautiful. Calories higher then I’d like as I’m on skimming world. Next time think I’d used creme fraiche and no butter to keep the calorie intake lower

Lyn - Jan 22, 2019

A really delicious dish , the best curry I’ve ever made

Anthony - Jan 22, 2019

Pretty good, slightly more calories then I'd like though.

David - Jan 22, 2019

Best curry we've had.

Farha - Jan 21, 2019


Mark - Jan 21, 2019

Didn't add the butter and was very nice not as creamy without the butter

Nadia - Jan 21, 2019

Delicious and very easy - chicken is very tender. I used half fat creme fraiche instead of cream and it worked absolutely fine!

Leanne - Jan 21, 2019

Delicious and very simple

Karen - Jan 20, 2019

Great taste

Peter - Jan 20, 2019

Chicken was sublime! So tender!

Tracy - Jan 20, 2019

So tasty & easy to make

Elsa - Jan 20, 2019

It was amazing !!! As good as the best indian restaurant in town !

Caroline - Jan 20, 2019

Kind of bland, and a little rich for my taste.

Anne - Jan 20, 2019

Very impressed, this was so tasty with a great depth of flavour.

Donna - Jan 20, 2019

Really enjoyed it x

Andrea - Jan 20, 2019


Josie - Jan 20, 2019

The chicken was so tender, loved it.

Daniel - Jan 19, 2019

Absolutley beautiful, however I did marinate the chicken with both double cream and plain yogurt and also added some coriander on the top when put on a low heat. Apparently it tastes even better according to a friend that I know who is also subscribed to simply cook and has used this recipe

Jacqueline - Jan 19, 2019

This dish could have 10 stars an.d more. It is absolutely delicious. I've ordered it again

Leah - Jan 19, 2019


Rachel - Jan 19, 2019

So easy and delicious

Claire - Jan 19, 2019

This was so nice. Lovely sauce with lots of flavour. Already ordered it again.

Anne - Jan 19, 2019

Just as good as a much more complex recipe I normally use.????

Emma - Jan 19, 2019

Very nice even the other half liked it he’s very picky

Holly - Jan 18, 2019

Very tasty and easy to follow steps - surprising amount of flavour

Annmarie - Jan 18, 2019

Easy and delicious

Neil - Jan 18, 2019

Very nice will be getting again, great flavours, I did use chicken breast but worked well

Jess - Jan 17, 2019

Tasty but a bit rich

Barry - Jan 16, 2019

Nice very rich though if you like that.

Sandra - Jan 16, 2019

Extremely tasty

Emma - Jan 16, 2019

Nice curry

Kelly - Jan 16, 2019

Very tasty

Samantha - Jan 16, 2019

Really delicious! Only a mild spice but full of flavour. The additional salad was nice with it too.

Barbara - Jan 15, 2019

This was so good, the best curry I’ve cooked at home

Heather - Jan 15, 2019

I think this is my favourite Simply Cook dish of all the ones I've tried. Really rich, buttery and better than a takeaway

Kirsty - Jan 15, 2019

Tasty and not hot so it’s great for the whole family!

Clare - Jan 14, 2019

Impressed with flavours and impressed that I made it!

Kerrie - Jan 14, 2019

Tasted amazing and so easy to do.

Anna-Marie - Jan 14, 2019

Very nice, sauce was a nice consistency and very tasty.

Tracy - Jan 14, 2019

Looked exactly like the box, other half normally likes a spicy curry, but really enjoyed the flavours

Mick - Jan 14, 2019

Absolutely delicious i will be ordering more of this. Thankyou Simply Cook

Katie - Jan 13, 2019

Incredible flavours. Would highly recommend x

Rachel - Jan 13, 2019

This was our first recipe from Simply Cook and it was the best curry we have ever cooked!

Debbie - Jan 13, 2019

2nd time we’ve ordered & can highly recommend!

Lisa - Jan 13, 2019

Unfortunately it was quite bland.

Adam - Jan 13, 2019


Jan - Jan 12, 2019

So tender! Just delicious

Sarah - Jan 12, 2019

The yogurt seemed a bit pointless but it was lovely.

Samantha - Jan 11, 2019

Quick and easy to do, mildly spicy, even the kids loved it


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