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. Put the chicken pieces in a bowl with the Butter Chicken Spices and half of the yoghurt. Mix well and then arrange the pieces on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 15 mins, flipping them over halfway through.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, cook some rice according to packet instructions. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and and fry for 5-7 mins until they start to go golden.

  • 3.

    Add the Makhani Curry Paste and mix well. Pour in the passata and stir it through. Bring it to a gentle boil and let it simmer until the chicken is done. While you’re waiting, you can prepare your cucumber and tomato salad now (if having).

  • 4.

    Put all the chicken into the curry along with the Fenugreek Leaves and gently stir. Turn down the heat to low and add the butter and the cream. Stir well, letting the butter melt into the sauce and become glossy.

  • 5.

    Serve the rice with the Chicken Makhani curry on top with the salad on the side (if having) and a spoonful of the remaining yoghurt.


Chicken Makhani Reviews

BASED ON 4062 reviews

Susan - Sep 25, 2018

Very tasty and not too hot for my son

Aisling - Sep 25, 2018

Very tasty though a little runny

Lynne - Sep 25, 2018

Lovely ! Put abit much passata in but my fault the taste was excellent !!!

Sarah - Sep 25, 2018

Amazing!!! Had to use chicken breast as no small packs of thigh when I shopped but it tasted great. Will definately be ordering this one again

Jackie - Sep 24, 2018

Had this twice now and it is simply LUSH!!!!

Dawn - Sep 24, 2018

Delicious, quick and easy to make; this will definitely be on my favourites list.

Kathryn - Sep 24, 2018

Too rich and creamy for our taste

Diane - Sep 24, 2018

Love it!

Fiona - Sep 24, 2018

Very tasty. Had it with naan bread but will probably add rice as a side dish next time.

Sarah - Sep 24, 2018

I think id prefer chicken breast.

Vicki - Sep 24, 2018

Lovely gorgeous curry. Really enjoyed it!

Carmen - Sep 24, 2018

A bit too creamy but nice flavours.

Ginene - Sep 23, 2018

Really yummy!

Brynn - Sep 23, 2018

Tasty but I have preferred other simply cook curries.

Susan - Sep 23, 2018

We all loved it so much we almost licked the pan it was cooked in.

James - Sep 23, 2018

Lovely and creamy. a lot nicer then the jars.

Michelle - Sep 23, 2018

Nice flavour

Linda - Sep 23, 2018

Absolutely scrumptious

Julie - Sep 23, 2018

Really creamy, rich and tasty

Cath - Sep 23, 2018

A bit too rich

Ginene - Sep 22, 2018

Was so yummy! Very easy instructions to follow and tasted amazing. No more ‘aunt t’ sauces for me!!!

Christina - Sep 22, 2018


Christina - Sep 22, 2018

lovelly want to do it again

Carolyn - Sep 21, 2018

Just eating it and it’s delicious!

Carole - Sep 21, 2018

I made a mistake ordering this as I have to cook dairy free. I omitted the cream and butter but it was far too spicy for my children. I added plain yogurt to theirs but they still wouldn’t eat it. My error!!

Kamila - Sep 21, 2018

One of the best so far!

Keil - Sep 21, 2018

Really nice. Could do with a bit more spice for me. Just seemed to be missing a slight bit of sweetness as well I thought. Will get it again though.

Hilary - Sep 21, 2018

Delicious. Restaurant standard

Sally - Sep 21, 2018

Lovely! I make this from scratch myself sometimes, and this quick recipe pot is just as good as my own!

Andrew - Sep 21, 2018

Ever so easy tasted fab

Rebecca - Sep 21, 2018

Absolutely beautiful! Restaurant quality food ????

Jenny - Sep 21, 2018

Delicious - allergic to dairy so used extra yoghurt but delicious

Bryan - Sep 21, 2018

Could have had a more creamy taste for me personally

Marie - Sep 21, 2018

Love this. One of my favourites

Stephen - Sep 20, 2018

Very nice . Easy to follow recipe card

Nick - Sep 20, 2018

Ok but not as good as mine!

Heather - Sep 20, 2018

Sauce a bit runny, but tasted good

Christopher - Sep 20, 2018

Just had this tonight and not disappointed. Another great fish and the tomato and cucumber salad goes well

Amanda - Sep 20, 2018

Too creamy and definitely didn’t need the butter. Possibly would benefit from adding another texture to the dish ie vegetables

Stephanie - Sep 20, 2018

Tasty and flavoursome. Felt authentic

Diane - Sep 20, 2018

So so nice....loved it...the chicken was so tender.

Gareth - Sep 19, 2018

Loved it amazing flavours

Nicki - Sep 19, 2018

Another great dish tasted fantastic

Katherine - Sep 19, 2018


Jim - Sep 19, 2018

Loved it but my wife found it a bit spicy, left the cream and butter out as on a diet.

Kate - Sep 19, 2018

A wonderful curry - easily as good as from The takeaway.

Linda - Sep 19, 2018

Tasted almost as nice as the Makhani in my fave Nepalese restaurant in Manchester!

Diane - Sep 19, 2018

It was absolutely delicious and I added extra chicken and onion to add an extra portion and it's was fine, it made loads. Really really nice the chicken was so tender.

Dee - Sep 19, 2018

Move advice about marinating the chicken into the recipe. I missed it as it was above and in quote marks and so it impaired the flavour of the final dish.

Sally - Sep 19, 2018

This was tasty but needed much more chicken than the recipe suggested, also I swapped double cream for creme fraiche to make to lower in calories and it was still tasty


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