Chicken Makhani4.5/5 (BASED ON 4062 reviews)
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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
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
Linda - Sep 23, 2018
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