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 5653 reviews

Elizabeth - Nov 13, 2018

Tasty but too hot for us

Marek - Nov 13, 2018

Like a bad korma, couldn't eat it all.

Jernina - Nov 13, 2018

Shared this with my daughter and she loved it, asked could we have it again xx

Gareth - Nov 13, 2018

Disappointed, no real depth of flavour , but my wife enjoyed it

Kelly - Nov 13, 2018

Very tasty but I used coconut milk instead of natural yoghurt.

Ross - Nov 12, 2018

Tasty tasty very very tasty, it’s very tasty

Gill - Nov 12, 2018

Ok but rather bland

Charity - Nov 12, 2018

Easy and tasty!

Dacotah - Nov 12, 2018

one of the best curries, at the end, add a pack of washed spinach to the top and cover and let soften for 5 minutes, to give some extra veg and vitamins and colour, easy and looks beautiful, either mix in or serve on the side.

Tiarne - Nov 12, 2018

Delicious flavours and so easy

Dena - Nov 11, 2018

We liked this very much however, it was similar to a bought sauce from a jar. It’s good to know you made it yourself though and there are no nasty additives etc.

Eddie - Nov 11, 2018

Will definitely order this again.

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Lynne - Nov 11, 2018

Very very tasty ????

Jane - Nov 10, 2018

Easy and delicious

Dawn - Nov 10, 2018

Amazing! Will definitely be ordering again! Even the kids loved it!

Joanne - Nov 10, 2018

Very tasty, really enjoyed it

Luke - Nov 09, 2018

The worse dish I've had from simply cook. Might as well have wacked some Garam Masala in pasata as I couldn't taste much else but the tomato.

Lorraine - Nov 09, 2018

I loved this. Was a bit spicier than I expected and there wasn't as much sauce as in the picture but I'll still get it again. I put a bit extra butter in mine and loosened the sauce with a bit of water and extra passatta.

Karen - Nov 09, 2018

This was Delish! A very rich sauce with a lovely flavour. I wasn’t sure about it when it was cooking but it all comes together beautifully at the end. Getting this again!!!!

Kay - Nov 08, 2018

Absolutely scrumptious. Two clean plates.

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Samantha - Nov 08, 2018

My 10 year olds favourite meal. He begs me to order it every month. Lovely flavours. A really nice simple curry.

Davey - Nov 08, 2018

Very tasty, but hasn’t got that special something other meals have.

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Vasily - Nov 08, 2018

I thought chicken breasts (instead of thighs) would make the dish less fatty.

Michelle - Nov 07, 2018

Nice, but a bit too rich for us. Prob wouldn’t add so much butter next time

Gillian - Nov 07, 2018

Really enjoyed this meal. Will definitely have this again. Used single cream and added a slice of lemon just as it’s so creamy.

Karen - Nov 07, 2018

Really tasty curry. Husband says it is his favourite????

Ian - Nov 07, 2018


Olwen - Nov 07, 2018

Absolutely delicious

Jenny - Nov 07, 2018

So easy, so tasty!

Donna - Nov 06, 2018

Used more tomatoes and less cream.. Delicious ????

Maria - Nov 06, 2018

Delish delish delish!!! 5 stars!!

Tom - Nov 06, 2018

Pretty good!

Dorothy - Nov 06, 2018

Needed to add milk to loosen this as it was rather thick

Caroline - Nov 05, 2018

I would make again but with chicken breast instead of thigh but that's just my personal preference

Stuart - Nov 05, 2018

Another fantastic dish.

Roderick - Nov 05, 2018

It was a lovely dish and we had zero leftover which is of course, good but taste wise it was almost on par with a supermarket microwave curry over the really rich Makhani you'd get at a proper Indian. I'd suggest the Saag curry over this.

Yvette - Nov 05, 2018

Unfortunately this dish fell short of the authentic taste.

Francesca - Nov 04, 2018

As lovely second time around even with a few adjustments this time, didn’t have cream so used coconut milk and added chickpeas to feed four of us.

Emma - Nov 04, 2018

Extremely mild if not bland. Disappointed as the rogan josh was amazing! Pimped mine up with some nigella seeds

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Angela - Nov 03, 2018

Would make this again.


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