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 2851 reviews

Francesca - Jul 17, 2018

Too hot to the ones I have ordered at takeaway

Rachel - Jul 17, 2018

Not bad but paneer is pretty tasteless so would have liked a stronger flavoured sauce

adam - Jul 16, 2018

Full of flavour. Easy to make

Neil - Jul 14, 2018

Was really tasty and full of flavour would of liked to marinate the chicken longer but we really enjoyed it

Graeme - Jul 14, 2018

Son’s favourite dish, and he rated it as one of the best he’s tasted ????

Joanna - Jul 13, 2018

First box try-out of a newbie customer .......... my son (who is a Butter Chicken addict) and I loved it. Will be buying again and we both didn't think it was too spicy or hot.

Holly - Jul 13, 2018

Tastes a little like tomato soup! But would definitely eat again! X

Melanie - Jul 12, 2018

Creamy and smooth but with a good background heat.

Gemma - Jul 10, 2018

Absolutely amazing, need to sample again

Scott - Jul 10, 2018

This is the first of the four boxes I cooked and whilst I have always thought that cooking a from scratch curry would be difficult, I was very wrong. The instructions were easy to follow and the additional ingredients were easy to get hold of. Would happily recommend this to anyone!

Claudia - Jul 09, 2018


Danielle - Jul 08, 2018

A dish that wouldn't be out of place in a curry house. Absolutely delicious, so rich and full of flavour.

Wendy - Jul 05, 2018

Nice flavour but to much sauce.

Sasha - Jul 03, 2018

Best curry I’ve ever cooked.

Annette - Jun 30, 2018

Very tasty and sooooo easy to cook

Rachel - Jun 30, 2018

Mild as suggested

Adelle - Jun 27, 2018

Absolutely delicious, filling and seemed pretty healthy.

Becky - Jun 26, 2018

Absolutely amazing! Time and time again! Would definitely recommend!

Brandon - Jun 23, 2018


Marc - Jun 21, 2018

This was packed with taste - one fo my favourites.

Karen - Jun 16, 2018


Kelly - Jun 16, 2018

Totally, absolutely delicious!

Samantha - Jun 15, 2018

Really liked this one, would get it again. Definitely worth putting the end spoonful of yoghurt as garnish, made it fresh and tasty.

Sophie - Jun 15, 2018

Too hot

Sophie - Jun 15, 2018

Too hot

Sophie - Jun 15, 2018

Too hot

Amie - Jun 15, 2018

This is lovely. As usual i doubled the ingrediants which served four with generous amount

Cushla - Jun 13, 2018


Kirsten - Jun 12, 2018

Saved two for a lovely big meal for 4 of us when the in-laws were over. Everybody loved it - better than eating out.

Adrian - Jun 11, 2018

Really tasty without being overly spicy

Jimmy - Jun 10, 2018

Delicious! Could use a naan bread

Nigel - Jun 09, 2018

Great, much better than the curry house down the road, healthier too! A lot more fun as well!

Joanne - Jun 08, 2018

Love this! One of our favourites!

Susan - Jun 07, 2018

Too hot for me

Allan - Jun 06, 2018


Carole - Jun 06, 2018

Husband said it was as good as a meal you will get in an Indian restaurant! Will definitely get again.

Debbie - Jun 03, 2018

So so tasty it’s my favourite dish so far!

- Jun 02, 2018


Heather - Jun 02, 2018

Nice curry - tasted like shop bought but healthier

Shaun - Jun 02, 2018

Delicious curry. will def order again

Kyrie - Jun 02, 2018


Lorraine - Jun 01, 2018

Love this and will order again.

Anouska - May 31, 2018

Feels like a take away

gina - May 30, 2018

Beautiful...if I say so myself.

Samantha - May 30, 2018

Was a bit heavy on the raw, pure passata taste at first, so I added a spoonful more of butter and a glug more of cream and the improvement was lovely, made the flavour a little more cohesive. Definitely recommend putting the spoonful of yoghurt on for serving, was quite lovely. Portion size wasn't huge, which is ok if one of you has a smaller appetite than the other, like me and my husband.

Zoe - May 30, 2018

First time I tried it, think I went a bit wrong!

Andrew - May 29, 2018

Better than most takeaways!

donnamarie - May 29, 2018

Nice but I wouldn’t order it again

Scott - May 29, 2018

Delicious dish with just enough spice and very tender chicken

Jayni-Leigh - May 25, 2018

Absolutely beautiful! Had a slight kick to it (my taste buds maybe!) but all my family loved it inc my 2 & 10 year old xxx


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