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:

500g
boneless chicken thighs
 
150g
plain yoghurt (+ extra to serve)
 
240g
Basmati rice
 
1
large onion
 
500g
passata
 
80ml
double cream
 
20g
butter
 
half a cucumber(optional)
 
2
tomatoes(optional)
 
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Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Bake the chicken

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

    Mix the chicken pieces with the BUTTER CHICKEN SPICES and half of the yoghurt in a bowl then arrange them 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

    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan over a medium-high heat and add the onions. Fry for 5-7 mins until they start to go golden. 

    Add the MAKHANI CURRY PASTE with a splash of water. Mix well and fry for 1 min. 

    Pour in the passata and stir it through. Bring it to a gentle boil and then turn down the heat and let the sauce simmer until the chicken has finished cooking in the oven.

    While you’re waiting, you can prepare your cucumber and tomato salad (if having).

  • 3.

    Finish the curry sauce 

    Put all the chicken into the curry along with the FENUGREEK LEAVES and stir gently. 

    Turn down the heat to low and add the butter and the cream. Stir well, letting the butter melt into the sauce, making it glossy.

  • 4.

    Serve!

    Serve the Chicken Makhani over rice with the side salad (if having) and a spoonful of the remaining yoghurt (especially for those who might find it spicy).

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Chicken Makhani Reviews

BASED ON 3795 reviews

Gillian - Dec 10, 2019

Fantastic

Shirley-Ann - Dec 09, 2019

Not as much spice as I like in a curry but nice overall curry

Lee - Dec 08, 2019

Blooming tasty 100%

Sarah - Dec 08, 2019

Absolutely delicious! Added in courgette.

Matty - Dec 07, 2019

Lovely curry. Very tasty and simple to make

Chris - Dec 07, 2019

My favourite meal so far, so easy and fed 4 of us

Carina - Dec 06, 2019

Really tasty! As good as a takeaway curry! Will definitely get this again.

MR C G - Dec 06, 2019

It was ok... not my fav

Hamza - Dec 04, 2019

So quick and easy and the sauces were just the icing on the cake. Beautiful. Would definitely have again and again and .... AGAIN. Must have. ????????????????????

Lindsay - Dec 02, 2019

This is so delish!!!

Stephanie - Dec 02, 2019

Delicious

Stephanie - Dec 02, 2019

Absolutely delicious loved it

Andrea - Dec 01, 2019

Everyone enjoyed this, however I thought the dominant flavour was tomato rather than the spices.

Alexis - Nov 29, 2019

Delicious

Nicola - Nov 28, 2019

Not our favourite but Harley loved it!

Eileen - Nov 28, 2019

Loved it quick and easy

Charlotte - Nov 28, 2019

Simple and flavoursome

Kerry - Nov 27, 2019

Tastes great

Katie - Nov 27, 2019

So easy and so tasty!

Charlotte - Nov 26, 2019

Simple but tastes authentic!

Hannah - Nov 26, 2019

Beautiful meal we made our own naans to go with it

Bethany - Nov 26, 2019

Really tasty, great flavour

Avril - Nov 25, 2019

Loved it

Liam - Nov 24, 2019

Yummmm

Rachel - Nov 24, 2019

Very easy to make and lots of flavour

Will - Nov 24, 2019

Will cook again

Kerry - Nov 23, 2019

Delicious! A hit with the whole family and quick to make.

Saira - Nov 22, 2019

Loved this dish, very tasty!

Nikki - Nov 20, 2019

Really really nice, and not spicy, we were very happy with it

Radu - Nov 19, 2019

The result is excellent, but the recipe itself could use some technical improvement. First, please don't ambush me with the salad. Say "for salad" right under the "optional" headline. Second, this one can be done all in the pan without the oven.

Margaret - Nov 19, 2019

Great dish added extra chillies for extra kick

colin - Nov 18, 2019

Very good, have done this twice but on second occasion added extra chicken to try and make it go further and it lost some of its flavour. I'll stick to normal measures in future

Stephen - Nov 18, 2019

Our favourite

Louisa - Nov 17, 2019

Really nice

Lesley - Nov 17, 2019

Very very tasty xx

Steph - Nov 17, 2019

All the family loved it- will order again!

Ali - Nov 16, 2019

Mild but nice

Michelle - Nov 16, 2019

Lovely

Carol - Nov 13, 2019

Would not use thigh meat again!! Did not enjoy it.

Tracy - Nov 12, 2019

Gorgeous!

Claire - Nov 12, 2019

Delicious!!

Anna - Nov 11, 2019

Delicious - really nice family meal. Served with naan and some bhajis.

andy - Nov 11, 2019

Not to my taste but my wife loved it

alison - Nov 10, 2019

Very nice x

Victoria - Nov 10, 2019

Very nice fakeaway. Second favourite dish to the Goan Curry!

Amanda - Nov 10, 2019

Maybe my favourite so far????

Jim - Nov 09, 2019

Really nice, simple to make

Alex - Nov 09, 2019

Not spicy enough for my taste

Lindsay - Nov 09, 2019

Great Saturday night fake away!

Graeme - Nov 09, 2019

Average curry at best. Makhani isn't made with Onions?

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