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 for 4 servings:

  • 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 Top Reviews

Claire - 27th April 2020

Mix the spices with the yoghurt before putting the chicken in!

Haddy - 21st September 2020

The tomato paste makes it too sweet. Perhaps only put a little in the recipe.

sheena - 17th September 2020

Great for the whole family. We serve with strips of pitta or naan. ????

sheena - 17th September 2020

Great for the whole family. We serve with strips of pitta or naan. ????

Justine - 16th September 2020

Very tasty. I followed instructions exactly and whole family loved it.

Justine - 16th September 2020

Very tasty. I followed instructions exactly and whole family loved it.

Deirdre - 16th September 2020

Added a tablespoon of hot curry powder as it was a little too mild for us

Deirdre - 16th September 2020

Added a tablespoon of hot curry powder as it was a little too mild for us

Gillian - 15th September 2020

A tasty curry.

Gillian - 15th September 2020

A tasty curry.

Clair - 15th September 2020

Lovely cury, this is an ultimate favourite it our house

Clair - 15th September 2020

Lovely cury, this is an ultimate favourite it our house

Ruth - 12th September 2020

We enjoyed it but don't think it worked quite as well with Quorn pieces.

Ruth - 12th September 2020

We enjoyed it but don't think it worked quite as well with Quorn pieces.

Melissa - 11th September 2020

Delicious. Added Birds eye chilli for an extra kick. Compliments all round

Gillian - 10th September 2020

I added more double cream and really enriched the taste. Would def make this again!

Gillian - 10th September 2020

I added more double cream and really enriched the taste. Would def make this again!

Amanda - 10th September 2020

Tasted like chicken in tomatoe soup

Joanne - 9th September 2020

Definitely restaurant style curry! Very tasty.

Joanne - 9th September 2020

Definitely restaurant style curry! Very tasty.

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