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:

  • 5 chicken thigh fillets
  • 100g plain yoghurt
  • 240g basmati rice
  • 1 onion
  • 500g passata
  • 80ml double cream
  • 1 tomato (optional)
  • 1/2 cucumber (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

Kishan - 28th November 2020

Need more in depth of flavour. It was not bad just a bit on sweet side.

Mrs - 23rd November 2020

Very tasty. Children loved it.

Mrs - 23rd November 2020

Very tasty. Children loved it.

Maxine - 23rd November 2020

Loved it. Very authentic

Maxine - 23rd November 2020

Loved it. Very authentic

Eleanor - 22nd November 2020

Next time I will marinate the chicken for longer

Eleanor - 22nd November 2020

Next time I will marinate the chicken for longer

Scott - 22nd November 2020

Absolutely outstanding

Scott - 22nd November 2020

Absolutely outstanding

Natasha - 20th November 2020

My favourite, absolutely delicious! I'd recommend grilling as suggested

Julie - 17th November 2020

This is SO nice. Jazz it up with the addition of sultanas or raisins plus some sliced almonds and you’ve got restaurant quality right there. Superb dish, have ordered several times.

Julie - 17th November 2020

This is SO nice. Jazz it up with the addition of sultanas or raisins plus some sliced almonds and you’ve got restaurant quality right there. Superb dish, have ordered several times.

Emma - 23rd September 2019

Our favourite as always

Ellenor - 6th November 2020

Best meal I have ever eaten! I keep re-ordering this.

Ellenor - 6th November 2020

Best meal I have ever eaten! I keep re-ordering this.

Anna - 5th November 2020

My son said it was the best curry ever!

Anna - 5th November 2020

My son said it was the best curry ever!

Emma - 5th November 2020

Kids and husband liked the curry. I found it too tomato based

Steven - 5th November 2020

Nice curry, easy to make. Was a bit with adults and kids but we prefer the korma.

Lisa - 4th November 2020

Better with less cream added!

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