With roots in Punjab in Northern India, rumour has it that the famous Moti Mahal restaurant in Delhi designed this delicious curry. Originally known as “butter chicken”, where this dish was traditionally done with tandoori chicken, you can get a similar “tandoori” effect with roasted broccoli (or cauliflower) which creates a great texture and nuttiness for the curry, which is then finished with butter and garnished with fenugreek leaves.

Cook our delicious Vegetable Makhani in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Vegetable 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 Vegetable 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:

Basmati rice
large onion
double cream
butter (from cupboard)
a cucumber(optional)
tinned chickpeas(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Roast the broccoli

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

    Mix the broccoli with a little oil and the BUTTER CHICKEN SPICES on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 1 -20 mins, or until charred and tender.

    Meanwhile cook some 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 and mix well, then stir through the passata.

    Add the chickpeas (if using).

    Bring it to a gentle boil and let it simmer gently until the broccoli in the oven is done. While you’re waiting, you can prepare your cucumber and tomato salad (if having).

  • 3.

    Finish the curry sauce

    Transfer the broccoli to the curry, then sprinkle in the FENUGREEK LEAVES and stir together.

    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 the Vegetable Makhani over rice with the salad on the side (if having)


Vegetable Makhani Reviews

BASED ON 322 reviews

Liv - Dec 09, 2019

Very easy to do, happy the shopping list was simple. The flavour delivered! :)

Zoe - Nov 19, 2019

Would have given it 5 stars but it was quite heavy and i scoffed too much of it so i was incapacitated for some time afterwards!

Laura - Sep 11, 2019

Fantastic. Quite spicy. Made with looots extra alpro single than the recipe recommends for dairy double as I felt it was too thick and not saucy enough. Was perfect after that. Added lots of extra chickpeas too to bulk it up.

Lindsey - Sep 09, 2019

Another good curry, although not sure the 'butter chicken' idea transferred to broccoli. I used soya cream in mine, which worked well, although haven't tried it with dairy cream and butter, so can't compare.

Sabrina - Aug 27, 2019

Didn’t enjoy

Heather - Jul 30, 2019

Loved it, I used butternut squash instead of broccoli and it was lovely.

Zoe - Jul 18, 2019

A very rich and unusual flavour- we loved it

Mandakini - Jul 09, 2019

Delicious, creamy, very tasty!

Anne - Jun 30, 2019


Anne - Jun 30, 2019


Claire - Jun 24, 2019

The recipe mentions quorn but this isn’t listed in the ingredients. However we used prawns as a replacement for a pescatarian version and it was delicious!

Catherine - Jun 05, 2019

Loved it !

Anne - Jun 02, 2019

Too rich for me and I didn’t add the butter. It definitely needed the chickpeas adding as well.

Jarred - May 29, 2019

Best curry I ever tasted

Louise - May 28, 2019

I love this, the spices complement the broccoli and chick peas so nicely

Shannen - May 20, 2019

Loved it! Woukd defo make again

Anne - May 06, 2019


Alice - May 03, 2019

Really nice, very rich.

Alice - May 02, 2019

Really nice, might add a little less cream next time...a bit too rich for seconds.

Alice - May 02, 2019

Really nice, might add a little less cream next time...a bit too rich for seconds.

Alice - May 02, 2019

Really nice, might add a little less cream next time...a bit too rich for seconds.

Kevin - Apr 24, 2019

Very easy to make and very, very tasty. You can make it as rich as you want by adding more pasata and cream. Very full flavour and easily modified to include other vegetables.

Sarah - Apr 22, 2019

Really easy to make, just enough heat, used Aubergine as hubby isn’t a big veg lover,

Samia - Mar 27, 2019


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Kevin - Mar 21, 2019

One of our favourites . Added some spinach near the end

Melanie - Mar 17, 2019

This is a very tasty dish. I added some mushrooms and mixed peppers and cooked with soya cream and yogurt. The only annoyance was the recipe card was for the chicken version of the curry so I got the instructions online.

George - Jan 25, 2019

Beautiful curry, I added extra veg to make it go further and it was so tasty with the sauce.

dionne - Jan 19, 2019

This was a lovely dish it is just not quite to my liking of flavour but my partner loved it!

Nam - Dec 29, 2018

Loved it!!

Sarah - Oct 27, 2018

Amazing flavour!

Karin - Oct 10, 2018

Perfect for one, and freezing the other half. The cream and butter really thicken up the curry and give it so much depth and flavour, yummy!

Anne - Sep 30, 2018


Abi - Sep 23, 2018

Filling, tasty and easy.

Alicja - Sep 20, 2018

Leave out chicken seasoning if you don’t want it too spicy. Delicious meal!

Marion - Sep 03, 2018

Really tasty. Great balance of spices. One of my favourites.

Natalie - Aug 23, 2018


Katy - Aug 19, 2018

Super tasty. Love anything with broccoli. Takes longer than the card suggests but I am happy in the kitchen anyhoo so all good.

Julija - Jun 10, 2018

Very heavy and filling

Liz - May 30, 2018

Loved this dish so tasty! Next time though we will boil the broccoli a little bit first as it was quite hard

Jonathan - May 03, 2018


Joanne - Apr 26, 2018

I loved this ... so delish

Penny - Apr 22, 2018

This dish was absolutely gorgeous. I felt like a professional cook !

Sarah - Apr 13, 2018

Delicious, easy, full of flavour. We used potatoes instead of broccoli

Sarah - Apr 13, 2018

Delicious, easy, full of flavour. We used potatoes instead of broccoli


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