Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Butter Chicken Masala

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Butter Chicken Masala is a very popular  Indian non-veg traditional recipe. It is also known by several names such Murg Makhani and Makhan Murg. This is a slightly seasoned chicken dish enriched with butter and cream. 
This fragrant and spicy dish is an all time favorite and sure hit among kids. The unique ingredient , we use in this recipe are almonds. The almonds enhances the rich taste and flavor of masala.
Butter Chicken Masala tastes great with Naan, Tandoori parota and Roti...!
Try this simple to cook Butter Chicken recipe at home and let me know how you enjoyed..:
Here is the easy and tasty recipe..!
  • Chicken pieces                          - ½ kg
  • Butter                                       - 3 tbsp
  • Oil                                            - 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly pwd                          - 1 tbsp
  • Lime juice                                 - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato puree                            - 1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf                                    - 1
  • Cinnamon                                 - 1
  • Cardamom                                - 2
  • Pepper                                     - 10
  • Cloves                                      - 3 or 4
  • Almonds                                   - 6
  • Yoghurd                                   - 1 cup
  • Garam masala pwd                    - ½ tbsp
  • Coriander pwd                           - ½ tbsp
  • Cumin pwd                                - ¼  tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd                            - ½ tsp
  • Onion                                       - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste                    - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves                       - handful
  • Salt to taste
  1. Clean the chicken pieces.
  2. Take a bowl and prepare marinade with  red chilly pwd, lime juice and salt.
  3. Marinate the chicken pieces for 1 hour.
  4. Dry roast bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, cloves and almonds.
  5. Allow to cool and grind them to coarse pwd.
  6. Add this spice pwd, yoghurd, garam masala pwd, coriander pwd, cumin pwd and turmeric pwd to the marinade.
  7. Combine well and allow to marinate for another 1 hour.
  8. Heat oil and a tbsp of butter in a fry pan.
  9. Add onion pieces and fry to transculent.
  10. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell disappears.
  11. Now add only the chicken pieces from the marinade and fry in high for 2 mins.
  12. Add the marinade paste ,tomato puree and  sauté well.
  13. Allow the chicken to cook covered by adding little water.
  14. Cook till the chicken is done.
  15. Sauté well until the masala thickens to desired consistency.
  16. Now melt the remaining butter and pour it over chicken masala.
  17. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  1. Yummy and tasty Butter Chicken Masala is ready to serve with Naans and Roti...!!!
Have a nice time..!


  1. Wish I had this for my lunch. Just can't stop drooling

  2. This looks awesome...mouth watering....

  3. Thanks RV, Divya for your quick loving comments..:)

  4. tht looks so so delicious n

  5. achacho awesome..finger licking good

  6. Jay u r making me to drool a lot..........wonderful..............

  7. Really yummy.

  8. first time here...first of all congratulations for unique & versatile blog .

  9. Jay,this is one of my families favorite dish:) You have done such a fantastic job with it,I can't stop but long for it....brilliant!!!

  10. Jay, literally mouth watering.....over here..... You are an amazing chef!!!!

  11. Jay absolutely mouth watering. lovely presentation.
    between loved doing the interview. have just posted. thanks again for putting me in.

  12. Chicken looks succulent & spicy.Very tempting picture.

  13. Very inviting and mouthwatering masala..

  14. Mmmm...this looks like such a tasty comforting chicken dish! I love all the flavors!

  15. lovely b.chicken is our familys fav side dish for chapathi but never tried at home. always will buy frm restaurant. next time will try ur recipe

  16. Wow..looks yummy Jay..I am wanting some now...

  17. Absolutely mouth watering !!!Yum yum !!

  18. Agree with the rest, this dish does look very delicious!

  19. Mouthwatering dish. Slurp!

  20. looks amazing I want some chappati

  21. my fav......looks delicious......

  22. I'd love some right now (and I haven't had my breakfast yet!!)

  23. Thanks to all who visit me here, I appreciate every one of you!

  24. my my that looks awesome Jay :) am drooling!

  25. Wow..tempting.Do you give samples to your fans?. I can volunteer to be a taster!

  26. That id fingerling, lip smacking stuff Jay. Nice butterchicken recipe

  27. Hi Jay,

    Your Butter Chicken Masala looks so makes me gonna try it...thanks for sharing recipe.Don't mind let me be one of your follower.


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