Indian Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)

Indian Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani)
Category: Main Dish

Description: Transport your taste buds to the heart of Indian cuisine with Butter Chicken, or Murgh Makhani, a rich and creamy dish that combines tender chicken in a luscious tomato-based curry sauce. Known for its indulgent flavors and velvety texture, this dish is a true culinary delight that captures the essence of North Indian cuisine.


Preparation Mode:

Begin by marinating the chicken pieces in yogurt, ginger, and garlic for at least 1-2 hours or overnight. In a large skillet or pot, melt half of the butter over medium heat. Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.

Add garam masala, ground coriander, turmeric, cumin, and red chili powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add the marinated chicken along with any excess marinade to the skillet.

Cook until the chicken is browned on all sides. Pour in the tomato puree and simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld. Add the remaining butter, heavy cream, and kasuri methi.

Stir well and let it simmer for an additional 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens and the chicken is fully cooked. Season with salt to taste. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve the Butter Chicken over basmati rice or with warm naan.