Restaurant Style Butter Chicken Masala Recipe At Home

Restaurant Style Butter Chicken Masala Recipe At Home

In this blog, we'll show you how to create the deliciousness of restaurant-style butter chicken right in your own kitchen. No more takeout – it's time for you to make it by yourself! Continue reading…

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Imagine this: Tender, succulent chicken pieces lovingly coated in a luscious tomato-based sauce, infused with aromatic spices, and topped off with a generous dollop of butter! It's simply irresistible, isn't it? That's our irresistible butter chicken! The flavours are bold, the texture is velvety, and each mouthful is a delightful explosion of taste buds.

Scroll through the end of the blog to know the authentic recipe for this amazing dish!


 Here's an interesting tidbit:

Butter Chicken, also known as Murgh Makhani, is a popular Indian dish that has captured the hearts of people all around the world.

  • This tasty dish comes from Delhi, India, and is loved worldwide.
  • But Butter Chicken originally hails from the Punjab region in India.
  • It was created in the 1950s or 1960s by a Punjabi chef named Kundan Lal Gujral, who had a restaurant called Moti Mahal in Delhi.
  • He wanted to make a dish that everyone would enjoy.
  • So, he tried different marinades and sauces, and that's how Butter Chicken came to be.

 Restaurant Style Butter Chicken Masala Recipe

The dish consists of succulent pieces of grilled or tandoori chicken cooked in a rich tomato-based gravy with butter, cream, and aromatic spices. So, if you're craving a restaurant-style experience at home, try making this delicious Butter Chicken recipe using Cookd's Butter Masala Gravy!

Here's the mouthwatering recipe for restaurant-style Butter Chicken Masala:

Everything you need:
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Hung Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
    • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
    • Sunflower Oil - 2 tbsp
    • Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
    • Butter - 1/4 cup
    • Kasuri Methi - 1/2 tsp
    • Chicken Thigh & Leg Boneless - 500 grams
    • Fresh Cream - 1/4 cup
    • Tomato - 5 nos

    Here's how to make it:

    Step 1: Add the curd and the list of ingredients under marinade to the cleaned and washed chicken pieces. Let it marinate for 60 mins. 
    Step 2: Score a cross using a knife on the bottom and top side of the tomatoes and cook it in boiling water for 45 seconds to remove the skin. Blend the tomatoes in a mixer grinder to make tomato puree.
    Step 3: Heat oil in a pan or a normal pan and cook the chicken until it is done
    Step 4: Add tomato puree to a frying pan and cook it for 5 minutes until most of the water has evaporated.
    Step 5: Add butter and chilli powder and cook for 1 more minute. Then add Kasuri methi, salt, and garam masala powder; after 30 seconds, add fresh cream and stir.
    Step 6: The gravy is now ready; add the chicken pieces and serve immediately.
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    Summing Up

    As we come to the end of this blog, we hope you've enjoyed discovering the recipe for the restaurant-style butter chicken masala. With our recipe mix, you can recreate this mouthwatering taste right in your kitchen!

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    1. Can I substitute the chicken with any other meat or tofu?

    Yes, you can definitely experiment with different proteins if you prefer. Butter chicken masala is traditionally made with chicken, but you can try using boneless lamb, shrimp, or paneer for a vegetarian version.

    2. How spicy is butter chicken masala? 

    Butter chicken masala has a mild level of spiciness, making it suitable for those who prefer milder flavours. However, you can always adjust the spice level according to your taste and preferences by adding more or less red chilli powder.

    3. What are some popular accompaniments for butter chicken? 

    Butter chicken masala pairs well with various Indian breads like naan, roti, or paratha. It also goes perfectly with steamed basmati rice or jeera rice.

    4. Can I freeze leftover butter chicken masala?

    No, you cannot freeze this dish. Instead, you can refrigerate it and use it later, but you should not store it for more than a day.