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Butter Chicken

Butter chicken, which is also known as Murg Makhani is a world-famous Indian chicken curry recipe, prepared in a buttery gravy.

Main Ingredients:

  • Boneless chicken
  • Butter
  • Fresh cream
  • Tomato puree
  • Yogurt
  • Spices

Nutritional Value:

Carbohydrates and Fibre- one serving of Butter Chicken contains 14 gm of carbohydrates and 3 gm of fiber.

Calories- Boneless chicken, along with butter, cream, and tomato puree contain 430 to 445 calories.

Fat- On average, one serving of Butter Chicken contains 28 gm of total fat, 12 gm of saturated fat.

Protein- Butter Chicken is a high protein, with one serving containing almost 30 gm of protein.

History and Origin:

Butter Chicken curry was first prepared in the 1950s in a famous restaurant called Moti Mahal, Delhi, by Kundan Lal Jaggi, Thakur Dass and Kundan Lal Gujral. The recipe was made by mixing leftover tandoori chicken in tomato gravy, along with Butter and cream, named Murg Makhani. The British came up with the phrase ‘Butter Chicken’.

How to serve Butter Chicken?

Butter Chicken is an Indian Curry recipe. Authentically, it’s eaten in lunch or dinner. You can have Butter Chicken with hot steamed rice or jeera rice. It tastes amazing even with Pulao. You can try it with lemon rice as well.

Butter Chicken goes with Nun or butter nun so well. Even with tandoori roti, it’s tremendously good. You can have paratha with butter Chicken also.


Some variations of Murg Makhani or Butter Chicken curry are Paneer Makhani and Dal Makhani, which are also very famous worldwide and can be the best alternatives of Butter Chicken for vegetarians.

Read more on how to cook at https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/246717/indian-butter-chicken-chicken-makhani/