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Murg Makhani


One of the most famous Indian dishes is Murg Makhani, which is so delicious. Murg Makhani is full of rich and creamy. This is a simple home version of Butter Chicken and very easy to make. One of the best things about this recipe that you can cook it up with ingredients that are easily available at your local market. So, let’s start Murg Makhani. In a homemade version, this recipe is also known as Butter Chicken.

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For the Marination

  • Chicken – 500 gm
  • Sour Card – 150 gm
  • Ginger paste – 2 tsp
  • Garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Crushed black Pepper – ½ tsp
  • food color – ½ tsp
For the Gravy

  • 4 medium size Onions Paste
  • 2 Tomatoes paste
  • Ginger paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Chilies powder – 3 tsp
  • Kasuri Methi (fenugreek Seeds) – ½ tbsp
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh Cream – 2 tbsp
  • Refined Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste

TIME REQUIRED : Less than 40 minutes (cooking time)


Combine all the ingredients to make a paste for marination. Now add the chicken in the paste and coat evenly. When it’s over we need to leave them to marinate about 2 hours.


Firstly add all marinade ingredients(a sour card, ginger paste, garlic paste, black pepper, food color)to a big bowl. mix well. Then add chicken and coat evenly. Let it marinate for 2-3 hours.


After the marination, heat some butter in a pan and add the marinated chicken to it and fry till the chicken is brown in color. remove the chicken from the pan.


Add some butter and some oil in the same pan, add 2 Cardamom and ½ inch Cinnamon stick. When start smelling the aroma then adds Onion paste and fry until the soft.


Now, add the Garlic and Ginger paste sauté for a few mins.
After that add one by one Cumin powder, red Chilies powder, Coriander powder, some sugar, and salt, and mix them very well.


Pour the Tomatoes paste into the mixture, and cook till pure become thick.


Add the chicken and simmer until it is soft and tender, for around 8 to 10 minutes.


When the mixture becomes boil add fried chicken and Kasuri Methi and simmer for about 5-7 min. Pour over the fresh cream and switch off the gas. Now Murg Makhani is ready and you can enjoy it with Naan or Kulcha.
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