Easy Restaurant style Butter chicken recipe for your dinner, that too without spending hours in the kitchen. Yes, that’s possible! This restaurant-style butter chicken curry also known as Murg makhani is easy, quick and tastes absolutely fantastic just like the one you order in restaurants.
Though I am a vegetarian, but Mr. MTC and sunny boy, both are known to mop their bowl of butter chicken clean with paratha or rice, whenever I cook this at home. If you like Indian curry and chicken, this one I say is must try. As I say I am vegetarian I tried this same gravy with Soya chap it came out pretty delicious too.
If you thought to make butter chicken requires lot of time and effort, I will say No, If you try this easy method of making butter chicken. Butter chicken is usually made in a karahi or thick bottomed pan. In this post, I am giving both method Pan method as well Slow cooker method which is also becoming quite popular and comes out quite good.
Making Restaurant style butter chicken actually can be decided into two broad parts 1. Marinating and broiling chicken 2. Preparing gravy. If you want an easy cooking method you can do second part any time if you have this makhani gravy in your fridge. If you are using makhani gravy, all you have to do is marinate the chicken, put it in the oven for broiling, mix them together and simmer in the pan. Simple and easy!
One thing that is worth mentioning is this is butter chicken, so obviously for authentic taste, I recommend to use butter for making this. But you really don’t need a huge amount of butter for making this popular Indian chicken main course dish. The combination of butter and spices used in this curry makes this a very flavourful recipe.
To make the gravy creamy and smooth I have used a special method of blending makhani gravy and also some cashew paste. Adding whole milk in place of cream makes it tastes creamier without heavy cream and the calories that come with that. While the gravy has lighter mouthfeel but tastes creamy just as “restaurant -style” butter chicken gravy.
As mentioned above in the recipe below I have mentioned pan cooking method of making butter chicken, but if you are cooking in a slow cooker just do everything similarly as mentioned till step no 8 and transfer the contents of the pan along with milk in slow cooker. Allow butter chicken to cook in slow cooker for 3-4 hours and serve with either laccha paratha or Steamed rice.
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