Butter Chicken Recipe by Chef Zakir

butter chicken recipe by chef zakir
Butter Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

The best, most authentic butter chicken recipe by Chef Zakir out there! This creamy chicken curry combines ethnic spices with simple ingredients like butter, and tomato sauce for a tasty dish. Restaurant-style butter chicken (murgh makhani) right at home with simple ingredients!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Servings: 3
  • 500 gm Chicken boneless
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Fresh cream
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup oil
Cooking Method
  1. Heat oil in a pan or wok over medium heat. Saute ginger-garlic paste in it.

  2. Now add chicken pieces to it and saute for 10-12 minutes or until they are tender.

  3. Add tomato paste, red chilli, cumin powder, salt and butter. Cook for 3-4 minutes then add fresh cream.

  4. Cook the chicken on slow flame, until it’s done and all the water dries up.

  5. Dish it out and garnish with coriander and ginger. Delicious Butter Chicken is ready to serve. 

Chef's tip
  1. If you want to thicken cream, just add two or three drops of lemon juice while beating it.

Serving Suggestions

Serve hot with butter naan or chapatti.


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