Butter Chicken Tadka Recipe - Best Chicken Recipes
Butter chicken which is also knows as Murgh Makhani is boneless pieces of chicken cooked in butter with tomato sauce which is a favorite specialty all over India. Check this out easy, tasty recipe and everyone' s all time favorite dish.


  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2 tbsp thick Yogurt
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 3 Green Cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 3 Black Peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 3 Cloves
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds

For Chicken:
  • Take chicken breast, cut in thin strips, wash well and pat dry using paper towel or napkin.
  • Take red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, kasoori methi, add some lemon juice, yogurt, in a deep bowl and mix well.
  • Add chicken pieces, mix well with marinade, cover and keep for 1 hour.
  • After one hour transfer marinated chicken in greased baking tray, drizzle some oil over it and bake for 15 to 20 minutes on 400 degree fahrenheit.

For Masala:

  • Heat up oil a tbsp oil, add cumin seeds, whole garam spices, coriander seeds and cook till nice aroma starts to come from spices and they change its color.
  • Add fenel seeds, mix and cook for a minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, sprinkle some salt, mix, cover and cook for 5 to 7 mts on medium heat.
  • Soak poppy seeds in hot water for 1 hour.
  • First add soaked poppy seeds in grinder and grind well.
  • Now add tomato masala and grind well to make a very smooth puree.

For Gravy:
Heat up 3 tbsp butter, add ground masala paste, red chilli powder and cook till oil starts to separate from spices.
Add leftover juice from baked chicken and some extra water to make gravy kind consistency.
Add baked chicken pieces, kasoori  methi, cover and cook for 5 mts on medium heat.
Garnish with fresh cream!


  • If oven is not available, saute chicken pieces on skillet with enough oil.
  • Substitute poppy seeds by using 3 to 4 cashew nuts.

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