Chicken Makhani is a pure Indian Punjabi recipe that is mostly prepared at home frequently. It is commonly available on “Desi Dhaba” (Traditional Restaurants) throughout Punjab. Dhaba Butter Chicken Recipe is rich in taste, fragrance, and spice.


Dhaba Butter Chicken Recipe | Chicken Makhni

This chicken recipe is generally prepared in two segments; marination and gravy. Both require different as well as similar ingredients detailed in below.

Ingredients for Marination:

• Raw chicken 700 gm
• Half cup curd
• The salt according to taste
• One tsp of garlic and ginger paste
• One tsp of red chili powder

Gravy Ingredients:

• White and pure butter 175 gm
• Fresh cream 100 gm
• Slice 4 green chilies
• Salt
• Pureed tomato half kg
• Black cumin seeds half tsp
• Half tsp of sugar
• Red chili powder 1 Tsp
• Crushed fenugreek leaves ½ tsp


Preparation Method:
Dhaba Butter Chicken Recipe | Chicken Makhni

Cooking Chicken Makhani is very simple and you can prepare this chicken recipe just in one hour easily. Proper directions to cook this recipe are;

How to Make Marination?

• Take curd, garlic-ginger paste, red chili powder, and salt and mix in a big bowl completely

• Add cleaned raw chicken in this paste and mix completely. Now, put this into a refrigerator for the whole night or minimum six hours

• Roast this marinated chicken in a hotter place like Punjabi Tandoor or microwave oven for 10 to 12 minutes and let it roast until it almost done.


Prepare Chicken Gravy:
Dhaba Butter Chicken Recipe | Chicken Makhni

• Take half of total white butter and heat in another pan

• Add tomato pureed and cook for 2-3 minutes

• Put in salt, cumin seeds, red chili powder, sugar and mix all very well

• Add sliced green chilies, crushed fenugreek leaves, white butter, prepared chicken, fresh cream and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes and let the chicken completely cooked

• Chicken Makhani or Dhaba Butter Chicken is ready to serve with naan or rice.


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