Butter Chicken - (Murgh Makhani)

50 mins (prep 15, cooking 35)
21 ingredients
4 servings
Yay! In my never-ending quest for THE perfect butter chicken recipe, I’ve finally come up with something close enough to put the search on the back burner for a lonnng time. This is an Indian dish very popular at restaurants and is somewhat similar to chicken tikka masala, but richer. Don’t let the butter content put you off. You only live once, might as well make your tongue happy! Serve over fragrant basmati rice laced with green peas and with pakoras, raita and palak paneer and you’ll be in heaven! Adjust the heat level with the red chilli powder. Prep/cook times are approximate and do not include marination. My grateful appreciation to the chefs who pointed out my errors in typing up this recipe. They're fixed now. :)

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Serving Size (36.98 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 136.56 Calories from Fat 124.92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.88g 85.41%
Saturated Fat 7.72g 154.48%
Trans Fat 0.48g %
Cholesterol 32.28mg 43.04%
Sodium 106.92mg 17.82%
Total Carbohydrate 3.08g 4.1%
Dietary Fiber 0.52 g 8.34%
Sugars 0.96 g %
Protein 1.12g 9.0%
Vitamin A 394.45IU% Vitamin C 1.54mg%
Calcium 16.07mg% Iron 0.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boneless chicken breasts, ground coriander, ground cumin, red chili powder, small onion, fresh cream, ground coriander, ground cumin, red chili powder, finely chopped, green chilies, melted butter, fresh cream, finely chopped cilantro