A world-famous murgh makhani, also known as butter chicken, is one of the top dishes of Indian cuisine. It’s a spicy tomato based curry with chicken.
Murgh makhani was developed by three Indians – Kundan Lal Jaggi, Kundan Lal Gujral and Thakur Dass. They were Punjabi restaurateurs who were the founders of Moti Mahal restaurant in Delhi, India. The dish was made by mixing the leftover chicken in a tomato gravy, butter and cream.
It is easy to cook murgh makhani at home. All you may need is kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves), olive oil, onion, garlic, ginger, butter, chicken stock, and tomato puree. Then you will need to marinate the chicken twice, once in a dry rub and then in a yogurt mixture. This will make the chicken moist and flavourful. The chicken will need to be cooked in a tandoor (traditional clay oven), grilled, pan-fried or roasted. It is served with a tomato and onion based sauce.
This mouthwatering dish tastes great with kaali daal (black lentils), naan, and a green salad.