Thursday, February 18, 2016

【印式奶油鸡块】 Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhni)


Butter chicken is probably one of the first Indian/Pakistani dishes that many people encounter when they tried to experience Indian cuisine. Most likely to be one of the not so exotic ones compared to it's much spicier peers.

I was often asked about this dish and its recipe, it is about time to write one! I just love that when someone asked for it, I can just send out a link!

4 块 去骨去皮的鸡腿肉,切成块状
3 只 熟透的中型番茄
3 大勺的 Butter/黄油
2 只 朝天椒
1 段 桂皮
1 大勺 干葫芦巴叶 (胡芦巴(Trigonella foenum-graecum L.),又称云香草、香草、苦草、苦豆、苦朵菜、香苜蓿等,是豆科蝶形花亚科胡芦豆属的一种植物,其种子是调味料和中药。)
1 大勺 印度碳烤混合香料 Tandoori Masala
1 小勺 番茄酱/Ketchup 
1/2 杯 奶油/Heavy cream 
1/3 杯 酸奶/Plain Yogurt

4 pieces of Chicken thighs (Deboned, cubed to about 1x1 inch)
3 medium size very ripe tomatoes
1/2 stick of Butter
2 green chilies
2 inches of Cinnamon Sticks
2 bay leaves
1 tsp of Kasoori Methi (dried Fenugreek leaves)

For Marination:
1 tbsp Tandoori Masala
1/3 cup of plain yogurt
1/2 tsp of salt

1 tsp of Ketchup
1/2 cup of Heavy cream
Salt to taste (about 1/2 tsp)

1.首先前一晚把鸡肉洗干净,切块然后加入食盐,一点胡椒还有一大匙的Tandoori Masala,酸奶1/3杯腌一个晚上。

2. 第二天,把烤箱预热到450F (230C),预热的时候在一个烤盘上刷上食油,然后把鸡肉摊开在烤盘上。先烤五分钟, 然后翻面再烤五分钟,然后把烤好的鸡肉放到一个烤盆里备用。

1. Clean and marinate the chicken pieces with all ingredients listed under for marination for about an hour. over night works better.

2. The second day, preheat oven to 450F (230C),spread the chicken pieces over a oiled cooking pan. Bake for 5 minutes, turn the chicken pieces, and bake for another 5 minutes. Let it sit in the oven while you prepare the sauce.

3.一边烤鸡的时候就可以开始准备奶油酱. 先把三只中型的番茄搅拌成糊, 然后锅里小火融化黄油,加入一段桂皮、切段的辣椒爆香一下。

4. 然后把搅拌好的番茄糊倒入,煮滚,然后转小火。直到番茄糊边上看见泛出红油,颜色变深了,就加入葫芦巴叶。

5. 再煮一下,然后让番茄糊稍微冷却,把桂皮和桂叶取出。倒入Heavy cream、食盐适量和番茄酱,倒入搅拌机里一起搅拌成非常顺滑类似浓汤似的奶油酱。

6.在烤好的鸡肉上倒上奶油酱。盖上锡纸。然后烤箱预热380F (195C),烤12-15分钟即可了。



3. As you place the chicken in the oven, start preparing the butter sauce. Blend together 3 medium size tomatoes.

4. In a cooking pan, melt the butter, add cinnamon stick, bay leaves and green chillies. Stir for a couple of minutes, then add the blended tomatoes.

5. Continue cooking until oil separated at the edge, add the kasuri methi, stir well, and cook for another few minutes.

6. Pour in heavy cream and all seasonings, stir well, take out the bay leaves and cinnamon stick before pouring the whole mixture into a blender or use a hand held blender to blend the sauce into a smooth butter sauce.

7. Pour the butter sauce over to chicken pieces, bake the dish at 380F (195 C) for about 12-15 minutes.


  1. It looks so yummy.
    I will try to make it for my kids.
    They like chicken. I hope they will like it.
    Thank for sharing. Now i have a new recipe.

    1. Thanks!My son loves this, he had it twice in two days which is rare for him. You should try it for your kids.

  2. It seems not too hard to make this delicious recipe. Thank you, I will try it in my dinner tomorrow!

  3. Thanks for sharing! If I don't have Kasoori Methi, can I still make this meal? Or can any other herbs replace it?

    1. Hi Celia, if you cant find Kasoori Methi, you can omit it, it is completely fine. It adds to the fragrant.