August 10, 2023 2 min read

Butter Chicken Recipe

Make your favourite take-out curry at home.

Butter chicken is the common name, but it is called "Murgh Makhani" in India. It's a family friendly, mild curry that’s famous for its bold colour, silky smooth creamy texture, and rich flavours. It’s comfort food at its finest and can easily be made at home.

The recipe might look like it’s a lengthy list of ingredients, but nothing about this easy homemade butter chicken recipe is complicated. With the Vibe Blender System, you’ll even get the signature smooth and velvety curry sauce that rivals your favourite Indian restaurant.

The secret to tender and flavourful chicken is the spice infused yogurt marinade. Plan ahead if you want maximum flavour. Leave it to rest for a minimum one hour but overnight for greater flavour penetration. The hero aromatic is homemade garam masala. The complex, layered flavours in this blend are spicy tasty but not spicy hot. If you enjoy more heat, you can certainly add a little more chilli if you wish.

butter chicken recipe

The beauty of this curry is that you can prepare it ahead of time. A day or more in the fridge will allow those lovely garam masala warming spices plenty of time to develop and deepen. Pro Tip: Marinate the chicken in a Luvele glass vacuum container and employ the hand pump to seal. Extracting the air with help the chicken absorb the marinade much quicker.

Butter chicken is also the perfect meal-prep dish to portioned out into vacuum seal glass containers, so you have ready-to-heat meals stocked in your fridge.

Like all good Indian curries, butter chicken is best indulged with basmati rice, homemade naan or chapati.

Butter chicken meal prep

*Kashmiri chilli powder is a traditional Indian chilli powder that gives an intense red colour to your dish. It is very mild, so you can use a lot without making your dish spicy hot. It can be found in Asian or Indian grocers, otherwise, easily sub with paprika.

Butter chicken recipe

butter chicken recipe

butter chicken

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