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Butter Chicken with Kachumber Salad

4.9/5 from 68 Customers

This dish is a more sophisticated version of the ever popular Chicken Tikka Masala, which was invented as a way of using up leftover Tandoori chicken in Indian restaurants in the UK. Unlike Chicken Tikka, Butter Chicken (or Murgh Makhani) has its origins in Northern India and consists of chicken marinated in spiced yogurt, then cooked in a sauce rich with butter, tomato and spices including methi (fenugreek) leaves. The fenugreek gives a very particular ‘curry’ flavour, with a really sweet, fragrant scent that’s very recognisable. Here we are serving it with a tangy kachumber salad and rice.

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15 minutes

35 minutes

2/5

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This dish is a more sophisticated version of the ever popular Chicken Tikka Masala, which was invented as a way of using up leftover Tandoori chicken in Indian restaurants in the UK. Unlike Chicken Tikka, Butter Chicken (or Murgh Makhani) has its origins in Northern India and consists of chicken marinated in spiced yogurt, then cooked in a sauce rich with butter, tomato and spices including methi (fenugreek) leaves. The fenugreek gives a very particular ‘curry’ flavour, with a really sweet, fragrant scent that’s very recognisable. Here we are serving it with a tangy kachumber salad and rice.

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Recipe

15 minutes

35 minutes

2/5

Serves

Serves 4

Effort

Low Effort

Main Ingredient

Chicken

Dietary

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Taste Profile

Meal Taste

Creamy

Meal Taste

Rich

Origin

Popular Style

Indian

Country

India

TANDOORI SPICES: Coriander, cumin, turmeric, Kashmiri chilli, garlic, amchur, ajowan, sea salt, mint, paprika, black pepper, ginger, asafoetida, fenugreek leaves
BUTTER CHICKEN SPICES: Fenugreek leaves, ginger, garlic flakes, cumin, coriander, black cardamon, black pepper, green cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, mace, bay, nutmeg, turmeric, Kashmiri chilli powder
KACHUMBER SPICES: Coriander leaf, toasted cumin, chilli, black pepper, ajowan, amchur, cumin, coriander, ginger, chilli, salt, asofoetida, mint

May contain traces of celery, sesame and mustard

  • 600g diced chicken (thighs are best)
  • 1 onion
  • 5 tomatoes
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 50g butter
  • 300g natural yogurt (full fat is best)
  • 50ml cream
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • Rice to serve
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Large Pan
  • Medium Saucepan

Product Rating (68):

5/5

A friend bought me this and other kits for my birthday. Easy to do and amazing flavour. Since purchased the spiceboxes and recipe book for ourselves and kits for friends.

This looks brilliant! Great to hear you're sharing the gift of spice!

5/5

We love the Easy Kits, they are so good and tasty. We did this one with the Tomato Rice and Naan Bread from the Curry Legend Book.

Good idea to spice up the rice! Sounds like a great evening!

5/5

This another family favourite, so much so that this time my 8 year old decided to cook it (under my supervision of course). She did an amazing job, and her and her younger brother absolutely loved this. A curry for all the family.

Brilliant! You've got a Spicery little chef in the making!

5/5

My 2 sons (age 13 & 12) and thier dad all got Spicery kits in thier Christmas stockings this year. My eldest son cooked the Butter Chicken with Katchumber salad for the family tonight and it was rated 5/5 by all of us! Yummy!

Glad you all enjoyed it- hats off to the chef!

5/5

Easy and Delicious!

Wow this looks super creamy and rich- hats off to the chef!

4/5

A little spicy as a butter chicken for the kids but still went down a storm!

Yummy, the sauce looks so flavoursome! Thanks for sharing and happy spicing!

5/5

Lockdown curry

oh wow what an amazing feast! The breads look so fluffy and delicious!

5/5

The best chicken recipe mix i’ve ever had. Thank you!

Hooray - really pleased! Happy spicing!

5/5

A curry legend feast of butter chicken and moghul chicken. Delicious !!

Ooh nice! Happy spicing!

5/5

This is on our boat in Mexico having taken the spice mixes out with us. Our absolute favourite butter chicken.

Wow! Both curry and ship look great!

5/5

We loved this curry! Easy enough to make once the baby is in bed. Creamy & delicious with a hint of spice and the kachumber salad is the perfect accompaniment.

Sounds well deserved!

5/5

I made this for my little fussy eater and she loved it. Really easy to make and smelt so authentic and tasty - not like the bland jar imitations out there. I would highly recommend it. I'm going to try it again but with vegetables for the Veggies in the house. Really lovely.

Glad she enjoyed it, that sounds delicious making it with veggies too- let us know how you get on!

5/5

So easy to cook, really enjoyed it

Glad you enjoyed this fragrant recipe- happy spicing!

5/5

This was delicious!! We added two courgettes. Everyone finished there plates

Sounds delicious with the addition of the courgettes- one for us to try ourselves!

5/5

Really lovely tried it mixing the yoghurt and tikka mix on a whole chicken and making the sauce separately with chunky veg blending and mixing with a little coconut milk. Voila

Wow - I'm sure that made a very impressive centrepiece on the table! And we're impressed by your improvisation! Great job, Char - we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed it.

5/5

The butter chicken is amazing! I’m not usually one for creamy curries so only added milk. But it tasted delicious. The salad was not what I expected, it was very subtle and the spice didn’t add much flavour wise.

It looks delicious, Natalie, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed it! And we hope that you still found the Kachumber salad to be a nice accompaniment, albeit quite a subtle flavour.

5/5

My son is unable to eat butter chicken usually as he has a nut allergy so I thought I would give him the chance by purchasing this recipe kit. Well it didn’t disappoint! He thoroughly enjoyed it and so did I. It was flavoursome and had just the right amount of spice. Simple to use and one I would purchase again. The Kachumber salad was refreshing and reminded me of the mint sauce you get in Indian restaurants. I also received a free Spring Veg Pakora sachet and made some delicious asparagus pakoras as a healthy addition to the meal.

Gorgeous, restaurant-quality presentation, Vikki - fantastic job! We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed this dish, and that your son had the opportunity to try a nut-free Butter Chicken. It's great to see you using your free sample as well - those asparagus pakoras look delicious!

5/5

Wow the takeaway meal at my dinner table. Spices still tingling my tongue an hour after eating ❤️

We're so glad to hear how much you enjoyed this dish - happy spicing!

5/5

This was amazing! Definitely our favourite kit so far! Everyone really enjoyed the flavours. Made half with sweet potato and halloumi, the other half chicken. Fresh naan breads were perfect for mopping up all the tasty sauce :o)

Butter chicken is always a crowd-pleaser! We're so glad to hear that this dish went down a real treat, and great job making a veggie version too - sounds delicious!

5/5

Wow, amazing so much flavour, first time cooking it, look forward to many more

It looks like you did a great job, Debbie - nice work!

5/5

Lovely creation , we made this as the instructions , served with a naan bread and some of our favourite rice , (basmati cooked and then fried with butter and fresh chopped coriander )

You can't go wrong with a classic butter chicken! Paired with naan breads and buttery basmati rice - you're onto a winner. So glad to hear that you enjoyed this dish, John. Happy spicing!

5/5

Wow is this ever delicious! So much flavour and simple to make...highly recommend.

That looks like a perfect butter chicken, Claire - great job!

5/5

The wife absolutely loved this one! Very tasty and easy to make. Tried to order this again but it has been out of stock. Is this going to be restocked? I know you have a butter chicken night but please restock this simiplier version. Please! please! please!

We're so pleased to hear how much you loved this Easy Kit - don't worry, it will be restocked at the end of March!

5/5

Excellent service

5/5

Turned out amazing! A little heavy on the onion, which I find is a bit of a pattern with these kits. I tend to need about half the amount of onion that they recommend.

5/5

As usual the service and products are second to none

5/5

Back again for more! This time I purchased the spice bags for Christmas presents. They are great! Very fast delivery.

5/5

A favourite of ours and friends alike.

5/5

Great to deal with, quick delivery and easy 5o follow recipes... If only they would do a Spicery Mulled Wine Pack for Xmas they would be perfect

5/5

I love The Spidery. Their spices are very high quality and as fresh as can be. Their spice kits are a weekly treat for us; always something new and interesting and always easy to follow.

5/5

Truly excellent service - great choice and super prompt delivery

5/5

Very good arrived quicker than expected

5/5

Easy mild dish, great for kids

5/5

Great service! Helped me with my order and even setup my account for me, without me having to ask, thanks!

5/5

Great gifts and they have been very well received. Fab recipes

5/5

Very good easy and quick ,

5/5

Wonderful butter chicken, very authentic.

5/5

Just some feedback re your on line ordering. I know you cant deliver to Australia - but when I visit my mother in Wales I place an order for delivery to her address in the UK. When I enter in my credit card details and a billing address is required (diffe

5/5

Delicious - easy to prepare and would recommend

5/5

Very tasty and not too hot.

5/5

Always get a quIck service from The Spicery and good products

5/5

After my daughter bought me a 6 month subscription to Spicery for Christmas. I made my first months curry, I enjoyed it so much I could not wait for my next months curry to arrive. So I order the World Curry Easy Kit Bundle to fill in the gaps. Have just

5/5

Simply I like it a good dish

5/5

Quick delivery. Easy to follow recipe. Awesome taste

5/5

Order, purchased as a gift, arrived really quickly. Bought add a gift as I absolutely live the simplicity and taste of the recipes!

5/5

A great mix of curries to try and delivered straight to my door!

5/5

Super duper. All wonderful

5/5

Lovely and tasty products and super quick delivery.

5/5

The website is easy to use and delivery was fast. What more could you ask for!

5/5

My husband says this is better than a restaurant, he loves it!

5/5

Easy to make contact and rectify my mistake with address. Spice packets look great, neat packaging that is practical- they'll stand up tidily in the cupboard. So pleased I found them, will be back!!

5/5

Every time I order from them it is there within a couple of days. If you need to contact them for any reason there is a real human being who is really helpful. It's a 10 out of 10 service

5/5

I'm now a complete convert and regularly order. The recipes are so easy, you just need half a dozen ingredients that I usually have anyway and they take about 20 mins to prepare. So easy and tasty. Highly recommend!

5/5

Have used these kits mainly for Asian restaurant dishes. Results very authentic and tasty. Takes some time but always ends up with a special meal. Would recommend.

5/5

So easy to make.Another winner!

5/5

This was really vey easy and quick to make. Instructions are simple and the resultant meal really impressive.

5/5

Full of flavour and lovely salad.

5/5

Very helpful customer service. Original and high quality product.

5/5

We love the spicery , always good service and quality product

5/5

Absolutely loved the spices, authentic taste and can play around with the recipes as well :D

5/5

Delicious and easy to make

5/5

Great curry, excellent salad accompaniment

5/5

Reordered as it was so good last time.

5/5

So good not as spicy as I thought

5/5

Quick delivery. Great kits!

5/5

Arrived the day after ordering & not used yet but past recipes & spices have been amazing & very authentic

4/5

Simple and tasty. Nnnnnnnnnnnnn

5/5

Great service. Order processed same day and mailed back. Recipe kits reliably good.

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