Butter Chicken with Kachumber Salad

Rated 4.9/5 from 45 Customer Reviews

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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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

  • 600g diced chicken (thighs are best!)
  • 1 onion
  • 5 tomatoes
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • 50g butter
  • 300g full fat natural yogurt (not Greek or
  • set yogurt)
  • 50ml cream
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • Rice for 4 to serve
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Large Pan
  • Medium Saucepan
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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.

Spicery Customer

A favourite of ours and friends alike.

Spicery Customer

Easy mild dish, great for kids

Spicery Customer

Very good easy and quick ,

Jack Pemberton


Wonderful butter chicken, very authentic.

Spicery Customer

Delicious - easy to prepare and would recommend

Spicery Customer

Very tasty and not too hot.

Helen Pepper


Simply I like it a good dish

Richard Wolley


Super duper. All wonderful

Gordon Pascall


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

Susan Taylor


So easy to make.Another winner!

Spicery Customer

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

Penelope Porter


Full of flavour and lovely salad.

Angela Barski


Delicious and easy to make

Spicery Customer

Great curry, excellent salad accompaniment

Michael Anderson


Reordered as it was so good last time.

Bill Stern


So good not as spicy as I thought

Spicery Customer

Simple and tasty. Nnnnnnnnnnnnn

Spicery Customer