How to Cook Chicken Makhni (Butter Chicken)

by Sahar Mazhar

Pakistani dish..


  • 1 Kilogram chicken boneless
  • ΒΌ Liters cream
  • oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • red pepper (ground)
  • oregano
  • papparika
  • rosemary
  • onions
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Add boneless chicken pieces to preheated oil in frypan and add ground red pepper according to taste (about 1 tsp)

    Step 2

    cook slightly

    Step 3

    water will be released by chicken let it reduce to minimum.. but don't overcook chicken this stage, just cook it slightly as it is going to be cooked with onions

    Step 4

    as soon as water dries add about 2 to 3 medium sized chopped onions

    Step 5


    Step 6

    fry it properly till onions are properly fried to light brown...

    Step 7

    add water around 1 glass

    Step 8

    let it cook

    Step 9

    when water is evaporated add pinch of oregano paprika rosemary n salt (according to taste)

    Step 10


    Step 11

    add half teaspoon black pepper

    Step 12


    Step 13

    cook to completely eliminate water

    Step 14

    add cream

    Step 15


    Step 16

    cook until cream starts separating butter

    Step 17

    but dont over cook

    Step 18

    it's done when it leaves this much butter.. don't overcook otherwise basic texture of cream will be lost

    Step 19

    ready to eat with roti/pita bread