16 Reviews

This was amazing! I added a little more garam masala, another garlic clove (both crushed)and a few thai chiles while it simmered, we subscribe to "If you're not sweating, you're not eating." I replaced the rice with cous cous and left it separate. Wrapped it all up in rotis. It was so good my hubby is already asking me to make it again and it has only been 2 days! ADDITIONAL NOTE: I combined all the dry spices in a plastic container and made enough for 6 batches of chicken. Now when I want it I just need to scoop it out!

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kittykat #2 May 23, 2014

Very yummy - used Creme Fraiche in place of sour cream... the only thing is my guests found it too spicey... i'll adjust the seasonings next time.

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cUte Kitty pUnk September 01, 2009

Excellent recipe! I added more garam masala, left out cumin, added potatoes, used evaporated milk, didn't have butter so left it out, added 3 bay leaves. Very easy to make and packs a ton of flavor! The sauce was nice and thick which goes very well with roti. Thanks!

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ChoCho October 12, 2008

This was really yummy. I did not have gamram masala and hand so I had to omit that, but followed the rest to the letter and the dish still came out great! Thanks for sharing.

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Spyce July 01, 2008

Very delicious! Thanks for sharing. I didn't have a bay leaf, though, so I omitted it and used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. However, we followed the spices and everything else to a T. I didn't think it was "spicy" and I'm very sensitive to heat (jalapenos make my eyes water). Perhaps people who thought it was aren't accustomed to the many different spices in Indian dishes. I also agree with another reviewer- very adaptable! We've made this a few times now and I keep coming back to look at this recipe again.

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The Tiny Chef November 14, 2013

Very delicious- I added peas and bell pepper, quite a versatile recipe.

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Momalee May 23, 2013

We had this for dinner last night - so good, although DH sort of messed it up as to the photo we took. Sometimes when he "helps" me in the kitchen it's a take on what "he" thinks is the best way to do it so in this one he mixed the rice right into the pan instead of on top of the rice :roll: still tasted great, but the "photo" left a lot to be desired as to looks. :evil: Photo issues aside, this is a simple to prepare recipe with great flavors, not to spicy just as written.

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Bonnie G #2 September 18, 2012

Very good. Made it just as written (except I had low-fat sour cream rather than non-fat on hand). Deeeee-licious! First served it separate but combined the sauce and rice together for tomorrow! Both are good. Thanks.

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Maven in the Making May 03, 2012

YUMMMMY! Some changes to the recipe - Used 2 lbs. of chicken thighs. I didn't have any fresh ginger so substituted 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger. Because my family is not fond of spicy foods, I used the chili powder but not the red pepper (added just enough kick for my kids). Used evaporated milk, but also added a couple tablespoons of sour cream. Lastly, I was in a rush so didn't have enough time to let it thicken on it's own so made a cornstarch slurry (equal parts cold water and cornstarch) to thicken it. Family LOVED it. They all asked that I make this again.

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NewNerdMom April 19, 2010

Made this recipe a couple weeks ago for guests and everyone enjoyed it. I added some sliced red bell peppers, because I had seen it made that way at a restaurant. I also like how easy this recipe is compared to my usual Tikka Masala, and since they taste so similarly, in the future, I'll probably make this one instead.

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SarahCKS February 01, 2010
Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)