Butter chicken (aka “Murgh makhani”) is an extraordinarily popular Indian dish that can be found at the top of menus in restaurants around
|the world. Butter chicken originated in Delhi, during the reign of the Mughal Empire. According to a documentary by the Discovery Channel, the murgh makhani curry was invented by a person employed amongst the kitchen staff of a famous Indian restaurant called|
Moti Mahal located in Daryaganj, the central region of Delhi. Even though its’ general recipe is widely known, the actual flavor can vary from restaurant to restaurant due to slight variations in the recipe made by various chefs. Butter chicken is usually served with naan, parathas, or roti flat-bread, or steamed rice.
In the video below that was actually made by Tamarind Restaurant in London, we see Head Chef Alfred Prasad demonstrating precisely how to make this dish. Tamarind is one of London’s top restaurants, and only one of five Indian restaurants in London to receive a Michelin star (to put that in perspective, there are only 98 restaurants to receive one star in the U.K. out of 5,500 entries, 11 received two stars, and just three got 3 stars–the best possible rating). Have a look: