A dish that smells and tastes of authenticity is none other than the Butter Chicken. Made with roasted spices and a lot of love, this dish is most admired by the Indian community and all over the world. The universality of this dish is best explained in terms of its richness. While the recipe of the dish is simple, butter chicken is now served in every nook and corner of the streets as well as in five-star restaurants. The take on butter chicken has experimented several times. But no one can replace the buttery after taste for which this classic dish is known for.
If you are not aware of the butter chicken recipe, you can check them out in major cookbooks. They are also available in major food websites as well. You can easily cook butter chicken at home and surprise your guests anytime. It is best to serve butter chicken with naan, which is flatbread made in the tandoor oven!
The story behind the butter chicken recipe:
While various food critics, as well as historians, have different stories to tell regarding the recipe, some of the major facts about this dish are as follows:
- Butter chicken is actually very creamy in nature. Earlier the dish was made with warm milk and lots of butter so that the creaminess and the texture retained itself.
- The birth of this dish can be traced back to Delhi, India. Its name in Hindi is Murgh Makhani, where Murgh refers to chicken and makhani is the cream. The royals made the dish popular and demanded that the dish must be served every day in the courts.
- Butter chicken was yet again made famous by a man named Kundan Lal Gujral. He started a restaurant chain by the name of Moti Mahal. This dish was the signature it on in the menu. When people started to love the dish, he received quite a lot of appreciations. Therefore, he stumbled upon the fact to spread the dish internationally as well. As of today, Moti Mahal is known to have various national as well as international chains. It is widely known for its traditional butter chicken and other Mughlai Specialties.
When the Britishers came to India, they were mesmerized with the butter chicken and it’s after taste. They demanded that the butter chicken recipe must be handed to them. Although the original recipe was not disclosed butter chicken is known to be the national dish of Great Britain. Till today, there are several variations of this dish available all over the world!
In order to enjoy your butter chicken, you got to have patience. The dish is served hot and leaves an indelible smile upon your lips every time!