Butter Chicken or Murgh Makhani is one of the most popular Indian dishes in the U.S. It was invented in Delhi in the 1940’s, but quickly became popular all over the world because of it’s mild spice and delicious creamy sauce. One of Trader Joe’s best sellers is the frozen package of Butter Chicken – it’s good for a quick and easy meal, the sauce is really great, but I always though it was really chintzy with the chicken, so I started making my own easy version using Trader Joe’s Masala Simmer Sauce. You only need a few other ingredients to make Butter Chicken that’s tastes better and is much more cost effective than Trader Joe’s frozen version. It’s very mild in spice, so anyone can enjoy it, if you want it to have a little kick, you can add some Indian Chili Powder or Cayenne Pepper.
It’s fantastic with garlic naan, you can find this in the frozen section at Trader Joe’s, I alway brush on a little extra butter after it’s been heated. If you prefer rice, use Basmati Rice