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Butter Chicken Spice Seasoning A Classic Fit for Murgh Makhani

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Butter Chicken Spice Seasoning  A Classic Fit for Murgh Makhani

In 1950, a compelling mastermind, Kundan Lal Jaggi, accidentally introduced a revolutionary recipe that would be savored by millions of people across the globe. A tomato gravy ravished by cream and butter, blended with leftover tandoori chicken, led to the creation of "Murgh Makhani," aka "butter chicken," an Indian curry hailed from Northern India.

Tormentingly rich, creamy, sweet, and tangy, butter chicken spice blend takes credit for the exemplary North Indian curry.

Traditionally, butter chicken spice mix is a blend of aroma-infused organic ingredients, including bay leaf, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, garlic, ginger, nutmeg, paprika, and turmeric. The bewitchingly intense, savory, aromatic, piquant, sharp, tangy, and sweet flavor of butter chicken spice blend grabs your senses once and for all. This spice mix transforms into a heavenly gravy when added to marinated boneless chicken chunks, cooked in a tandoor oven, then drenched in princely ghee, grated ginger, and fresh garlic. Brimming with aroma and taste, this spice blend has gathered a lot of fans, becoming a global family favorite.

Other Name

Murgh Makhani Masala Mix



Butter Chicken Spice Mix Ingredients


  • Bay Leaves (tezpattā)
  • Black Pepper (kaalee mirch)
  • Cardamom (ilaayachee)
  • Cinnamon (daalacheenee)
  • Cloves (laung)
  • Coriander (dhaniya)
  • Cumin (jeera)
  • Garlic (lahasun)
  • Ginger (adarak)
  • Nutmeg (jaayaphal)
  • Paprika (laal shimala mirch)
  • Turmeric (haldee)

Cooking with Butter Chicken

  • Optimizes the piquant, blunt, and sharp flavors of traditional curries
  • Adds wholesomeness and aroma to traditional gravies
  • Complements the traditional gravies with its rich and fresh aroma
  • Infuses the flavor of butter and herbs when added in the process of marination
  • Adding a smidgen of this multi-core, pungent & savory spice mix on hot breakfast eggs & potatoes just gives a fresh & energetic start to the day
  • This deluxe blend of organic ingredients is the key ingredient for preparing "Murgh Makhani"
  • This spice blend can be used to cook other butter-oriented curries such as Paneer Makhni.

Nutritional Value (Butter Chicken Spice Blend)


               Per 100g

  • Energy (KJ) 1510.
  • Protein (g) 14.
  • Fat (g) Total 14.
  • Fat (g) Saturated 1.4
  • Carbohydrate (g) 36.4
  • Sugars (g) 14.4
  • Sodium (mg) 51

A Rich Source of Important Vitamins and Minerals 

The butter chicken spice mix is full of organic herbs that tend to promote health. Especially when it comes to multi-vitamins and minerals, butter chicken spice mix ingredients such as bay leaves are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

High in antioxidants

Free radicals are unstable molecules that may deteriorate your cells. Though, unnecessary free radicals can be created with contact to things like pollution, cigarette smoke, and sun rays. Redundant free radical harm may cause significant health problems such as inflammation, premature aging, heart disease, and certain cancers. Butter chicken spice blend contains black pepper and cloves rich in a plant compound called piperine and beta-carotene, which include potent antioxidant properties meant to terminate free radicals and prevent significant health problems.

Anti-inflammatory Effects to protect from chronic diseases

Inflammation happens when our body is exposed to foreign bodies. Long-term inflammation can lead to chronic illnesses. One of the core ingredients of butter chicken, cardamom protects cells from deteriorating and prevents inflammation.

Weight loss and improved blood cholesterol

Cumin seeds in butter chicken spice blend promote digestion, provide iron, and improve blood sugar control. The number of cumin seeds in the butter chicken spice blend can potentially trigger weight loss and improve blood cholesterol.


It is incredible yet surprising that the butter chicken spice blend also holds the potential of detoxifying the hazardous chemicals from our bodies. The nutmeg composition in butter chicken seasoning contains the ability to detoxify the body and boost skin health simultaneously. The body's detoxification process also alleviates negative vibes from our minds and provides relaxation to both mind and body.


Butter Chicken vs. Chicken Tikka Masala | The Spicy Dilemma

These two spices are prone to confusion as they appear and taste alike. The critical distinction between these two spices lies within their preparation. The essential difference between the two is the added quantity of tomato puree and cream. Butter chicken will always deviate more towards the creamier side with comparatively less tomato, while chicken tikka will taste more tomatoish than creamy.

Notably, butter chicken has a sweet taste due to the high amount of cream, low quantity of garam masala, and high quantity of turmeric and curry powder.

Fun fact: Butter chicken is a North Indian Delicacy, while Chicken Tikka Masala is British cuisine!

Butter Chicken is one of the universal spice kings, meant to rule the food kingdom. If you find yourself among those, who haven't savored the divine delicacy, then you should consider yourself unfortunate enough. All of our spice seasoning blends including this chicken butter spice are preservative-free, additive-free, filler-free, and contain almost zero salt content.