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#LBBBestOf: Butter Chicken In The City


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    Gulati Restaurant



    India Gate, Delhi

    With three variants: Shredded, diced and the tikka version, this is one of Delhi’s prime spots for butter chicken. Old is gold, indeed.

    Order with: Butter naan and Paneer Makhni

    Price: INR 470 {half, with bones}; INR 695 {full, with bones}; INR 480 {with chicken tikka pieces}



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    Another Dilli oldie, you’ll find a long waiting line outside their outlet at any given point in time. One bite of the butter chicken {rich, thick and just the right amount of curd} and you’ll see why.

    Order with: Galouti Kebab {either vegetarian or mutton, depending on your taste}

    Price: INR 515 {half plate}; INR 740 {full plate}

    Moti Mahal

    Moti Mahal

    Daryaganj, Delhi

    This not-so-hidden gem in Old Delhi has butter chicken that’s a culinary representation of the city’s heritage- rich and full of flavour.

    Order with: Tandoori Mushroom or Kadhai Paneer



    Greater Kailash - 1, Delhi

    This is known for it’s delightful food at prices that won’t empty your wallet. Shikhara is consistent, economical and an old favourite for butter chicken.

    Order with: Dal Shikhara

    Price: INR 260 {half plate}; INR 450 {full plate}

    Rajinder da Dhaba

    South Delhi’s most well-known spot for butter chicken, their preparation is rich, spicy and best of all, efficient.

    Order with: Galouti Roll

    Mughal Mahal

    Mughal Mahal

    Rajendra Place, Delhi

    Creamy with a hint of sweetness {as is traditional}, Mughal Mahal keeps it simple and delicious and a tad different from any other butter chicken you’ve had. How? You’ll have to find out yourself.

    Order with: Khasta Roti and paneer tikka

    Price: INR 754 {half plate}; INR 1,057 {full plate}

    Kake Da Hotel

    Kake Da Hotel

    Connaught Place, Delhi

    Practically a hole in the wall, Kake Da Hotel has been around since 1931, serving classic Mughlai fare. Their butter chicken has been consistent {rich and delicious} all through.

    Order with: Shahi Paneer

    Price: INR 190 {by the plate}; INR 330 {half plate}; INR 560 {full plate}

    Pind Balluchi

    Pind Balluchi offers up authentic, rich butter chicken in massive quantities, which is best shared with your family and friends. Community eating at its best.

    Order with: Mushroom Kurkure

    Where: Find your nearest outlet here.

    Price: INR 275 {half plate}; INR 399 {full plate}



    Chandni Chowk, Kolkata

    Practically world-famous, Karim’s butter chicken is sinfully flavourful, slightly spicy and will leave you satiated beyond belief.

    Order with: Butter naan and Mutton Burra

    Price: INR 335 {half plate}; INR 670 {full plate}

    Aslam Chicken Corner

    While this isn’t your traditional thick orange gravy with tender chicken pieces, Aslam has earned its place on this list. Their butter chicken comes with a twist- that it’s soaked in butter gravy once it’s roasted over coal. Sinful but delish? Oh, you bet.

    Order with: Moong Pulao

    Mini Mughal

    Mini Mughal

    Greater Kailash - 2, Delhi

    Another South Delhi offering, the butter chicken at Mini Mughal has proven itself worth the hype time and again. Well-cooked pieces of chicken in a perfectly spiced {with just the right amount of sweet} butter laced gravy. We can’t get enough.

    Order with: Mirchi roti {for the spice enthusiast}; Butter naan {double trouble}



    Ashok Vihar Phase - 2, Delhi

    North Dilliwaalas flock to Invitation every time they want to get their fill of butter chicken, and there’s a good reason why. It’s consistently delicious and the portions, generous. We’d make a trip for it.

    Other with: Dal Makhani

    Price: INR 410 {half plate}; INR 700 {full plate}