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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

Where: 11-12, Pandara Road Market

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Contact: 011 23387070, 011 23387171

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

Gulati’s

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}

Where: 6, Pandara Road Market

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Contact: 011 23388836, 011 23388839

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

Moti Mahal

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

Where: 3703, Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Contact: 011 23273661, 011 23273011

Price: INR 330 {half plate}; INR 540 {full plate}; INR 350 {boneless half plate}; INR 560 {boneless full plate}

Shikara

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

Order with: Dal Shikara

Where: 4, Guru Nanak Market, R Block, GK 1

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 26224636, 011 26416514

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

Where: AB-14, Safdarjung Enclave Market

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Contact: 011 26100355, 011 41653145

Price: INR 180 {quarter plate}; INR 330 {half plate}; INR 550 {full plate}

Mughal Mahal

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

Where: 7, Sethi Bhawan, Rajendra Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajendra Place

Contact: +91 9811526470, 011 41538006

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

Kake Da Hotel

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

Where: 67, Municipal Market, Connaught Circle, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 23411580

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}

Minar

Up for some butter chicken and beer? Hit up Minar. Their preparation is absolutely traditional: Soft and succulent in a thick tomato gravy.

Order with: Lachhedar Parantha

Where: L11, Outer Circle, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: +91 9810146512, 011 23416259

Price: INR 430 {half plate}; INR 750 {full plate}

Karims

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

Where: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Contact: 011 23264981

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

Where: Near Churi Walan Gali, Chittli Qabar Road, Chandni Chowk

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Contact: +91 9811469505

Price: INR 300

Mini Mughal

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}

Where: M-71, First Floor, M-Block Market, GK2

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Contact: +91 8800507979

Price: INR 380 {half plate}; INR 680 {full plate}

Invitation

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

Where: 3, Community Centre, Ashok Vihar Phase 2

Nearest Metro Station: Azadpur

Contact: 011 27464900

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