Butter Chicken is the most Delhi thing that you can ever eat. And, every non-vegetarian, who has lived in North India and tasted this 'Delhicacy' would vouch for the fact that the version of Butter Chicken that we get here in Delhi is simply unparalleled. That divine first bite of the most succulent chicken, oozing with thick and buttery gravy is an amazing gastronomic experience that will stay with you forever. So if you are someone who takes their Butter Chicken pretty seriously, here's a list of some of the most iconic restaurants in Delhi that serve the best butter chicken that you must try.
Punjab Grill offers a creative blend of robust Mughlai and North Indian specialties from the regions of the erstwhile Royal State of Punjab. With a delightful selection of hearty preparations like ‘Good Ol’ Butter Chicken’ and ‘Paneer Lababdar’, This authentic chain of restaurants aims at serving a little bit of Punjab with every single bite.
Other must-have recommendations: Hara Bhara Kebab, Dal Punjab Grill, Paneer Lababdar, and Rasmalai.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
A North Indian Cuisine restaurant conceptualized with the principle of celebrating the culinary legacy, resilience, and innovation of the Punjabi refugees. Daryaganj still follows the age-old technique of preparing their legendary 'Butter Chicken' and 'Dal Makhni'. An exemplary North Indian spread is what this place is known for and it indeed one of the very best Butter Chicken serving restaurants in Delhi NCR.
Other must-have recommendations: Original Tandoori Chicken, Kasturi Chicken Tikka, Original Mutton Seekh, Mutton Burrah Kabab, Paneer Tikka, and Mushroom Kurkuri.
Cost for two: ₹ 1300
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Known as the inventor of the first-ever 'Butter Chicken', Moti Mahal with its unbeatable North Indian spread proves that 'Old is indeed Gold'. Honestly, if you're ever craving Butter chicken in Delhi, this is the place you need to visit to satiate your cravings. Their rich Mughlai and North Indian gravies are to die for. pair them with their perfect 'parathas' and you are sorted.
Other must-have recommendations: Tawa Chicken, Kalmi Kebab, Malai Kofta, Fish Curry, Malai Kofta, Paneer Butter Masala, and Kesar Pista Kulfi.
Cost for two: ₹ 1300
Another one of the old favorites of the townies is Lazeez Affaire an elegant fine dining restaurant that is very much part of the local food community. Lazeez Affaire celebrates the nuance of North-Indian and Mughlai cuisine with its delectable smorgasbord of Biryanis and rich non-vegetarian curries. Their version of the famed Butter Chicken is called 'Murgh Makhani' and it is absolutely lip-smacking. A highly recommended place for those looking for the best Kebabs in Delhi.
Other must-have recommendations: Veg Seekh Kebab, Mutton Chapli Kebab, and Lazeez Special Raan.
Cost for two: ₹ 1600
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This Dhaba style restaurant is all about rustic interiors, desi decor elements, and a flavor-packed North Indian spread. Truly a foodies delight this place is known for its 'Balti Meat' delicacy but loyal patrons will tell you that their rich Butter Chicken preparation stands out as one of the best not only in their menu but also throughout the city.
Other must-have recommendations: Balti Meat, Amritsari Chole, Amritsari Wadi Aloo, Lasooni Palak, and Matar Paneer.
Cost for two: ₹ 3000
Ans. The main cuisine served at Punjab Grill, Khan Market is North Indian.
Ans. People love Butter Chicken, Dal Makhni the most at Daryaganj.
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Ans. The current Prime dining exclusive deal at Lazeez Affaire offers 25% off on total bill + Extra 25% off on payment via app up to INR 200. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.
Ans. People love Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani the most at Lazeez Affaire.
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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