Just when we get tired scuttling around for different cuisines from across the world and the Continental or Oriental fair looks nothing more that the region they belong to, it is the Indian curry that draws one towards itself reassuring that you are back home. Coming back to Butter Chicken is certainly nothing less than homecoming.
Having a satiated dose of Butter Chicken can be very comforting. That rich, thick gravy oozing butter and smelling heavenly, can salivate anyone. The muscular flesh of the chicken laced in that thick gravy can definitely make any heart sing.
We bring you a few places where they make the best Butter Chicken in Gurgaon. Take your pick!
21 Gun Salute
This one is the best luxury-dining place at Sector 29 for its elite ambiance and courteous service. The place oozes royalty not just in its environment but its food as well. Ideal for a large group of people, any small gathering of family and friends can be accommodated here. The graciously butter laced Butter Chicken with its thick gravy is a favourite with the guests- full of flavor and every bite is a delight. Called Virasati Murg Makhani its is priced at Rs. 600 for a full chicken and Rs. 350 for half.
Where: 1st Foor, SCO 35 & 36, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Cost for two: INR 1400
Dhaba By Claridges
Known for its awesome North Indian food and the desi style decor, this one draws you completely to your roots. But don’t be fooled by the dhaba style décor at all, since its is a marked destination for its finger-licking food andis owned by Claridges. The Butter Chicken here is served as boneless morsels of chicken tikka simmered and finished in creamy tomato gravy and is priced at Rs. 465.
Where: 1st Floor, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City,Gurgaon
Cost for two: INR 1800
Tried and tested, may times over, Dana Choga has been in existence for almost 20 years now serving Indian food that never fails to please. There is dine-in available at the place but its high on food delivery as well. Priced at Rs. 285 for half portion and Rs. 525 for a full plate, the remarkable Butter Chicken is every chicken eating soul’s quencher. A must try in my opinion!
Where: F-6, Qutab Plaza, DLF Phase I, Gurgaon
Call: 01244058555, 9310040449
Cost for two: INR 800
Kitchen of Awadh
Called Murg Makhani, the chicken is charcoal grilled and mixed with a cream and tomatoes curry bringing in the flavours of Awadh. Quite aromatic and enticing, the chicken dish not only looks appetizing but the portion size is hearty as well. The dish is priced at Rs. 250 for half a serving and Rs. 550 for a full dish, boneless. The chicken on the bone is slightly priced less.
Where: A 208, Supermart 1, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Call: 9910035805, 9910035806
Cost for two: INR 1000
Made in Punjab
Jiggs Kalra, the star chef who popularized Galouti Kebabs & Salmon Tikkas around the country spearheads Made in Punjab with his protégé son Zorawar Kalra. The Butter Chicken here is prepared with love & care that not only tastes outstanding but also scores highly on presentation and consistency. The place is quite nice for a great fine dining experience and the Butter Chicken costs about Rs 575, that makes your trip worth its while.
Where: 6 & 7, Ground Floor, DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
Call: 01244949605, 8130911899
Cost for two: INR 1500
Pind Baluchi, one of the dearest places for North Indian food, is that one place you would go not just for the food but the whole experience itself. Very close to the cultural Punjabi roots, it’s a favourite with my out of country pals. The restaurant serves their Butter Chicken by the pieces- Rs. 199 for 2 pieces, Rs.299 for 4 pieces and Rs. 450 for 8 pieces. Quite exciting!
Where: Vatika Grand, Near Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Call: 01244575758, 01244575759
Cost for two: INR 800
Punjab Grill is a high-end North Indian restaurant that delivers its promise in terms of its quality. The place is abuzz with life on weekends and the wait is enormous. Its is not surprising because the place serves one of the most gastronomic delicacies in the form of their Murg Makhni which is prepared with utmost care blending in its thick tomato gravy and rich creamy cashews with the tandoor grilled chicken tikka. A portion of Butter Chicken costs about Rs 615 and is definitely top of its game.
Where: Level 3, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
Cost for two: INR 2000
This is a nice comfortable place with good ambience and warm staff. Every visit to the place brings some memories. The North Indian fare served here is completely delicious and has a strong repeat value. The Butter Chicken here goes by the name of Chooza Makhani, which is a tandoor-roasted chicken, cooked in velvety gravy redolent of classic spices, clarified butter and predominant fenugreek. The price marked on the menu is Rs. 475
Where: Ground Floor, Block 3, Vatika Business Park, Sector 49, Sohna Road, Gurgaon
Call: 01244044495, 01244044496
Cost for two: INR 1600