Chicken makhani, butter chicken, or murgh makhani is a dish made by marinading a chicken overnight in a yoghurt and spice mixture usually including ginger, lemon or lime, pepper, coriander, cumin, chilli, methi and garlic. The chicken is then roasted or baked. A sauce is made from butter, tomatoes, almonds and various spices, often including cumin, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, pepper, fenugreek and sometimes cream. Once the sauce is prepared the marinaded and roasted chicken is chopped and added to it.
The legality of sleeping with chicken makhani has yet to be determined.