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Best Butter Chicken (Murgh Makhani) on the Westside.

Veggietales Sep 5, 2009 11:15 AM

After searching the boards, I couldn't find any recs. Live in Playa del Rey and would think there would be a killer version of this rich dish in Venice/SM/Culver City.

It would be for take out and lunch specials are always appreciated in the wallet.

I'd be willing to drive to South Bay but I'm confident that there has to be a nice market that does a good version of butter Chicken.

Hurry, I'm hungry. Thanks, Hounds.


  1. a_and_w Mar 17, 2010 08:21 AM

    You must try the makhini chicken at India's Oven on Wilshire. I had it for the second time last night, and it's really, really good. The gravy is delicious and the chunks of tandori chicken thigh are juicy and flavorful with just the right amount of char.

    1. Veggietales Sep 5, 2009 02:23 PM

      I ended up going to Taj India on Lincoln just north of Manchester. It was alright. No real spice or flavor, really bland.

      I will definitely check out Agra Indian Kitchen the next time I have a hankering, which will probably in the next few days :)

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      1. re: Veggietales
        a_and_w Sep 8, 2009 09:48 AM

        I'd personally skip Agra. If you like ghee, try the makhini at Nawab on Wilshire. I've also had decent makhini at New India Grill on Westwood -- more flavorful but less buttery than Nawab.

      2. Servorg Sep 5, 2009 12:24 PM

        While not on the westside I know that Gate of India has it on their menu.


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        1. re: Servorg
          Servorg Sep 5, 2009 12:31 PM

          My wife reminded me that they also have it on the menu at:

          Agra Indian Kitchen
          2553 Lincoln Blvd.
          Venice 90291 (At Harrison Ave)
          (310) 827-0050

          Agra Indian Kitchen
          2553 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

        2. s
          shebop Sep 5, 2009 11:27 AM

          The new food truck : India Jones Chow Truck does a great Butter Chicken and they are at The Bluebird Cafe in Culver City on Thursday evenings!
          They use twitter - indiajonesct

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          1. re: shebop
            Veggietales Sep 5, 2009 12:06 PM

            Wow, that sounds awesome. But alas he has not posted if he's out anywhere today...

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