Kitchens of India Paste for Butter Chicken Curry, 3.5-Ounce Boxes

Kitchens of India is so much more than just a delicious meal. It entices your taste buds on a mystical voyage through the legacy of authentic Indian gourmet cuisine. Kitchens of India products encompass ancient recipes of India safeguarded and passed down from generation to generation by royal cooks of the Maharajas, capturing the elements of a time when every meal was treated as a grand celebration. With Kitchens of India, the traditional culinary lineage of Indian food has been further perfected by Master Chefs of India`s prestigious ITC hotels – with passion and an eye for detail to deliver nothing short of an enchanting experience. But that`s not all. Our delectable treats are crafted with 100% natural ingredients and are completely preservative free. The age old cooking techniques used by our Master Chefs add a unique taste that captures the essence of a meal that is nothing short of a royal Indian treat.

Quick facts

  • Delicious and mildly spiced curry made with tomato paste and simmerd with onions and garlic
  • Vegetarian, All Natural, No Preservatives, Kosher Certified
  • Available in 3.5-ounce boxes (Pack of 6)
  • Authentic recipe from India, created by the Master Chefs of the ITC Legacy Restaurants
  • Add tender chicken, cook and enjoy hot

Top reviews


These products were terrible tasting. My husband is Indian and said the taste was terrible. I agreed. When I went to return the unopened packages I could not so so. They have a no return policy. Now I will have to toss out $40 worth of unused product. Amazon is always so very good about returns but evententaly some of their vendors are not.
LexieHollidaysburg, PA

Too strong!

This soup is too harsh, too strong for the smell.
My husband likes curry but this curry couldn’t eat anymore.
HalWalpole, ME

Hot, Hot, Hot, and more Hot!!!

When they describe this as a “mildly spiced gravy” – DON’T BELIEVE IT! This is the hottest thing I have eaten in a long time. In fact, I could only take one bite. I couldn’t eat any more of it because it was so spicy. Felt like I was chewing up an actual hot pepper! I followed the directions exactly, and even added vegetables to it, and served it over brown rice. I am not a hot spice fan, and I was very misled by the description given for this product. I did give this 2 stars because it did have decent flavor if it wasn’t for the heat of it. Without the heat, it would have been delicious. Now I have 5 more packages of this and they will probably go in the garbage. I doubt even a soup kitchen could serve this stuff.
RosaliaAsbury, NJ

Flavor may be good but MUCH hotter than description would imply…

I understand that when describing or talking about food that “spicy” and “hot” may be synonymous to some but not others. I bought this based upon an incredible chicken butter cream curry dish I had many years ago in Australia that was flavorful with almost a bit of sweetness but not spicy/hot… I used one of these packets and found it to be WAY too hot for me and for many people who I was planning on serving it to. Spices and “spicy” can be great–but this was “hot,” and even after adding 1/2 can of undiluted, full-strength coconut milk it was still very “warm” even served 50/50 with basmati rice. Flavor DID seem quite authentic and good but the heat can take away those pluses for the unsuspecting.

This seems like a high-quality item but the description just wasn’t clear about the heat level. Many Indian and East Asian dishes (and even Mexican) will have a heat meter graphically or in words on the package, which would have helped in this case. Authentic, good flavor–yes… but be prepared for more than mild heat.

ErinBobtown, PA

If you don’t like ginger, don’t get this product.

There is a substantial amount of ginger flavor to this curry. It made the curry unpalatable for me.
DarbyOak Park, MN

Makes a very good chicken makhani (butter chicken)

Butter chicken is one of my favorite Indian dishes. This little spice pouch greatly exceeded my expectations by making it easy to make a very flavorful rendition of it using only one pot.

1 cup of water, 3 tablespoons butter (I used Smart Balance and it came out great), a pound of chicken (the bagged frozen Tyson grilled chicken strips work great) and 20 minutes and you have a dish that closely approximates the restaurant version. I added some slices of Vidalia onion at the very end so they’d stay crunchy.

Great product, great value. […]

ZulmaChatham, IL

Very close to the real thing

First let me start of that i am an indian residing in the US. I miss authentic indian food and dont get to eat good indian food in the restaraunts in my city.
These are very vlose to the real thing and taste just yummy. For people who dont eat too much spice the butter chicken wood be an excellent choice. Now i do cook the real butter chicken(not the best cook) i think this tastes better and is very easy to prepare. I didnt have to add any additional ingredients and the chicken came out great. Even entertained a few american guests and they were all over it !
BuddyDeepwater, NJ


With a significant population of recent immigrants from India in the Silicon Valley came a welcome increase in the number of authentic Indian restaurants. San Franciscan’s have always enjoyed a diverse bounty of culinary experiences and it’s always a challenge to replicate the great recipes at home. I was hoping this product would accomplish that. while quite flavorful, the overall taste is burdened with way too much salt (not authentic proportion) so, like the other 3 star reviewer, I added one half can of coconut milk. The result was an improvement (if not anymore authentic) and tasted more like Thai Curry which I enjoy also. It’s a shame that the saltiness dominates what could be a much better product. I even used unsalted butter and still found the saltiness overwhelming.
AlexaElkton, MN

Not very spicy

We love Indian food, but as an American, it’s beyond me how to make a good curry blend. I like to buy spice packets and pastes from the Indian store, but I have to go out of my way to get them. So I bought these. They tasted okay, but it wasn’t very hot, spice-wise. Some people might like that, but I was hoping for something with a little more kick.
RodrickShawmut, ME

Butter Curry Chicken – Delicious!

Great directions. Easy to use. Good taste with this butter curry chicken paste!
I used precut, boneless chicken which made the entire process painless, fast and easy.

Only ingredients, this curry paste, a wee bit of butter and a pound of chicken. Simple.

I’ve tried cooking in a pan, and cooking in a microwave. Both work well. I prefer the pan cooked… I think I overcooked a wee bit in the microwave. 🙁

Great taste over rice, with pasta or with potatoes and veggies. You won’t regret trying this curry paste.

Kitchens of India Paste for Butter Chicken Curry, 3.5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

RenaOlivia, MN

Good but not what I expected

I’m not Indian, but I’ve been to India and eat Indian food often enough, and this “butter chicken curry” tastes like no butter chicken I’ve ever tasted. That aside, the curry is pretty good and flavorful (too much, perhaps), just don’t listen to the directions and double the portions, otherwise it will turn out too strong (i.e one packet for two pounds of chicken). Also, note that if you don’t add cream or yogurt, the paste won’t come out creamy at all.
VivienRussell, NY

Good quality

My wife’s favorite Indian dish is Butter Chicken Curry, so I ordered this. The flavor was good and it didn’t take very long. The sauce was too thick, though. I probably did something wrong, but I would have preferred it to be thinner. And the directions said to cook at high heat for several minutes after simmering. This burned the curry to the bottom of the pan and was hard to clean.
TanaCalais, VT

Oh MY Goodness….

My dad and I just tried this the other night and were AMAZED at how delicious it was! My kids thought it a little on the spicy side, but they loved it anyway and wanted more. Incredibly yummy and easy to make. If I could give it 10 stars, I would!
MichealDayton, VA

Choosy Indians Choose KOI

I didn’t think that this Butter Chicken Curry paste would hold up to a traditional, home cooked Indian meal…but I was gratefully wrong. My mom is a fantastic cook and this paste does a great job emulating that authentic, home made taste. At roughly $2 (or less on sale), this is far cheaper than going out to eat at an Indian restaurant.

My girlfriend and I make this but we first cook down some sweet onion and brown the chicken a bit before adding the curry paste and water. The instructions tell you to add raw chicken but that sounds a little odd to us. We also like to add some extra heat via red chili powder. If you brown the chicken first, cut it into large enough pieces so that they don’t dry out during cooking. We’ve also used this paste to make butter shrimp & it’s a great alternative. All of our friends (Indian + non-Indian) LOVE this stuff. Indian approved!

OneidaNew Harmony, UT

Good flavored and a little spicy!

This curry is pretty spicy. But those who love spicy food will not think it is spicy. I honestly can’t taste the buttery part of it. It really just taste like curry. Although it tastes good, I could see myself getting tired of it if I ate it too often. It has a very strong taste. I usually eat less rice than the meat on my plate… but with this curry, I eat way more rice to compensate for the strong tatse of the curry.
RogelioPark Hill, OK

not bad!

not fantastic, but not bad! 🙂 I added veggies, and a bit of sugar as it is slightly bitter. I also added some coconut milk at the end.
KayWoodbury, TN

Exceed my expectation!

Wow, this is better than I expected. I think I did good for the first time using this curry paste. Having said that, I didn’t follow the instruction completely. Instead of water, I substituted with coconut milk. I added powder red pepper and a pinch of salt to kick it up a notch. Threw down some vegetables in there. It turned out great! The taste and the curry odor are just like butter chicken curry I had at restaurant. I will certainly make this dish again in a couple of weeks.
WinfredMarlboro, NJ

For someone who has little exposure to Indian food, I found this very yummy!

I found this very interesting and unique, being someone who doesn’t get a lot of exposure to food from other cultures. Often the best exposure I get is when I visit a larger city. I ordered this seeing that it had a great review and was an amazon today’s deal and after having made it with chicken and serving over rice, I found it a great interesting food! I’m not one to like spicy food, and this does have a little kick to it (hits kind of far back in the mouth/throat) but I was able to manage just fine with chicken and over rice plus a beverage.

While many of the reviews say how close this is to authentic, my review is to say even for someone who has little to no exposure to Indian food, I found this unique, different, and very satisfying!

HanneloreQuenemo, KS

Joining Everyone Else – This Stuff Is Great!

I just made my first batch of Butter Chicken Curry. It’s terrific!

It’s extremely easy to prepare – just mix the paste with 1 cup water, 3 Tbs butter, 1 lb chicken pieces, and simmer for 20 minutes with a 5 minute high burner finish. That’s it. And it tastes wonderful!

There is a great Indian restaurant in town where I live and this easily is as good as the chicken curry that they make. Now all I need to do is learn how to make naan bread and some of the other sides and I’ll be in heaven.

CheriseJaroso, CO

Great Flavor but very oily

I followed the direction and got a very oily sauce sauce. If this is the way it should be I will consider a different product nest time. However the flavor was excellent and just the right amount of heat. I added frozen peas to this dish and despite its oily appearance came out delicious. If the company is reading this I would recommend either creating a recipe with less fat or a product with less fat. In the meantime I think I’ll stick to tikki masala and kashmiri curry sauces.
HerbertPelican, AK

Great meal

I guess I’m no cooking pro and I loved this dish but I removed a star for two reasons. One, I expected this to be much more buttery then spicy and mine was definitely a pretty strong spice. The second reason being is at the end you have to cook it uncovered on high heat which will result in a mess all over the stove. Next time I would like to try adding some vegetables and using a bit more butter.
One package makes enough for 2 maybe 3 people. Price is excellent here on amazon I bought it on a deal and will likely continue to buy this every year.
Now if I could only make homemade naan bread….
LauretteSylacauga, AL

Good taste, but not restaurant level

This was definitely saltier than I expected, but it does taste pretty good for a box paste. Will be buying more in the future.
LouraCaspian, MI

good if eat occationally

I liked it. But after eating it for one week, I’m tired of it. I’ll probably wait for 2 monthes before trying it again.
LeonidaBeauty, KY

Very good

It’s actually quite spicy. I can’t really handle spicy food, but this was really good and I couldn’t stop eating it even though it burned.
EarleenMiddle Haddam, CT

Very Good Paste

I ordered this on sale just to see what the hype was all about – now I know. It is very good curry paste. I prepared it according to the reviews; using milk instead of water, using less butter (1 T), browning the chicken before adding liquid, and adding lots of delicious vegetables. Obviously, this is not as good as preparing the spices from scratch, but it is a good substitute for a delicious and reasonably priced Indian curry dinner. It is spicy and has a kick to it (yum!). I recommend it.
ClaudeWashtucna, WA

Quick & Easy, tastes good

I substituted the lemon curd with plain yogurt and it still tasted great. The little spice packet that comes with it really adds a lot of flavor to the final product so don’t forget about it!
AngleaPrinceton, CA

Delicious, But Not What I’m Used To

I’ve had butter chicken at Indian restaurants several times, and love it. Before ordering, I noticed this is butter chicken “curry.” So, I wasn’t anticipating it would be the style of butter chicken I’m used to.

This paste is relatively spicy and the cooked dish tastes more like curry than butter chicken. Actually, it didn’t taste like butter chicken at all. (Of course, the restaurants where I’ve eaten may have Americanized the dish.) The chicken was delicious & so easy and fast to make! I served it with Jasmine rice.

NormanPageton, WV

butter chicken curry

good stuff. nothing like butter chicken you would get at an east indian restaurant, but very tasty. and very easy to make, which is definitely a plus
AugustineMaysville, NC

Try it with Tofu

I’ve used this as directed, with chicken, and loved it.
I tried it with extra firm tofu and like it even better. Yummy!
ChasQuitman, LA

How do they say “heaven” in India?

I was at my daughter’s last evening, busy I was on the barbecue grill when she walks out with a small dish she called an appetizer. One bite and my taste buds screamed “I’m in Heaven”. Okay, kidding aside, but I thought she had brought me leftovers from some 5-star Indian Restaurant. This curry paste done with tender chicken is heaven. I am ordering it today.
WhitneySugar Grove, WV