Butter chicken, one of the most popular Indian dishes, is not to hard to find in Mississauga and can be found on most Indian restaurant menus. The chicken, marinated for house, is super tender and packed with spices like garlic, garam masala, ginger, cumin, turmeric and chili.
Here are the top 5 butter chicken dishes in Mississauga.
5 – Mango Rain
Located in Clarkson Village in a strip mall, Mango Rain serves an eclectic mix of Thai and Indian cuisine. The restaurant is on the smaller side compared to others on this list, and the staff is super helpful and welcoming. Their butter chicken comes with a side salad and white rice, which is a great addition in their butter chicken. The sauce is filled with flavour, but unfortunately the chicken is grilled, so you won’t really get that slow cooked tender chicken that is synonymous with butter chicken.
4 – Bombay to Go
It’s hard to miss the giant sign on the store front of Bombay to Go which touts their butter chicken as the best in Mississauga, and we have to say that we agree. The staff is unbelievable friendly, and the restaurant has a real bistro feel to it. When it comes to the chicken it is cooked to perfection. The sauce really adds to the dish, creating more depth of flavour to their butter chicken. Bombay to Go can certainly stand by their best butter chicken in Mississauga claim.
3 – Nirvana
To say that Nirvana is a spacious restaurant would be an understatement. The sprawling restaurant is not only gorgeous but it also the setting for some of the best butter chicken in Mississauga. The butter chicken is really tender and there is tons of sauce, which by the way is the perfect consistency. There is a little bit of spice to their butter chicken, but not too much so it doesn’t overpower the dish.
2 – Avani
Definitely deserving of the top spot on this list, Avani’s butter chicken is packed with flavour and stays true to the original Indian dish. The chicken is so tender that you don’t even need a knife to break it apart, plus the sauce has the perfect spicy and savoury balance of a true butter chicken dish. The restaurant is also a sight to be seen, and with an elegance and romantic vibe to it, making Avani a great spot for a first date.
1 – The Maharaja
Just walking into Maharaja is like taking a trip back in time. Their restaurant is themed after famous Indian palaces, with corresponding decor and wall colours. The restaurant in itself is an upscale place, with chandeliers, tablecloths and intricate wall designs. Their menu is divided by region, and stays true to the authentic dishes. You’ll find butter chicken under its original name – Chooza Makhani. This is the real deal, with the most tender chicken that has been marinated in one of the most flavourful sauces. The atmosphere, authenticity and quality of the dish gives Maharaja’s the top spot.