butter chicken

Where to get the best butter chicken in Toronto just in time for Diwali

To celebrate the start of Diwali on Nov. 4, chef and author Joshna Maharaj samples several bowls of butter chicken.

The Winner

The Copper Chimney

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“The chicken is perfectly tender with a good, solid marination. The entire dish is harmonious.” the-copper-chimney.com, $13

Banjara

banjara

“The dried fenugreek leaves give this a distinct, speckled look. The magic is in the gravy. This is the most homestyle-tasting one.” bloor.torontobanjara.com, $16.50

The Host

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“You can taste the melted down onion, garlic and ginger. This is a very good butter chicken that’s thick enough to dip naan into.” welcometohost.com, $16.95

Indian Street Food Co.

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“That creamy, reddy-pink colour we know and love in tandoori food is here. The sauce is great, with lots of flavour.” indianstreetfoodco.com, $21

Utsav

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“There’s a lot of sweetness in this butter chicken, with big chunks of meat. I like the generosity of this dish.” utsav.ca, $14.95

 

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