Mel’s Butter Chicken Masala is an original recipe which makes a silky butter sauce that is ready in minutes, bringing the flavours of North India into your home.

Mel’s Butter Chicken Masala is an original recipe which makes a silky butter sauce (Makhani) that is ready in minutes, bringing the flavours of North India into your home. A tomato based masala with a secret blend of spices all slow cooked together to bring out the flavours.  Also known as Murgh Makhanwala and originating from North India, it is savoured with hot, buttered naan bread. Butter Chicken is also delicious with steamed Basmati rice.

No preservatives, gluten & MSG. Real herbs & spices in every pack. Just add chicken and cream – serves 4-6. This is ‘gourmet Indian at home’. Visit for more info and recipe ideas. There is no butter in Butter Chicken. Cream gives it the buttery taste.

A Masala is a ‘blend of ingredients’ or a ‘marriage of spices’ – for a delicious vegetarian option, make up the curry sauce and then slip in some cubes of Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer), along with minted peas.

Made from local and imported ingredients, and manufactured right here in New Zealand, Mel’s take pride in delivering a high quality product at an affordable price, thereby ensuring great value for money and a delighted customer. Their masalas are unlike any other: in every packet of Mel’s Gourmet Indian Curry Sauces you will find whole herbs and spices such as bay leaves, chilies and other authentic Indian herbs and the taste…– Quintessentially Indian!

Mel’s Gourmet Indian At Home
Their tag line speaks for itself. Mel’s Gourmet Foods is the home of delicious, authentic, Indian curry sauces, marinades & chutneys that are so easy to use and ready in minutes, bringing ‘restaurant quality’ and the ‘real taste of India’ to your home. Sharing a passion for food and having been born and raised in India, Mel Hurst and Avi Kewalramani formed the Company Mel’s Gourmet Foods Ltd – in 2006, with Mel as the face of the brand, creating a very personal Brand Portfolio.                            

What started out as simple Indian cooking for friends, soon grew into a business idea. The overwhelming response created a need to package a range of traditional, gourmet, Indian curry sauces that would be easy to prepare at home. By the year 2005, just by word of mouth, Mel and Avi were distributing their range of products all over New Zealand and people were even taking them for their friends and family overseas!

They realised that entering a market where there were quite a few established brands wasn’t easy as everyone wanted to know what made them so different. While all those other brands out there were claiming to be Authentic Indian, Mel’s is ‘quintessentially Indian’ making them a far superior, quality product and only taste will tell! Mel backs the range with her own personal guarantee!

 Also, building a business during a recession, with a baby and full time jobs has all been a challenge and a huge learning curve. Mel’s is proudly New Zealand owned and operated.

Today the Mel’s brand is synonymous with taste, value for money and a personal touch.

A great product and a big dream are the basis of the Mel’s success story.

Now available in Auckland from Nosh Food Markets.

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