Sep 21, 2011

Butter chicken

Murgh Makhani


Boneless Chicken - 500 gm

For Marination
Yoghurt– 3/4 cup
Kashmiri chilly powder – 2 tsp
Garam masala –  1 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Gravy
Onion -1 no
Tomato paste – 2 tbsp
Ginger-Garlic finely chopped -1 tsp each
Green chilly finely chopped - 1tsp
Kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) –  1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chilly powder – 1/2- 1 tsp
Cumin powder -1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/4  tsp
Butter – 1 tbsp
Yoghurt - 1 tbsp
Cream – 3 tbsp

Method of Preparation
  • Marinate the chicken in the marinade for at least 1 hour, for best results leave overnight. .
  • Cover and cook the chcicken on low-medium heat till the chicken is done. Turn the chicken during cooking.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and add the finely chopped onions and chopped ginger-garlic,green chilly and saute till light brown.
  • Add in all the powders, switch off the fire and keep aside to cool.
  • Once cool, blend them in a mixer with the tomato paste to a paste.
  • Add this paste to hot melted butter. If you want the gravy thinner add little water and cook on a medium flame, bring to the boil.
  • Add cooked chicken pieces. Simmer for few minutes and then add fresh cream,add yoghurt(optional), stir in and turn the fire off.
  • Garnish with some cream and coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with Naans or rotis


Pushpa said...

Makhani chicken looks super yummy..

Amina Khaleel said...

Wow.. the chicken looks delicious... great pics..

Jay said...

bookmarked right away..:PP
Tasty Appetite

Suhaina said...

this is one of my fav chicken curry..very deliciously prepared..slurp.

julie said...

I always wished to try this recipe, but never got the chance..this is absolutely delicious, ure tempting me to prepare it at the earliest!!
Bookmarked! First time here n you have captured me, Roshna..will visit frequently
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Treat and Trick said...

Looks perfect and so yum!

Tina said...

creamy and yummy chicken...

Reva said...

Lovely dish to have with roti.. truly scrumptious..:)

Neetz said...

lovely dish! the color looks nice :)