Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Murg Makhni --Butter Chicken

Ingredients for chicken
500 gm chicken breasts cubed2 tbs ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup curd
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbs oil
Ingredients for sauce
2 tbs oil
5 cardamom pods
5 cloves
bay leaves
6 green chillis
1 inch ginger root
6 tomatos
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 cup cashewnuts
1 tbs honey
1 tbs tomato paste
1 tsp kasoori methi
50 gm butter
4 tbs cream

method to make chicken

Marinate chicken with salt ,ginger garlic paste,curd,chillipowder,oil ( amount in the ingredients to make chicken) for atleast 4 hours
Layer the chicken in the baking dish broil , bake for 25 min ( until chicken is alomost done)

Method to make sauce

.chop ginger root in to tiny pices
.In a sauce pan add oil ,when oil is hot add cardamom,cloves, bay leaves ,cinnamon and chopped
ginger cook for 1 min then add green chillis and whole tomatos fry for 2 min on medium heat
then add 1 cup water close lid and simmer for 25 min until tomatos are cooked to puree
.Now add the cooked tomato mixture to a blender and make a smooth paste and Strain
.Add 1 cup water to this strained tomato puree transfer to sauce pan and bring to boil
.Now in a blender add cashews and water make a smooth paste
.Now add ground cashew paste and tomato paste to the boiling tomato puree
.Then add chilli powder ,salt and honey to the sauce MIX and cook for 5 min
.Then add 2 tbs of butter to sauce and add karoosi methi SIMMER the sauce on medium heat for 20 min

Mixing sauce and chicken

In a pan add 1 tbs butter and cooked chicken cubes fry for 5 min
Now add prepared sauce and cream to chicken stir for 3 min
DONE . enjoy butter chicken with roti or naan


Rina said...

Like your butter chicken recipe. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Amna said...

Hi sagari! was just browsing through your list of recipes, sure this looks good, thanx for sharing and yes will have to try the recipe.

Lloyd said...

Oh I love butter chicken with the cashewnut paste gravy. You should check my butter chicken recipe collection on Best Butter Chicken Recipes