Monday, 24 June 2013

Butter Chicken(Murgh Makhni) Recipe

Butter Chicken(Murgh Makhni) Recipe:

Butter Chicken(Murgh Makhni) Ingredints:
Murgh Makhni/Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken(Murgh Makhni) marination ingredients:

  • 500 grams chicken.
  • 1/2 cup thick hung curd.
  • 1 table spoon cumin seeds.
  • 1 table spoon coriander seeds.
  • 3 to 4 dried chilies.
  • salt.
  • vegetable oil.

Butter Chicken(Murgh Makhni) Ingredients for the gravy:

  • 4 table spoon butter.
  • 1 table spoon red chili powder.
  • 3 to 4 green chilies.
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree.
  • 2 tea spoon cumin powder.
  • 2 tea spoon coriander powder.
  • 2 tea spoon turmeric powder.
  • 2 onions finely chopped.
  • 2 table spoon onion paste.
  • 2 table spoon garlic paste.
  • 1 table spoon ginger paste.
  • 2 table spoon cream.
  • 1 table spoon sugar.
  • 1 tea spoon lime juice.
  • salt.
  • garam masala powder.
  • 1 bay leaf.
  • 3 to 4 crushed cardamoms.
  • 1 cinnamon stick(1").

Butter Chicken(Murgh Makhni) Cooking process:

Butter Chicken(Murgh Makhni) Marination:

  1. Roast the cumin seeds,coriander seeds,dried chilies and grind them,we will use it for marination.Marinate the chicken with oil,salt and the spice mixture and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. After 3 hours mix the marinated chicken with hung curd and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Butter Chicken(Murgh Makhni) Method:

  1. Heat 2 table spoon of butter in a pan and add the cinnamon,crushed cardamoms,bay leaf,fry for 1 minute.Add the finely chopped onions,saute till they become soft.Add the ginger,garlic,onion paste and saute till the butter separates from them.Also add the cumin powder,coriander,red chili powder,turmeric powder,mix well.Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  2.  Now add only the marinated chicken pieces in the pan.Do not pour the curd and spices. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame.Place a lid and let it cook in low heat for 20 to 25 minutes.Stir occasionally.
  3. Add the tomato puree and sugar,mix well.Add the curd and the spices that we used for marination and also 1 cup water and again place lid and let it cook in low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Add the cream,2 table spoon butter.Add the lime juice,salt,cook till you get a thick gravy.Sprinkle garam masala,cook for 30 seconds and remove from heat.Your Butter chicken or murg makhni is ready now.
  5. Serve hot with roti or rice.
Murgh Makhni/Butter Chicken

Murgh Makhni/Butter Chicken