Entrees

Chicken Makhani

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Chicken Makhani

3 from 3 votes
Course: MainDifficulty: Medium
Servings

5

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

250

kcal
Marinate

30

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts (skinned, cleaned, cubed)

  • 1 tsp. Red Chili (Lal Mirch)-powder

  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice

  • 1 tsp. Butter

  • 1 tsp. Salt (adjust to taste)

  • For Marinade
  • 2 tbsp. Yogurt

  • 1 tbsp. Ginger (Adrak)-finely chopped or paste

  • 1 tbsp. Garlic (Lehsan)-crushed

  • 1 tsp. Red Chili (Lal Mirch)-powder

  • 1 tsp. Mustard oil (or add ½ tsp crushed Rai if normal cooking oil is used)

  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice

  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala-powder

  • 1 tsp. Salt (adjust to taste)

  • For Makhani Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala

  • 2 tsp. Sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. Red Chili (Lal Mirch)-powder

  • 2 cups Tomato -puree

  • 1 tsp. Ginger (Adrak)-crushed

  • 1 tsp Garlic (Lehsan)-crushed

  • 1/2 cup Crème

  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek (Methi)-leaves

  • 2 cup Butter

  • 2 Green Chilies

  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Directions

  • Add mixture of chili powder, lemon juice, and salt to chicken and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Remove whey of yogurt (hang in muslin cloth for 15 min or otherwise drain excess whey)
  • Mix chili powder, salt, garlic (Lehsan), ginger (Adrak), lemon, garam masala, and rai (if required).
  • Combine spices with yogurt.
  • Using the mixture, marinate chicken. Make sure to coat thoroughly, if not enough make more marinade. Chill chicken for 3-4 hours.
  • Skew chicken. Cook at 425-450 F (depending on the broiler) for 8-15 min. Turn skewers every 5 minutes. Watch carefully, till chicken is done thoroughly and a bit toasted.
  • Heat butter in medium sized pan. Add garam masala. Wait till crackles. Add ginger (Adrak), garlic (Lehsan), and 2 green chilies. Cook for 2 min. add tomato puree, chili powder, garam masala, salt and a cup of water. Boil and reduce heat, simmer for 10 min.and add sugar & Fenugreek (Methi)) leaves
  • Add chicken. Simmer for 5 min.and add crème.

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