Chicken Makhni

Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • Chicken boneless cubes: ½ kg
  • Yogurt: ½ cup
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Tandoori masala: 1 tsp
  • Vinegar or lime juice: 1 tbsp
  • Butter: 1tsp

For the gravy:

  • Butter: 3 tbsp
  • Garlic pod: 3, chopped
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Tomato puree: 1 cup
  • Green chilli: 2, chopped
  • Chilli powder: 2 tsp
  • Garam masala: ¼ tsp
  • Cashew paste: ¼ cup
  • Fresh cream: ½ cup
  • Coriander: 1 tsp, chopped
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • STEP 1 Marinate the chicken with yoghurt, ginger garlic paste, tandoori masala, and vinegar, and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • STEP 2 In a pan, heat some butter and fry the marinated chicken until cooked.
  • STEP 3 In a separate wok, heat butter and add cumin seeds, chopped garlic and green chillies.
  • STEP 4 Then add red chilli powder, tomato puree, and cashew paste.
  • STEP 5 Further, add garam masala and salt, and let it cook for 10 minutes.
  • STEP 6 Then add the cooked chicken into the gravy.
  • STEP 7 Add fresh cream and mix.
  • STEP 8 Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.

Tastes best with naan/bread.