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Butter Chicken a.k.a Murgh Makhani.. No Grill, No Bake Version

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When you are thinking about food and the word Punjab is mentioned, what is the dish that comes to your mind? For me it’s Butter Chicken. Those juicy, succulent, char-grilled chicken pieces cooked in a rich gravy. Yum…I am already drooling…. Luckily, I have my plate of butter chicken by my side… 🙂

The recipe I am sharing with you is my take on the Butter Chicken. The no grill- no bake version.

Butter Chicken

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Butter Chicken a.k.a Murgh Makhani.. No Grill, No Bake Version
When you are thinking about food and the word Punjab is mentioned, what is the dish that comes to your mind? For me it's Butter Chicken. Those juicy, succulent, char-grilled chicken pieces cooked in a rich gravy. Yum...I am already drooling.... Luckily, I have my plate of butter chicken by my side..
Servings
Ingredients
For marination
For gravy
Servings
Ingredients
For marination
For gravy
Instructions
  1. Marinate the chicken with the ingredients of marination for a few hours, preferably overnight..
  2. Cook the chicken in a pan till it is cooked through and no liquid remains.
  3. Take a piece of charcoal and light it.
  4. When hot, put the charcoal piece in a small heatproof bowl and keep the bowl between the chicken pieces.
  5. Drop a teaspoon of ghee/butter on the red hot coal and immediately cover the pan with a tight fitting lid.
  6. Meanwhile, heat another pan and add butter/ghee.
  7. Add the ginger-garlic pastes and saute till the raw smell goes.
  8. Add the chilli powder and stir for a minute.
  9. Add the pureed tomatoes and cook till the oil separates.
  10. Mix the cream and the chicken pieces and let it boil for a couple of minutes.
  11. Mix the powdered kasoori methi and give it a stir.
  12. Serve with roti, naan or phulka.
Recipe Notes

Note

Dry roastKasoori methifor a few seconds and crush with your hands.

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  1. anonymous says:

    i hav tried this.came out really well!!

  2. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Thank you 🙂

  3. anonymous says:

    Is the ginger and garlic used for marinating the chicken ground or chopped??

  4. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hi,

    Sorry for causing confusion. It is ginger and garlic pastes that is to be used in the marination. Thanks for pointing it out. Have corrected it.

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