Makhani Murgh (Butter Chicken)

Makhani Murgh (butter Chicken) Recipe

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Linda Walter


when i lived in syracues, new york...we met and made new friends with an Indian couple. she invited us over for dinner, and made the very best indian food for us, I sat in the kitchen and watched her.
and asked her for recipes , which she was ever so glad to share with me


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25 Min
45 Min


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    3 pounds of boneless chicken pieces
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    oil for frying
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    1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
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    2 tsp minced garlic
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    1 tsp minced ginger
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    1 tsp indian red chili powder
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    1 tbsp garam masala
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    2 cups half & half cream
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    2 cups tomato sauce
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    4-6 tbsp melted butter
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    chopped parsley for garnish

How to Make Makhani Murgh (Butter Chicken)


  1. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in large frying pan and brown chicken pieces.

    Remove and set aside
  2. Add more oil, fry onions, garlic and ginger until transparent

    Add chili and garam masala, cook 2 minutes

    Add tomato sauce, cook 4 minutes
  3. Add cream, return chicken pieces to pan.

    Bring to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer uncovered 30-40 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and pour melted butter over it.

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Course/Dish: Chicken

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