Sunday, January 30, 2011

Butter Chicken / Murgh Makhani

Butter chicken or Murgh Makhani is the best and well known Indian gravy prepared by using boneless chicken pieces , this gravy can be made as hot or mild as it suits as per our palates...Butter chicken tastes great with rotis, naans or else with parottas...This butter chicken can be seen in most of the Indian restaurant menus, chicken cooked in a creamy sauce prepared using cashews,almonds, tomatoes and butter...I prepared this delicious butter chicken today for our lunch and we enjoyed having this delicious and rich butter chicken with simple rotis..Both together turned out our lunch turly marvellous..

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Butter Chicken

For marination:
4nos Chicken breast
2tbsp Yogurt
1/2tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Dhania powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
Salt
2pinch Orange red food colour

Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients and keep aside for overnite...Either u can deep fry or bake this marinated chicken pieces, but i went for shallow frying, drain the excess of oil with a paper towel..Keep aside..

For gravy:
2nos Onions (finely chopped)
6nos Tomatoes (peeled & juicy)
1no Ginger garlic paste
2nos Green chillies
2tbsp Kasuri methi
2nos Bay leaves, cloves, cardamom,cinnamon stick
1/2tsp Shahjeera
1tsp Red chilly powder
2tsp Coriander powder
Salt
Butter
Coriander leaves (chopped)
Oil
1/4tsp Red food colour
10nos Cashews
5nos Almonds
1cup Low fat milk

Grind the cashews, blanched almonds with enough milk as fine paste..keep aside...Heat enough butter and oil, fry the whole spices, shahjeera until they turns brown, add the chopped onions,green chillies, kasuri methi,ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes away, now add the peeled & juicy tomatoes and cook until they turns mushy..add the red chilly powder, coriander powder,cook the gravy until the oil gets separates..

Immediately add the grounded milk-nuts paste,remaining milk,red food colour, the shallow fried chicken pieces and mix well and cook everything in low flame for few minutes, finally add the chopped coriander leaves and enjoy with rotis..

48 comments:

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

ooo la la la... My hubbie's favvvv...Perfect Priya..Marvellous

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...so colourful and mouthwatering....

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Murgh makhani looks delicious priya.

Rosita Vargas said... Reply To This Comment

Una receta muy bella por sus ingredientes y el colorido una maravilla,la combinación de todo le dá un toque al paladar muy gustoso,abrazos y cariños.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very bright and good..

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

Priya this looks delicious

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

the gravy makes me hungry dear.... looks delicious....

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

WOW ..looks so delish .....n perfect

Angela said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very tasty. I don't think I have used both almonds and cashews in the same dish before - what a wonderful idea.

Pravs said... Reply To This Comment

so colorful and yum looking butter chicken.

Muraligeetham said... Reply To This Comment

looks very delicious!!!!

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Butter chicken looks YUM....and my fav too.

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

The butter chicken looks super delicious .... the gravy has a very rich color n a silky texture. Perfect !!

Cheers,
Satrupa

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Cham said... Reply To This Comment

U make me hungry with butter chicken :)

Ambreen said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds lovely ... Looks so tempting!I am definitely going to try this soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very rich and creamy. Perfect with naan and roti's.

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering and yummy butter chicken

Roshan said... Reply To This Comment

the butter chicken looks creamy and gorgeous...

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Very nutritious, looks soft and fluffy. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook.

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dailydelicious said... Reply To This Comment

When ever I come here, I wish I can cook like you ^^.

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

yumm, looks delicious

Mano Saminathan said... Reply To This Comment

So colourful and tempting! Nice photograph too!

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Superb dish...love to have them with garlic naan:)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

I bet your lunch was marvelous! Butter chicken looks creamy and yummy!

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

wowww tempting butter chicken!!

Simply Life said... Reply To This Comment

oh I love the color of this - looks great!

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Feast to the eyes looks delicious.

Kitchen Boffin said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy.. my fav

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

beautiful clicks

indianspicee said... Reply To This Comment

That is a classic make ! Drooling over.

indianspicee said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a classic make !! Drooling over.

Priyanka said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous looking......!!!!

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

My fav... Yours looks creamy & soo tempting.

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Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Just made yesterday buter chicken from Ashas place. This looke also really yummy.

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

Fiery looking gravy..Nice color

Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Bright color... looks so tempting...


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Mary said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds and looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

lovely color

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

yum yum butter chicken....home made must be too good than the restuarant one!..

Sunshine said... Reply To This Comment

Husband's fav dish :) have to follow your recipe to make this right !
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savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

creamy butter chicken...goes well with paratha

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Wow perfect like the restaurant ones..looks super yumm

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Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

My fav..Awesome awesome...

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said... Reply To This Comment

The colour and texture seems perfect. This dish is in my To-Do list since long. I somehow forget to marinate chichen the previous night and end up cooking something else. Your pics are giving me the necessary push to make it soon.

Regards,
Seema
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Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

its got a beautiful orange colour just like the way v get in restaurents...looks so good priya...really mouthwatering...

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering n creamy gravy looks yummy..

anu said... Reply To This Comment

Butter Chicken looking colorful and delicious.