Amritsari Murg Makhani

Amritsari Murg Makhani

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This authentic Punjabi dish is nothing but a rich chicken curry made with butter and flavoured by fresh cream. The buttery tomato gravy has the sweet and spicy flavours balancing each other in a subtle way. This dish is brilliant when the occasion calls for a light platter, owing to the use of less spices in it. Ideal for a sit-down family lunch on a relaxed weekend, this classic staple of Indian cuisine will definitely steal the show.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 15-20 Minutes 30-45 Minutes

Ingredients

1 kg boneless chicken pieces

For Marination

  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp hung curd
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 onion paste

For the Gravy

  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp hung curd
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 onion paste

Method

Step 1

Wash chicken pieces.

Step 2

In a bowl, take hung curd, coriander powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, lemon juice, salt, red chilli powder and onion paste.

Step 3

Mix it well and coat the chicken pieces with this mixture. Keep it aside for 45 minutes.

Step 4

Blend tomatoes until it becomes a smooth puree.

Step 5

In a pan, heat butter on medium heat. Add green chillies, chopped ginger, cumin powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder and stir it. Now, add tomato puree and stir. Cook until oil oozes out of the tomato puree.

Step 6

Now, add marinated chicken in the gravy and cook until the chicken gets tender and soft. Add considerable amount of water, if you wish to have a thin curry.

Step 7.

Garnish it with coriander and cream and serve hot with butter naan / steamed rice.

Nutritional Information

Calories 577 Kcal
Proteins 75.5 gm
Fat 25.6 gm
Carbohydrates 7.6 gm
Cholesterol 240 mg
Sodium 318 mg
Potassium 908 mg