Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken) Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
<br>- 1  shallot, finely chopped
<br>- ¼  white onion, chopped
<br>- 2 tablespoons butter
<br>- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
<br>- 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
<br>- 1 teaspoon garam masala
<br>- 1 teaspoon chili powder
<br>- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
<br>- 1  bay leaf
<br>- ¼ cup plain yogurt
<br>- 1 cup half-and-half
<br>- 1 cup tomato puree
<br>- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
<br>- 1 pinch salt
<br>- 1 pinch black pepper
<br>- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
<br>- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
<br>- 1 teaspoon garam masala
<br>- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
<br>- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
<br>- ¼ cup water
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Saute shallot and onion until soft and translucent. Stir in butter, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon garam masala, chili powder, cumin and bay leaf. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.  Stir in half-and-half and yogurt. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
<br>step 2: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat, and season with 1 teaspoon garam masala and cayenne. Stir in a few spoonfuls of sauce, and simmer until liquid has reduced, and chicken is no longer pink. Stir cooked chicken into sauce.
<br>step 3: Mix together cornstarch and water, then stir into the sauce. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until thickened.
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Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- ¼ white onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 bay leaf
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 cup tomato puree
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ¼ cup water

Directions
step 1: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Saute shallot and onion until soft and translucent. Stir in butter, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon garam masala, chili powder, cumin and bay leaf. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomato sauce, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in half-and-half and yogurt. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with salt pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
step 2: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat, and season with 1 teaspoon garam masala and cayenne. Stir in a few spoonfuls of sauce, and simmer until liquid has reduced, and chicken is no longer pink. Stir cooked chicken into sauce.
step 3: Mix together cornstarch and water, then stir into the sauce. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until thickened.

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