Monday, January 01, 2007

Chicken Makkani Butter Chicken

Tandoori Chicken 1

Butter 50 gms

Cream 1 cup

Tomato puree 3

Garam Masala Powder 2 tsp.
Red chilli powder 1 tsp.Coriander powder 1/2 tsp.

Ginger paste 1 tsp.

Garlic paste 1 tsp.

Green chilli paste 1 tsp.

Salt to taste
Chopped green coriander leaves for garnishing


1. Take 1 whole tandoori chicken and cut it into pieces.

2. Heat half of the butter in a frying pan. Add ginger garlic and green chilli paste and saute for 1 minute. Add chicken pieces and fry until brown from all the sides. Remove and keep aside.

3. Add the remaining butter and reheat. Add tomato puree, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt. Stir well.

4. Add little water just enough to make a thick gravy and bring it to boil on high. Reduce the heat and add chicken pieces.

5. Stir gently to coat all the chicken pieces with tomato gravy. Add 1/2 cup cream and simmer for 10 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves and rest of the cream and serve hot.

Chilli chicken - Recipe North Indian Style

Chicken whole (cleaned and cut into pieces) 1 Kg
Green chilli 10
Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
White pepper powder 1/4 tsp
Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp
Yogurt (curd) 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp.
Soya sauce 2 tbsp.
Cornflour 2 tbsp
Ginger 1/2 inch
Garlic 4 cloves
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil as required
Green chilli and green coriander leaves for decoration
Preparation Method:
1. Cut onion, tomato into small pieces. Add ginger, garlic and make paste.
2. Cut thin slices of green chilli.
3. Mix red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, yogurt, 1 tbsp. soya sauce, 1 tbsp cornflour and 2 tbsp oil. Marinate the chicken with this mixture for half an hour.
4. Then apply onion-tomato paste to the chicken and again marinate for half an hour.
5. Heat oil in a pan. Add green chillis, white pepper powder and black pepper powder and fry for 30 secs.
6. Add chicken marinade and fry until half cooked. Stir ocassionally.
7. Mix rest of the cornflour and soya sauce in water and add to the chicken. Add little water (about 2-3 cups) to make thick gravy and bring it to boil.
8. Cover and cook for 8-10 mins on low flame. keep a constant watch.

Garnish with green chilli on the sides and sprinkle chopped green coriander all over the chicken. Serve hot.