Murgh makhani (Butter chicken)
TM6 TM5 TM31

Murgh makhani (Butter chicken)

4.8 (344 ratings)

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 800 g chicken thigh fillets, each thigh cut into 8 pieces
  • 30 g lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 150 g natural yoghurt
  • 120 g tandoori paste (see Tips)
  • oil, for greasing

Butter sauce

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 cm cinnamon quill
  • 1 black cardamom pod
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 45 g ghee (see Tips)
  • 1 - 2 brown onions (approx. 180 g), cut into halves
  • 20 g ginger paste (see Tips)
  • 10 g garlic paste (see Tips)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 fresh long green chillies, trimmed and cut into halves (optional)
  • 20 sprigs fresh coriander, leaves, stalks and roots, cut into thirds, plus extra leaves for garnishing (see Tips)
  • 400 g canned whole tomatoes
  • 70 g water
  • 70 g cashews, plus extra for garnishing
  • 40 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garam masala (see Tips)
  • 100 g pouring (whipping) cream

Nutrition
per 1 portion
Calories
2545.7 kJ / 606 kcal
Protein
30.9 g
Carbohydrates
14 g
Fat
47 g
Saturated Fat
17.2 g
Fibre
6.4 g
Sodium
580.8 mg

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