Chicken Makhani Curry

Apr 28, 2005 by Nathan Rawlinson | 3 Comments| Share it:   



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  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: 1 - 2 hrs.
  • Serves: 5

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  • 4 large skinned chicken breasts
  • 2 large red chillies
  • 4 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
  • 150ml (5 ounces) double cream
  • 150ml (5 ounces)
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 2 tbsp. Coriander leaves
  • 50g (3 tbsp) Butter
  • salt
  • 1.5kg (3.3lbs) fresh ripe tomatoes

Step 1

Core and de-seed the chillies, chop them up fine.


Step 2

Add the chillies, fine chopped garlic, cumin and garam masala to a small bowl.


Step 3

Mash it up and then add the juice of the lemon, coriander leaves and the yogurt to create the marinade. Really this should be blended but as I don't have a blender I did it by hand. If you have a blender though, use it.


Step 4

Chop up the chicken into 3cm pieces and put into a non metallic bowl


Step 5

Mix in the marinade with the chicken, cover and put in the fridge for 3 hours.


Step 6

While that is happening.... Quarter the tomatoes and put into a pan with nothing else. Warm for 20mins on a low to medium heat


Step 7

They will start to go like this.


Step 8

Strain the tomatoes into a clean pan using a fine sieve. Throw away the skins and pulp left over.


Step 9

You end up with a tomato sauce like so, heat this for 50 mins until reduced to a nice thick sauce. You may need to skim off any yellow stuff off the top as it is heating.


Step 10

Add in 50g (3 tbsp) of butter and salt then stir and heat for another 20 minutes.


Step 11

Add in the 150ml (5 ounces) of double cream, heat through thoroughly and set aside.


Step 12

By this time the chicken should be ready, so heat a pan with 3 tbl spoons of vegetable oil and add it all.


Step 13

Cook for 15 minutes on a medium heat.


Step 14

Add in the tomato sauce and stir and heat for 5 minutes.


Step 15

The finished curry.


Step 16

Serve with basmati rice.

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user does not have an avatar GIJOE

Aug 21, 2006

I have made this fine dish and it was great! The only question I have is there a way to make it spicer?

user does not have an avatar maqslove

Oct 01, 2007

A lovely dish my guests loved it and they want me to prepare same again…

user does not have an avatar rgbell77

Mar 27, 2008

When you cook the chicken,do you add all the marinade to the pan as well?

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