How to make Indian chicken butter?

Recette Chicken Butter

The Indian restaurant at home, we validate! Here are the instructions for reproducing at home the Murgh Makhani also known as chicken butter , an ultra comfort food recipe of super tender chicken with spices and yogurt … just so good!
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For 6 - 8 people

Preparation : 10 minutes and 1 hour of marinade

Cooking : 30 minutes


  • Prepare the marinade : mix 1 pot of yogurt with the massalas (tandoori and garam), cinnamon , cloves , cumin , chilli and salt. Coat the chicken pieces and marinate for at least 1 hour.

  • Preheat the oven to maximum, put the chicken pieces in a dish and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let stand.

  • In a casserole dish, melt the ghee , brown the onions , then add the garlic / ginger paste and fry for a few minutes. Add a spoonful of water from time to time to prevent it sticking and cook until the fat separates.

  • Add the cashews , tomato puree, cook for 10 minutes over low heat. Add the second pot of yogurt , the whipped cream and the chicken pieces.

  • Mix well, simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes. Arrange in a deep dish and sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves.

Extract from the book The traveling chicken , Mireille Sanchez, Éditions BPI, € 35.


Also discover the recipe for cheese naans and Indian dahl .

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