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hefried

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chicken mahkani (SP???) Thu, 03/17/05 7:26 PM (permalink)

chicken makhani? chicken mahkahni? does anyone know a good recipe for this? it might be called something different depending on where you get it. it's tender cooked chicken in a curry-ish buttery creamy sauce. indian cooking.
i know you can get it at
Swagat in Portland Or
andit's fantastic, but i was wondering if i could make it (& how exotic it'd be to do so) at home...
 
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    BT

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    RE: chicken mahkani (SP???) Thu, 03/17/05 8:39 PM (permalink)
    Here's one recipe:

    Title: Indian Butter Chicken: Chicken Markhani
    Yield: 1 Servings

    Ingredients

    1 sm chicken
    1/2 c curd
    1/2 bulb garlic (ground)
    2 cm piece ginger (ground)
    1/2 ts red chilies (ground)
    1 for sauce:
    1/2 kg tomatoes
    1 salt to taste
    8 ts tomato ketchup
    1/4 ts red chili powder
    1/2 c crushed cashewnuts
    4 tb butter
    1 ts sugar

    Instructions

    Marinate the chicken pieces in curd, garlic, ginger, chilies and salt
    for 4-5 hours. Then pressure cook the chicken until tender (5-7
    minutes). Blanch tomatoes and strain them to make a puree. Put the
    puree, salt, chili powder and sugar in a pan. Cook it on a slow fire
    till the puree thickens. Add 2 tablespoons butter, chicken pieces,
    tomato ketchup and cashewnuts. Cook for a few minutes before
    serving, add 1 tablespoon butter and heat it. Place it in the
    serving dish and put 1 more tablespoon butter.


    "The Family Cookbook" by Jasleen Duggal From:
    diana@ix.netcom.com(Diana L. Ford )

     
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      hefried

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      RE: chicken mahkani (SP???) Sat, 03/19/05 10:14 AM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by BT

      Here's one recipe:

      Title: Indian Butter Chicken: Chicken Markhani
      Yield: 1 Servings

      Ingredients

      1 sm chicken
      1/2 c curd
      1/2 bulb garlic (ground)
      2 cm piece ginger (ground)
      1/2 ts red chilies (ground)
      1 for sauce:
      1/2 kg tomatoes
      1 salt to taste
      8 ts tomato ketchup
      1/4 ts red chili powder
      1/2 c crushed cashewnuts
      4 tb butter
      1 ts sugar

      Instructions

      Marinate the chicken pieces in curd, garlic, ginger, chilies and salt
      for 4-5 hours. Then pressure cook the chicken until tender (5-7
      minutes). Blanch tomatoes and strain them to make a puree. Put the
      puree, salt, chili powder and sugar in a pan. Cook it on a slow fire
      till the puree thickens. Add 2 tablespoons butter, chicken pieces,
      tomato ketchup and cashewnuts. Cook for a few minutes before
      serving, add 1 tablespoon butter and heat it. Place it in the
      serving dish and put 1 more tablespoon butter.


      "The Family Cookbook" by Jasleen Duggal From:
      diana@ix.netcom.com(Diana L. Ford )



      htat's it thank u but,
      what's curd? cottage cheese? nooo.. cream maybe?
       
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        BT

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        RE: chicken mahkani (SP???) Sat, 03/19/05 12:07 PM (permalink)
        I believe the closest substitute is yogurt and that is what most Indian recipes intended for western cooks use. Some people try making their own with buttermilk, but I'd use yogurt.
         
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          hefried

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          RE: chicken mahkani (SP???) Sat, 03/19/05 2:49 PM (permalink)
          ah yes, thanks looks good.
           
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            mar52

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            RE: chicken mahkani (SP???) Sun, 04/17/05 11:50 PM (permalink)
            Feeding an army?

            Makhani Murgh (Butter Chicken)

            3 pounds of boneless chicken pieces

            oil for frying

            1 ½ cups finely chopped onion

            2 tsp minced garlic

            1 tsp minced ginger

            1 tsp Indian red chili powder

            1 tbsp garam masala

            2 cups half & half cream

            2 cups tomato sauce, canned

            4 - 6 tbsp melted butter

            chopped parsley for garnish



            Heat 1 tbsp oil in large frying pan and brown chicken pieces. Remove and set aside.

            Add more oil, fry onions, garlic and ginger until transparent.

            Add chili and garam masala, cook 2 minutes.

            Add tomato sauce, cook 4 minutes.

            Add cream, return chicken pieces to pan.

            Bring to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer uncovered 30 - 40 minutes.

            Remove from heat and pour melted butter over it.


             
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              khan

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              RE: chicken mahkani (SP???) Sat, 04/23/05 3:58 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              but,
              what's curd? cottage cheese? nooo.. cream maybe?



              Yoghurt is reffered to as Curd by Indians. Usually recipes require sour yoghurt when they mention yoghurt.
               
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