chicken mahkani (SP???)

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2005/03/17 19:26:36 (permalink)

chicken mahkani (SP???)


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???) 2005/03/17 20:39:51 (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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    RE: chicken mahkani (SP???) 2005/03/19 10:14:12 (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???) 2005/03/19 12:07:37 (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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    RE: chicken mahkani (SP???) 2005/03/19 14:49:45 (permalink)
    ah yes, thanks looks good.
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    RE: chicken mahkani (SP???) 2005/04/17 23:50:00 (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???) 2005/04/23 15:58:16 (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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