Amritsari Chicken Makhani

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Amritsari Chicken Makhani


Amritsari chicken Makhani is an authentic Punjabi dishchicken is simply made in the unique amritsari gravy and flavored with fresh cream and pure ghee.

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Total Time: 1 hr 45 min
Recipe type: Non-vegetarian
Nutritional information: Serves 2-4
Author: Aparna Anurag


For the marination:

1/2 kg chicken pieces (boneless) 

2 tsp ginger paste
2 tsp garlic paste 
3 tsp curd 
1 tbsp lemon juice 
2 tsp vinegar 
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 
Salt to taste 

For the gravy:

6 tomatoes
1 1/2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp red chilli powder 
1 tsp ginger - finely chopped
1 green chilli - finely chopped
1/4 tsp orange color or haldi powder
2 1/2 Tbsp fresh cream
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp sugar 
Salt to taste

For garnishing:

2 green chilies - chopped
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp fresh cream
Fresh coriander leaves


Blend 6 tomatoes to a puree. Mix all the ingredients for marination to make a paste. Smear the chicken pieces with the paste and let it marinate for 2 hours. 


Heat 1 1/2  tbsp of butter in a heavy bottom wok and add the marinated chicken to it. Cook till the chicken is tender. 
In a saucepan, heat 1 1/2 tbsp butter and add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger, salt and 1 chopped green chilli. 

Fry for some time. Add tomato puree, orange color, fresh cream and cook on medium flame till the puree thickens. 

Add the puree to the tender chicken along with 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp cream. Let it simmer for 25 minutes. 
Garnish with fresh cream, finely chopped green chillies and coriander leaves. 

Serve with 1 Tbsp butter.

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