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Butter Chicken (Chicken Makhani)

Butter Chicken (Chicken Makhani)

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Ingredients

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1/4 pt Yogurt, plain
1 ts Ginger; crushed
1 ts Salt
1/4 ts Red food colouring
3 lb Chicken, skinless
Vegetable oil
2 oz Butter
1 1-inch stick Cinnamon
6 Cloves
6 Green cardamoms
1 Bay leaf
1/4 pt Sour cream
1/4 ts Saffron; crushed
1/4 pt Cream
Salt; to taste
2 ts Almonds; ground
1/4 ts Cornstarch
1 tb Water

Original recipe makes 4

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Preparation

Mix yogurt, ginger, salt and red coloring and rub into chicken. Let it marinate overnight. Place in an ovenproof dish and brush with oil. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-50 minutes. Save the liquid, if any. In a saucepan, melt butter and fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and bayleaf for 1 minute. Add sour cream and chicken liquid. Add crushed saffron, and cream. Cover and simmer gently for 5-6 minutes. Add chicken pieces and adjust seasoning. Add ground almonds. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to the chicken. Let it thicken. Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve with nan. Serving Ideas : Nan makes a pleasant accompaniment to this dish. NOTES : Orange food coloring can be used in place of the red. Indian Cooking by Lalita Ahmed, 1984 From: "Imran C." Date: 08 Jan 97 Eat-L List (Recipes And Food Folklore) =C4 Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by "Rfm" on Oct 09, 98

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