Butter Chicken (Chicken Makhani)

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

1/4 pint Yogurt, plain
1 Teaspoon Ginger, crushed
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Red food colouring
3 pound Chicken, skinless -- cut in pieces
1/2 Cup Oil
2 Ounces Butter
1 stick Cinnamon stick -- 1 inch long
6 whole Cloves
6 whole Green cardamoms
1 piece bay leaf
1/4 pint Sour cream
1/4 Teaspoon Saffron -- crushed
1/4 pint Cream
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
2 Teaspoon Almonds, ground
1/4 Teaspoon Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Water
 

Preparation / Directions:

1. Mix yogurt, ginger, salt and red coloring and rub into chicken. Let it marinate overnight. 2. Place in an ovenproof dish and brush with oil. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40-50 minutes. Save the liquid, if any. 3. In a saucepan, melt butter and fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms and bayleaf for 1 minute. Add sour cream and chicken liquid. 4. Add crushed saffron, and cream. Cover and simmer gently for 5-6 minutes. 5. Add chicken pieces and adjust seasoning. Add ground almonds. 6. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to the chicken. 7. Let it thicken. Cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes.


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