Murgh Makhani - Moghul Butter Chicken Recipe

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  1. Place the chicken in a bowl with the garlic, ginger, salt, chilli powder and lemon juice. Mix, cover with cling film and chill for 30 minutes. Mix together the yoghurt, garam masala, turmeric and cumin and add to the chicken, making sure that each piece is well coated with the mixture. Cover again and chill for 3-4 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Put the marinated chicken pieces on a grill rack set on a baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes. Brush the chicken pieces with a little oil and turn them over. Bake for another 10-12 minutes until just cooked through.
  3. For the sauce, heat the ghee or butter in a pan and add the garlic and ginger. Fry for a minute or so then add the cardamom, cloves, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, fenugreek and chilli powder. Stir well and fry for 1-2 minutes until they give off a lovely aroma.
  4. Stir in the tomato puree and lemon juice and cook for another couple of minutes. Add the chicken pieces to the sauce and stir well to coat. Finally, add the butter and cream and stir continuously until the butter has melted and the sauce is smooth.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Transfer to a warm bowl and serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1105.89 Kcal (4630 kJ)
Calories from fat 968.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 107.64g 166%
Cholesterol 246.21mg 82%
Sodium 433.41mg 18%
Potassium 653.85mg 14%
Total Carbs 12.09g 4%
Sugars 3.95g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2.24g 9%
Protein 22.23g 44%
Vitamin C 16mg 27%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 56.7mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 277.67 Kcal (1163 kJ)
Calories from fat 243.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.03g 166%
Cholesterol 61.82mg 82%
Sodium 108.82mg 18%
Potassium 164.17mg 14%
Total Carbs 3.04g 4%
Sugars 0.99g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0.56g 9%
Protein 5.58g 44%
Vitamin C 4mg 27%
Iron 0.3mg 7%
Calcium 14.2mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 30.6
  • 31

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Total Fat

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