Introduction: Chicken Makhani Curry
Preparing the final delicious dish would take around only few hours!, lets start ...
Step 1: Ingredients First
4 large skinned chicken breasts
2 large red chillies as required, I know some ppl dont like that spicy
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
150ml double cream
150ml natural yogurt
1 fresh lemon
1 tsp Garam Masala (more than chilly powder)
2 tsp Ground Cumin
2 tblsp Coriander leaves
1/2 tsp salt
1.5kg fresh ripe tomatos if available
Step 2: Lets Cook
Core and de-seed the chillies, chop them up fine as shown on image
Step 3: Next
Add the chillies, fine chopped garlic, cumin and garam masala to a small bowl.
Step 4: Mash It Up
Mash it up and then add the juice of the lemon, coriander leaves and the yogurt to create the marinade. Really this should be blended but as I don't have a blender I did it by hand. If you have a blender though, use it.
Step 5: Choping
Chop up the chicken into 3cm pieces and put into a non metallic bowl
Step 6: Mixing
Mix in the marinade with the chicken, cover and put in the fridge for at least 3 hours
Step 7: Side by Side
While freeze is doing his work .... quarter the tomatos and put into a pan with nothing else. Warm for 20mins on a low to medium heat
Step 8: Straining
Strain the tomatos into a clean pan using a fine sieve. Throw away the skins and pulp left over.
Step 9: Tomato Sauce!
You end up with a tomato sauce like so, heat this for 50 mins until reduced to a nice thick sauce. You may need to skim off any yellow stuff off the top as it is heating.
Step 10: Add Butter
Add in 50g of butter and salt then stir and heat for another 20 minutes.
Step 11: Heating
Add in the 150ml of double cream, heat through thoroughly and set aside.
Step 12: Mixing
By this time the chicken should be ready, so heat a pan with 3 tbl spoons of vegetable oil and add it all.
Step 13: Cook It
Cook for 15 minutes on a medium heat.
Step 14: Add Sauce
Add in the tomato sauce and stir and heat for 5 minutes.
Step 15: Its Ready?
The finished curry ready to be served!
Step 16: Show Off :)
Serve with basmati or the rice of your choice...
I also have a video ready, will post it after editing and reducing the size!