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Indian Butter Chicken

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Butter chicken which is also knows as Murgh Makhani is boneless pieces of chicken cooked in butter with tomato sauce which is a favorite specialty all over India. Check this out easy, tasty recipe and everyone' s all time favorite dish
  Tomatoes 4
  Chicken breast 1 Pound
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Fennel seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 2 Tablespoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Green cardamom 3
  Black peppercorn 3
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Cloves 3
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Kasoori methi 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic ginger paste 1 Tablespoon
  Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Poppy seeds 1 Tablespoon

For Chicken:
Take chicken breast, cut in thin strips, wash well and pat dry using paper towel or napkin.
Take red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, kasoori methi, add some lemon juice, yogurt, in a deep bowl and mix well.
Add chicken pieces, mix well with marinade, cover and keep for 1 hour.
After one hour transfer marinated chicken in greased baking tray, drizzle some oil over it and bake for 15 to 20 minutes on 400 degree fahrenheit.
For Masala:
Heat up oil a tbsp oil, add cumin seeds, whole garam spices, coriander seeds and cook till nice aroma starts to come from spices and they change its color.
Add fenel seeds, mix and cook for a minute.
Add chopped tomatoes, sprinkle some salt, mix, cover and cook for 5 to 7 mts on medium heat.
Soak poppy seeds in hot water for 1 hour.
First add soaked poppy seeds in grinder and grind well.
Now add tomato masala and grind well to make a very smooth puree.
For Gravy:
Heat up 3 tbsp butter, add ground masala paste, red chilli powder and cook till oil starts to separate from spices.
Add leftover juice from baked chicken and some extra water to make gravy kind consistency.
Add baked chicken pieces, kasoori methi, cover and cook for 5 mts on medium heat.
Garnish with fresh cream!

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Main Dish
Chicken Breast

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 228 Calories from Fat 107

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.8%

Saturated Fat 4.7 g23.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 60.6 mg20.2%

Sodium 179 mg7.5%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.8%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.3%

Sugars 5.5 g

Protein 20 g39.9%

Vitamin A 23.4% Vitamin C 23.7%

Calcium 11.6% Iron 15.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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