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Murgh Makhanwala


Murgh Makhanwala

Murgh Makhanwala



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Grilled chicken cubes cooked with coconut milk or cream, a host of spices and a generous helping of butter.


  • 1 kg chicken cubes, boneless (leg and breast)

    Salt to taste

    200 gm desi ghee

    300 gm white butter

    1 tsp cumin seeds

    1 Tbsp red chilli powder

    1 Tbsp red chilli, crushed

    1 tsp dry ginger powder

    1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)

    1 Tbsp kasoori methi

    1 Tbsp green chilli paste

    2 Tbsp ginger, chopped

    1 Tbsp garlic, chopped

    300 gm brown onion

    5 medium-sized tomatoes

    200 gm cashewnuts

    1/2 cup coconut cream or coconut milk

    200 gm coconut, desiccated


Grill the chicken cubes rubbed with salt.

Put desi ghee and white butter, and saute all the spices well along with green chilli paste, ginger, garlic, brown onion, tomatoes and cashewnuts.

Then put the grilled chicken and steam for 20 mins.

Add coconut cream or milk and cook for 10 minutes.

Then add desiccated coconut, mix and it is done.

Key Ingredients: chicken, salt, clarified butter, cumin seeds, red chilli, dry ginger powder, fennel, dried fenugreek leaves, green chillies, ginger, garlic, tomato, cashew nuts, coconut milk, desiccated coconut, onion