Murgh Makhanwala Recipe

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Murgh Makhanwala
  • Chef: Muhammad Ikram, Team Pakistan
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

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

Ingredients of Murgh Makhanwala

  • 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

How to Make Murgh Makhanwala

1.Grill the chicken cubes rubbed with salt.
2.Put desi ghee and white butter, and saute all the spices well along with green chilli paste, ginger, garlic, brown onion, tomatoes and cashewnuts.
3.Then put the grilled chicken and steam for 20 mins.
4.Add coconut cream or milk and cook for 10 minutes.
5.Then add desiccated coconut, mix and it is done.
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