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Murgh Makhani / Butter Chicken Curry

Prep: 40 mins | Cook: 90mins | Serves: 4-6


500g Skinless Chicken Thighs (diced into pieces)

90g Butter

400g Tinned Plum Tomatoes

2tbsp Tomato Puree

8tbsp Greek Yoghurt

3tbsp Vegetable Oil

2 Large White Onions (cut in half and thinly sliced into half moons)

5 Garlic Cloves (grated).

1inch piece of Fresh Ginger (peeled & grated)

2tsp Ground Cumin

2 Cardamom Pods

½tsp Ground Cinnamon

¼tsp Ground Fenugreek

2tsp Ground Coriander

½tsp Ground Turmeric

2tsp Salt

This recipe includes a unique blend called Tandoori Masala Spice Mix

ELEVEN different spices are contained for the mix.

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Rub the tandoori masala into the chicken pieces along with 3tbsp of the Greek yoghurt and leave to marinate for 30mins (at least).

After marinating – place the chicken under a grill (on high heat) and cook through until slightly charred on edges – set aside.

Put the oil in a large heavy bottom pan and set over a medium-high heat.

When hot, add the sliced onions, ginger and garlic and fry until the onions have softened and turned golden brown.

Turn the heat down to low and add the cumin, chilli powder, cardamoms, cinnamon, fenugreek, coriander, turmeric, tomato purée, tinned tomatoes and Greek yoghurt, stir well and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Blend the mixture with a food processor until it turns into a smooth sauce – transfer the sauce back to the pan.

Add the tandoori chicken to the blended sauce.

Return to a low heat and slowly add up to 500ml water to achieve the consistency that you like.

Add your salt and simmer for 45-50 mins until the chicken is tender and your sauce has reduced.

Finish by stirring the butter through to create a thick and creamy sauce.

If you find it’s too thick – add a little water at a time to loosen the mixture.

Season, Taste and Enjoy!

Serve this curry with rice or flat breads such as naan, roti or even tortilla wraps.

This recipe was inspired by @Parlour a home cooked Indian food catering service.

Visit her Instagram page @parlour.homecooking for more details.

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Enjoy your meal.

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Thank you for visiting. Come again soon.

- Tanya

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