Amritsari Murgh Makhani

Do not get confused or tensed with the name guys..! Murgh is the chicken and as the name suggests it is an authentic dish from punjab. The chicken is cooked in a peculiar punjabi spicy gravy with all the unique aroma. I have tasted this dish a year before on one of my trip from a typical punjabi dhaba. The name itself confused me so we ordered it. I should admit my dears it is become one of my best chicken dish from then onwards. I have searched for the recipe all along and i found the authentic recipe and now i would like to share it with all my foodies. Early the chicken pieces are marinated in an exclusive mix of spices along with yogurt, lemon juice and finely chopped onions and then it slightly fried in ghee/butter. Later the gravy is prepared and mixed together. The creamy gravy is become more excited when the fresh cream is added into it. This Amritsari Murgh Makhani is the typical murgh makhani recipe you can serve with any breads. Hope you will try it at least once at home. Have a spicy day foodies.!

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]
For Marination:

  • Chicken pieces – 300 gm
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 2 Tbspn
  • Yoghurt – 2 Tbspn
  • Lemon Juice – 1/2 Tbspn
  • Coriander Powder – 1/2 Tbspn
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 Tspn
  • Onion – Half onion(small) finely chopped
  • Red chilli powder – 3/4 Tbspn
  • Salt – To taste

For Gravy:

  • Onion finely chopped – 1 big
  • Tomatoes finely chopped – 2
  • Butter – 1 1/2 Tbspn
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 Tbspn
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1Tbspn
  • Green chilli finely chopped – One
  • Fresh Cream – 3 1/2 Tbspn
  • Coriander Powder – 1/2 Tbspn
  • Cumin Powder – 1/2 tspn
  • Sugar – 1/2 tspn
  • Salt – To taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves or Kasuri methi – 1tbspn


[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Mix all the ingredients for marination, add chicken pieces and marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Grind the tomatoes to a puree.
  3. Add butter to a hot pan and put the marinated chicken into it, mix well and cook the chicken till it becomes tender. Keep it aside. In the same pan add little more butter and add chopped onion and saute well.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste,green chilly saute for a while. Add red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt, and coriander powder, Fry these ingredients for a while. Add tomato puree and mix well, cook till oil comes out.
  5. Add fresh cream, mix them well and let it get cooked on medium flame till the tomato puree thickens.
  6. Sprinkle sugar,mix well, Add fried chicken pieces to this gravy and mix well.
  7. Add kasuri methi and combine well. Allow it to boil for some minutes until the chicken is cooked well.
  8. Switch off the flame and garnish with fresh coriander leaves or little kasuri methi and fresh cream.


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