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Amritsari Murgh Makhani

Rekha Unni
135 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Amritsari Murgh Makhani RECIPE

Chicken cooked in Flavours of butter and spices renders this as lip smacking dish. Amritsari Murgh Makhani is one of the popular chicken curry, tastes best with roti/ naan/ pulao/steamed rice

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Punjabi
  • Stir fry
  • Simmering
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 400-500 gm boneless chicken pieces
  2. For Marination
  3. 2 tsp ginger paste
  4. 2 tsp Garlic paste
  5. 3 tsp sour curd
  6. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  7. 2 tsp Vinegar
  8. 1 tsp Coriander powder
  9. 1 tsp cumin powder
  10. 1/2 Onion chopped
  11. 1.5 tsp red chili powder
  12. Salt to taste
  13. For the gravy:
  14. 6 tomatoes, pureed
  15. 3 tbsp butter
  16. 1 tsp red chili powder
  17. 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  18. 1 green chili - finely chopped
  19. 1 tsp Coriander powder
  20. 1 tsp cumin powder
  21. 1 tsp sugar
  22. 3 tbsp cream
  23. Orange food color (optional)
  24. Salt to taste
  26. 1 tbsp Butter
  27. 1.5 tbsp cream
  28. 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves


  1. Mix all the ingredients for marination to make a paste. Smear the chicken pieces with the paste and let it marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a heavy bottom wok and add the marinated chicken to it.
  3. Cover and cook till the chicken is tender. Keep it aside
  4. In a separate pan, heat 2tbsp butter, add red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger, salt and chopped green chili.
  5. Saute for 2-3 minutes.Add tomato puree and orange color and cook on medium flame till the puree thickens and fat starts leaving sides
  6. Add the puree to the cooked chicken along with sugar and cream.
  7. Cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Garnish with fresh cream and coriander leaves. Top with Butter and serve hot

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Shikha Roy
Shikha Roy   Apr-16-2018

Nice presentation.

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