Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chicken Makhani


1 Tbps canola oil
1 small onion (minced)
2 Tbsp butter
2 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
2 inches ginger (minced)
1 tsp chicken curry masala
1 tsp rajwadi garam masala
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 bay leaf
pinch of salt
2 tsp lemon juice
4 chicken thighs (bone-in)
1/4 plain yogurt
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup ground almonds
2 potato (cubed) - optional

Heat oil in pan. Caramelize onions in oil (approximately 10-15 minutes). Add butter, garlic, ginger. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add curry masala, rajwadi garam masala, garam masala, cumin, chili powder, bay leaf, salt and lemon juice. Stir for 1 minute. Add chicken - sear with spices. Add plain yogurt, tomato sauce, and half and half. Cook for 5 minutes. Add ground almonds and potatoes. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve over hot rice!