Chicken Mahkani

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Introduction[edit]

Yes another cooking thread! They seem to still be reasonably popular, hopefully the trend won't die out too soon as I love cooking and sharing what I cook.

Today I made a curry, a Chicken Mahkani which is one of my favourite currys.

Ingredients[edit]

  • 4 large skinned chicken breasts
  • 2 large red chillies
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 150ml double cream
  • 150ml natural yogurt
  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tblsp Coriander leaves
  • 50g Butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5kg fresh ripe tomatos

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Method[edit]

  • Core and deseed the chillies, chop them up fine.

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  • Add the chillies, fine chopped garlic, cumin and garam masala to a small bowl.

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  • Mash it up and then add the juice of the lemon, coriander leaves and the yogurt to create the marinade. Really this should be blended but as I don't have a blender I did it by hand. If you have a blender though, use it.

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  • Chop up the chicken into 3cm pieces and put into a non metallic bowl

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  • Mix in the marinade with the chicken, cover and put in the fridge for 3hours.

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  • While that is happening....

Quarter the tomatos and put into a pan with nothing else. Warm for 20mins on a low to medium heat

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  • They will start to go like this.

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  • Strain the tomatos into a clean pan using a fine seive. Throw away the skins and pulp left over.

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  • You end up with a tomato sauce like so, heat this for 50 mins until reduced to a nice thick sauce. You may need to skim off any yellow stuff off the top as it is heating.

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  • Add in 50g of butter and salt then stir and heat for another 20mins

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  • Add in the 150ml of double cream, heat through thoroughly and set aside

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  • By this time the chicken should be ready, so heat a pan with 3 tbl spoons of vegetable oil and add it all.

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  • Cook for 15 minutes on a medium heat.

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  • Add in the tomato sauce and stir and heat for 5 minutes

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  • The finished curry

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  • Serve with basmati rice

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Yummy!