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Chicken Makhni

Recipe by Afreen of hyderabad, IN

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 small chicken ( nearly 1 kg)
    • 2 tbsp Vinegar
    • 1 cup Curd
    • 1/2 Raw Papaya small
    • 2 Large Onions
    • 4 Tomatoes
    • 1 tsp Chilli powder
    • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
    • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
    • 25 gms Cashewnuts
    • 25 gms Raisins
    • 25 gms Pistachio nuts
    • 1 Silver varkh (sheet)
    • Butter for frying
    • Tomato sauce
    • Salt to taste


    1. Clean chicken and make deep cuts along the surface. Soak in a mixture of vinegar and salt & leave it to marinate for about 15 minutes.
    2. Make a mixture of 1/2 cup curd, ground papaya, a little chilli powder & 2 tbsps  tomato sauce. Rub the whole mixture in to the chicken and allow it to soak for about 2 hours.
    3. Prepare the tandoor and roast the chicken till it is half done. If a tandoor is not available, an oven may be used.
    4. Grind the onions and fry them in butter till they are browned. To this add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala & finely chopped tomatoes.
    5. When the tomatoes are almost cooked, add the well beaten cream, the rest of the curd and a tablespoon of tomato sauce.
    6. To this add a half cup of water and salt to taste.Put in the chicken and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
    7. Serve garnished with silver varkh (silver sheet) and nuts.



    Good! I tried this recipe and it came out OK. I did not use raw papaya, nuts and silver varkh(sheet) in this dish. After cooking the chicken in the oven, I removed all the bones from the chicken and made it boneless. I'm just curious that why there is no use of Ginger, Garlic or Kasoori Methi in this dish. This dish was too creamy and buttery for me. I don't think that I will be making this dish ever again. Thank you.

    jean chaurasia

    This dish turned out well, I did not use butter entirely, but used half butter-half oil, just as tasty. Thanks.


    Mouth watering dish . Dam'n yummy . It really came out well . Try it out guys . Mayask

    Mrs.Veena Harish Kuamr

    which vinegar is it the white one or the other one