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.
- 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
- Core and deseed the chillies, chop them up fine.
- Add the chillies, fine chopped garlic, cumin and garam masala to a small bowl.
- 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.
- Chop up the chicken into 3cm pieces and put into a non metallic bowl
- Mix in the marinade with the chicken, cover and put in the fridge for 3hours.
- While that is happening....
Quarter the tomatos and put into a pan with nothing else. Warm for 20mins on a low to medium heat
- They will start to go like this.
- Strain the tomatos into a clean pan using a fine seive. Throw away the skins and pulp left over.
- 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.
- Add in 50g of butter and salt then stir and heat for another 20mins
- Add in the 150ml of double cream, heat through thoroughly and set aside
- By this time the chicken should be ready, so heat a pan with 3 tbl spoons of vegetable oil and add it all.
- Cook for 15 minutes on a medium heat.
- Add in the tomato sauce and stir and heat for 5 minutes
- The finished curry
- Serve with basmati rice