Chicken Makhni Handi Recipe

Hey guys!

So my weekend was kind of productive. I ended up in the kitchen out of sheer boredom. And this was the result! ^_^

(Kindly Note: This was my very first attempt at a Desi dish. And honestly, initially i thought the result would not be edible. I actually surprised myself too haha!)


Chicken Makhni Handi

Needless to say, everybody loved it haha. ūüėČ Well.. the best part was I cooked it under 20 minutes. That’s right!

Here goes the RECIPE for you ūüôā


1 kg boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into medium bite-size pieces

3-4 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon cooking oil

2 white onion, chopped

 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste

 1 teaspoon garam masala

 1 teaspoon chili powder

 1/2 pack of unsweetened yogurt

1/2 cup Full Fat DayFresh Milk

 1 cup tomato puree

 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

 1 pinch salt

 1 pinch black pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin powder

1/4 cup water

2 large green chillis



In a frying pan, put some oil and add ginger garlic paste. Add chicken after a few seconds and cover it up for a while. After 2-3 minutes, check if the chicken seems semi cooked, turn off the stove.

In another pot (handi, in this case), put some butter, add onion and fry till golden brown. Now add tomato puree and let it change the color from an onion pink to a  dark shaded pink. (It will take 4-5 minutes. Add some water in this stage if you like more gravy).

Take a bowl, add some unsweetened yogurt and beat it. Then add Dayfresh’s full fat milk for a creamy look and taste. Put this mixture into the handi along with the chicken and all the remaining ingredients (spices) mentioned above and place the lid for 7-10 minutes.

In another bowl, Put 1 tablespoon of butter (preferably salted) and 4 tablespoon of milk (I used DayFresh’s full fat long-life milk because I love its thick creamy taste), mix together and add it in the handi before putting off the flame to give it a perfect makhni taste. In the end, take 2 green chillis and place a cut in them, take the seeds out and add them in the cooked handi. You can also garnish with chopped green coriander before serving.

We got some tandoor naans to go with the dish. Let me know if you end up trying the recipe.

Happy Eating! ūüôā

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