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Authentic Mughlai Cuisine- Chicken Butter Masala

Updated on June 12, 2012


Mughal cuisine is one of the finest and richest food cultures that we have amongst the numerous outstanding food cultures.

A legend behind the famous Chicken Butter Masala is that when Emperor Aurangzeb went ill, the Vaids, or local doctors of the king advised a preparation of chicken, yoghurt and mild spices for smooth digestion of the king. Thus “Dahi Murg” was born (dahi meaning yoghurt and murg meaning chicken).

Over the centuries the dish has undergone enrichments and enhancements to finally come into its proper present day form.

As the name suggests the key ingredients are chicken, butter and spices. Here is how to make a rich, thick, creamy and juicy bowl of Chicken Butter Masala.

INGREDIENTS

Particulars
Quantity
Raw, skinned chicken
800-1000 grams
Boiled eggs
6
Fresh Cream
250 grams
Fresh yoghurt
250 grams
turmeric
1.5 tablespoons
red chili powder
2 tablespoons
garam masla
2 tablespoons
coriander powder
a pinch
ginger garlic paste
50 grams
sugar
to taste
salt
to taste
cheese cube
50 grams
cashew nuts
10
resins
10
onions
2
green chillies
2

· Take 3 boiled eggs and remove the boiled yolk


· Boil the chicken pieces at high flame for ten minutes


· Chop the green chilies and onions and make a fine paste


· Take a large saucepan and preheat it for 5 minutes on a high flame


· Add 50 grams of butter to it


· Let the butter melt and heat up then add the onion-chili paste and sauté till you get

a golden brown mixture


· Add red chili powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder to the mixture

and mix


· Lower the flame to a medium level


· After you start getting the smell of the spices add the ginger garlic paste and mix thoroughly


· When the paste in the saucepan starts to give off a strong smell of spices add the yoghurt and mix


· Now add the fresh cream and mix thoroughly


· Add the turmeric and mix until you get a thick golden color of the mixture


· Add the boiled yolk after crushing it and mix


· Add the boiled chicken


· Add the remaining eggs


· Add salt to taste


· Add sugar until you get a perfect sweet and sour blend from the gravy


· Now add the cashew nuts and resins and stir well


· Leave the saucepan on a low flame( no lid) until the gravy turns thick.(20-30 min)


Now empty the contents into a bowl and garnish with grated cheese.

Mughal Chicken Butter masala is ready to be served.

The above recipe sufficiently serves 4. It is high on the calorie and cholesterol content.

Best taste when served hot.

Bon Appétit

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks Terrye.... I hope you like it when you make it :)

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Wow, Rahul, that sounds heavenly! Thank you for sharing this tasty recipe!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hello the finance... I am glad you found my recipe worth.... I am sure you will not be disappointed when you try it :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you Ishwaryaa! I am glad you like it! Mughlai cuisine is exotic throughout its realms...

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      I like Mughlai chicken butter masala but my mom love it! Your recipe instructions are well-explained in an easy step by step manner. The photos look yummy! It is also interesting to note the brief history/legend behind the existence of this exotic dish. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Vinaya... The next time I am in Nepal... I am sure.. I will make it for your entire family... and we will have brunch together :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Chicken butter masala...wow, my mouth is watering.

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      Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Wow! I will look forward to it then.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Anamika! I am glad you like my work here! If I am in mumbai some time.. i will cook it up for you!!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks Kelley! Do try it... It is a favorite of we Indians

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      Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Wow! I love to see men who can cook. I know to make Chicken Butter Masala but I like it better when someone else does the cooking instead of me. Incidentally, I have some male friends who are better cooks than me. Voted up!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      This looks delicious and I love how much information you provided here! Voted up and Shared! Kelley

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Tell me when You make it Vic! I am glad you found this worthy

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Oh Turmeric goes just fine with this one Tammy... In fact it is on of the key ingredients here

      Thank you for connecting

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yummy! Looks delicious! I have so many recipes I need to try. This one would surely impress my family and friends! :-)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      This looks wonderfully exotic. I love new food adventures. I don't think I have ever tried tumeric before. Awesome presentation and photos. Thanks for sharing my recipie. :) Great job!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hope it tastes good when you try it Frank :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hello William! I am glad that you liked the hub

      I am sure you will like what you make and be sure too share it :))

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Do try it and tell me Molly... Indian Cuisine is exotic and tasty...

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      YUmmy indeed it is Christy.. thanks

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks Learner... I hope you enjoy it...

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Anytime Deborah ... anytime

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Damn Rahul this looks good

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      mwilliams66 5 years ago from Left Coast, USA

      Rahul this looks so yummy. I will absolutely be making this! I love the fact that you have included a bit of history with the recipe. Voting up, sharing and pinning.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Aiiieee Rahul, tempatation in my way! I've just begun to explore Indian cuisine, and have been rewarded with some yummy meals. This looks like another -- it sounds delish!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Mmm yummy!

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      hmm yum , your recipe solved my mystery of what should be cooked next :) thank you for sharing,Voted up !!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      ok son.. you have to make this for me.. it looks wonderful..sharing everywhere..

      debbie

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Same here! Thanks for the kind comment Senorita!

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Mughlai is one of my favorite cuisines. I usually make this by adding a bit of butter at the very end. Well written recipe.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      thank you gmmurgirl.. indian cuisnine is a very exotic blend of spices and edibles... do try it.. and leave me a feedback

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      Wow! I've recently been introduced to Indian cuisine and boy it is very interesting. I'll attempt to cook this one. Thanks!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      thanks siddhartha

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      SiddharthaChouhan 5 years ago from Dehradun

      Awesome preparation brother. Tasted wonderful. The richness of mughal cuisine is a delight on the taste buds. good going.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      thanks a lot for stopping by Joshua. Do try the dish it's a masterpiece of the medieval Asian era. Rich and exotic.

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      The Finance Hub 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      MMMMM That looks delish. I love the way you laid it out very easy to understand and the pics make it that much more fun. Thanks for this article!