Chicken Makhani
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Chicken Makhani

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Serves 2

This is a cheat's version, fabulously flavoursome, extremely easy and quick and very low in fat!

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  • 230g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree
  • 2-3 cm piece grated root ginger
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-2 green chillis, deseeded (or leave them in if you like it hot!)
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 15g ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 200g pack of cooked chicken tikka fillets (i use tesco)
  • 1 tbsp reduced fat butter
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • bunch fresh coriander


    1. Place chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, ginger, garlic, chillis, chicken stock in a saucepan and simmer fairly briskly, uncovered, for about 10 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and reduced.
    2. Stir in the ground almonds, sugar and chicken pieces, heating through gently for about 7 minutes.
    3. Stir in the butter, garam masala and coriander. Serve straightaway, with some plain boiled rice or a naan bread.
    4. Enjoy!

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jburton's picture
11th Dec, 2008
Well this version sounds lovely and really easy to make, which will be perfect for Friday night. My fella has his mate round to play on the Play Station, so this will be perfect for them. Plus i have most of the ingredients in already. I will be back to comment on it. Thanks Steph for putting it on the site, although i had difficulty in finding it, (not your fault, i must have been searching for it wrong) in the end i googled it and it gave me a link back to this site, and your recipe. Odd but i got there. x
1st Jul, 2008
We have cooked this recipe several times now and we love it. Its quick and easy to make and tastes amazing. I crave for it now it tastes that good. Also can't believe how low in fat it is. Thank you Steph for putting it on here!!!
19th Apr, 2008
Like you I found the Chilli Chicken bland .... strange as many others thought it fantastic, maybe they have never had good curry. I'll try your recipe .... I'm looking to find Low fat curry recipes.


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