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%Makhmali Chicken Recipe

Makhmali Chicken


An Indian flavored Chicken curry with a paste of nuts and Flambéd chocolate flavored vodka


Units Scale
  • Chicken with bone: 750 g

Spices for marinade:

  • Cumin powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Coriander Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Salt: 1 Tsp.
  • Red Pepper Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Turmeric powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Brown sugar: 12 Tsp.
  • Mustard Oil: 2 Tbsp.


  • Cumin Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Coriander Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Salt: 1 Tsp. (or according to taste)
  • Red Pepper Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Brown sugar: 1/2 Tsp.
  • Mace / Javitri Powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Turmeric powder: 1 Tsp.
  • Bay leaf: 1
  • Dry red chili: 2
  • Coconut Powder: 2 Tbsp.
  • Posto / Poppy seed paste: 2 Tbsp.
  • Onion: 5 (big size)
  • Ginger paste: 2 Tsp.
  • Garlic Paste: 3 Tsp.
  • Green Chili: 4-5 (according to taste)
  • Tomato: 2 big sized (puréed)
  • Sour Curd: 150 g
  • Full cream: 100 g
  • Mustard Oil: 5 Tbsp.
  • Ghee: 1 Tbsp.
  • Almond: 50 g (smooth paste)
  • Chocolate Vodka: 1/2 cup


  1. Clean chicken pieces properly and marinate chicken overnight with the ingredients mentioned under the “Marinade” head.
  2. Heat mustard oil in a pan deep fry sliced onions till those turn deep brown to prepare “Beresta “.
  3. Boil three onions and make a smooth paste of the same with green chili.
  4. Heat mustard oil as well as ghee in a deep non-stick pan and temper it with bay leaf and dry red chili.
  5. After that add boiled onion-chili paste and fry for 5 minutes in medium flame then add both ginger and garlic paste and fry for 5 minutes.
  6. Now dd both almond paste and posto paste and fry for 5 minutes.
  7. Add tomato paste and sour curd and fry for another 3-5 minutes.
  8. At this point add all the spice powders and again fry for 2 minutes.
  9. Add chicken pieces and fry for 15 minutes in low flame.
  10. Now add 3 cups boiled water and cover the chicken with lead and cook the chicken till the chicken soften and till the gravy turns “MAKHMALI”.
  11. Add full cream and mix properly.
  12. Now the final step! Flambé chocolate flavored vodka in a big round spoon and add directly to the chicken ( you can use Rum also ).
  13. Garnish “MAKHMALI CHICKEN” with beresta.
  14. Enjoy “MAKHMALI CHICKEN” with Paratha/ Roti/ Peas Pulao/ Ghee Bhat.
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Chicken
  • Cuisine: Indian
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