No list of chicken dishes is ever going to be complete (especially in Delhi) without a mention of Butter Chicken. Yes, we Delhiites are obsessed with it. I feel bad for those who stay outside and have to make peace with Chicken Butter Masala instead. This curry was, in fact, invented in 1947, at Moti Mahal in Daryaganj, Delhi. Butter Chicken a.k.a Murgh Makhni is prepared with chicken marinated overnight in yoghurt and spices like garam masala, dhaniya powder, salt, chili, turmeric, fenugreek, ginger-garlic, lemon juice, butter and chili. After marination, chicken is barbecued first and then added to the gravy. The curry is made out of tomatoes, cream and kasuri methi. The key is to achieve the right balance of spices, salt and sweetness of the tomatoes. Then oodles of butter are added to the curry to achieve the right consistency of richness. Best enjoyed with Garlic-Butter Naan a.k.a Lehsuni Naan, Rajinder Da Dhaba at Safdarjung Enclave, is where you would find the best version of this sinfully delicious dish.
Address: AB-14, SafdarjungEnclave Market, Safdarjung, New Delhi
Contact: 011 26100355, 011 41653145
So, these were ' my favourite chicken dishes in Delhi '.
Let me know in the comments, how many of these you've had or if you have more to add to this list, do share with me. Now, it's time to head out and gorge on what we Delhiites like to call Kukkad-Shukkad.
This blog was originally published on EatStory.