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            Shahi Murgh - Royal Chicken Cooked in Yogurt - India
 
 Recipe By     : Madhur Jaffrey’s  Quick & Easy Indian Cooking
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Madhur Jaffrey’s  Quick          Madhur Jaffrey
                 India
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pt            plain yogurt
    2      tsps          salt
                         freshly ground black pepper
    2      tsps          ground cumin
    2      tsps          ground coriander
      1/2  tsp           cayenne pepper -- or to taste
      1/2  c             chopped fresh cilantro
    7      lbs           chicken -- cut into servings
      1/2  c             vegetable oil
   16                    cardamom pods
   12                    whole cloves
    4      inch          stick cinnamon
    6                    bay leaves
      1/3  c             blanched, slivered almonds
      1/3  c             golden raisins
 
 Put yogurt into a bowl. Beat lightly until smooth and creamy. Add 1/2
 teaspoon of salt, some black pepper, cumin, coriander, cayenne and
 cilantro. Mix and set aside. Using remaining salt, and the black pepper,
 season chicken pieces. Put oil in nonstick pan over medium-high heat.
 When oil is hot put in cardamom, cloves cinnamon and bay leaves. Stir
 and put in chicken pieces in one layer. Brown on both sides and remove
 to large bowl. Continue to brown all chicken pieces. Put almonds and
 raisins into same hot oil. Stir quickly. The almonds will quickly turn
 golden and raisins should plump up. Mow put chicken and accumulated
 juices back into pan. Add seasoned yogurt, Stir to mix and bring to
 simmer. Cover, turn heat to law ans simmer for 20 minutes, stiring once
 or twice. Remove cover turn heat up and reduce sauce. Turn chicken
 pieces as you do this. Remove hard spices before serving.
 
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 Per serving (excluding unknown items): 738 Calories; 39g Fat (47%
 calories from fat); 74g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 224mg Cholesterol;
 798mg Sodium