Chicken moglai balti

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Large chicken, skinned, meat removed and cut into chunks
13 ounces Clarified butter, ghee, or unsalted butter
2 Onions, grated
2 teaspoons Salt
Inch piece ginger, peeled and grated
8 Garlic cloves, crushed
6 Green cardamoms, broken slightly open
2 1 1/2-inch cinnamon sticks
4 Eggs, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons Sugar
6 tablespoons Ground almonds
27 fluid ounce Cream
Flaked almonds to garnish

Heat the ghee or butter in a large wok over moderate heat and fry the onions with the salt until translucent. Add the ginger, garlic, cardamoms, and cinnamon sticks. Stir-fry until the onions are golden brown.

Add the chunks of chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar, ground almonds and cream.

Lower the heat to "very low" and pour the egg and cream mixture into the wok. Simmer gently for 5-7 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and tender. Be careful not to overcook the sauce, or the eggs and cream will curdle.

Serve garnished with flaked almonds.

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