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Chicken Makhani

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

  • Servings per recipe: 4
  • Serving size: 245 g

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 214
  • Protein: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fibre: 2g
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 51mg
  • Phosphorus: 130mg
  • Potassium: 419mg

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut in cubes
2 tbsp. oil
1 onion
2 slices ginger
2 cloves garlic
2 cup unsalted crushed tomato
1⁄2 cup yogurt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garam masala
1⁄4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
1⁄2 cup cilantro, chopped

Fragrant Basmati Rice
1 cup basmati rice
2 tsp. olive oil
1 bay leaf
1⁄2 tsp. turmeric
11⁄2 cup water
1 cardamom pod
1 cinnamon stick



1. Puree onion, ginger and garlic in blender.

2. Heat 1 tbsp oil. Brown pureed mixture, cumin, cayenne pepper (optional) and garam masala.

3. Add tomatoes, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

4. Stir in yogurt and reduce heat to low, simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.

5. Heat 1 tbsp oil, add chicken, cook until lightly browned.

Stir in a few spoonfuls of sauce, and simmer until liquid has reduced, and chicken is no longer pink. Stir cooked chicken into sauce. Add Cilantro.

6. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes on low heat. Stir occasionally.

Fragrant Basmati Rice

Heat oil in sauce pan. Add rice and spices and toast slightly. Add water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for approximately 15 minutes.

Chicken Makhani, 2.3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings


Reviewed on by

When does one add the 2nd teaspoon of garam massala?

Reviewed on by

I would say add the 2nd tsp of garam massala with the coriander as I did. Bought microwave rice for ease and i must say it’s delicious!

    Reviewed on by

    We’re so glad to hear you liked the recipe! Thanks for pointing out the missing information regarding the garam masala. We’ll review the recipe and make the appropriate correction.