Chicken In Cashewnut Gravy

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Submitted: April 11, 2014
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Total Time:
Preparation Time: 10 - 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15-20 mins
Servings: 6 | 100 kcal

A very delicious, rich and flavorful chicken main course dish. This easy to make chicken in cashewnut gravy can be savoured with pulaos as well as naans and parathas.

Required ingredients

  • 500 grams chicken with bones - cut into medium pieces
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 4-5 flakes of garlic
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large capsicum
  • 1 cup beaten yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup cashewnut¬† paste
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  • A little red food color - optional
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup ghee

Directions & How to

  • Grind onions, chillies, ginger and garlic to a smooth paste.
  • In a bowl take the ground paste, mix into it half of the beaten yoghurt, half of cashewnut paste, 1/2 tbsp each coriander and cumin powder,¬† kashmiri red chilli powder and salt. Mix it well and marinate the chicken pieces in it for 5-6 hours.
  • In a thick bottomed pan, heat a tbsp of oil, add cumin seeds and let it sizzle. Mix in marinated chicken and cook it on medium high flame for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add remaining yoghurt, remaining cashewnut paste and remaining cumin and coriander powder, and red food color if using and let it cook on a slow flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a small pan, heat ghee, add chopped capsicum and fry it for around 2 minutes.
  • Pour the ghee along with fried capsicum in the cooked chicken, sprinkle garam masala powder and saute it well for a minute more.
  • Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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