Aug 17, 2011

Mughlai Chicken(Chicken Cooked in a Creamy Cashew Sauce)

Mughlai Chicken(Chicken Cooked in a Creamy Cashew Sauce)
Today's recipe is one of the Authentic Chicken dish of the Mughals...I like to describe this dish in detail,This dish is like “Tender Juicy Chicken pieces cooked in a Yummy Creamy Rich Cashew Sauce which is garnished with some Nutty Almonds”..Totally it is a bowl full of Creamy Goodness...I think you can understand clearly now..I served this with Mughlai Chicken Briyani(will post recipe soon)...


Onion- 1 sliced
Chicken- ½  kg
Curd- ½ cup
Cashew-10 made into paste
Ginger-1 inch piece
Garlic-6 cloves
Green chilli-3
Heavy Cream- ½ cup
Bay leaf / Brinji ilai-1
Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
Cardamom / Yelakai-4
Coriander powder / Malli Podi-1 tblspn
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Butter-2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste
Almonds/Badam-few for garnishing
Cilantro/Coriander leaves for garnishing


Make a paste out of ginger,garlic and green chilli in a blender..

Crackle bay leaf,cumin seeds,cardamom in butter.

Add the ginger garlic and chilli paste in this and sauté for 30 sec..

Add in onions and cook for 3 min.Add in coriander powder and garam masala powder and mix well.

Add in chicken and sear on a high flame for 3-4 mins.

Add in curd,cashew paste and mix well..Pour in some water and cook till the chicken is cooked.

Pour in cream and cook for 5 mins..

Toast some almonds and garnish the chicken with almonds,coriander leaves and lemon juice..

Serve hot with rice or roti..


Grab your ingrediants
Saute bay leaf,cinnamon,cumin seeds,cardamom in butter

add in ginger garlic and chilli paste

add in onions
sprinkle in some coriander and garam masala powder

add in chicken pieces

sear on all sides..
add in cashew paste and mix well

Pour in some curd and cook till tender...if it gets dry add some water...

Pour in some cream and simmer for 5 min...
add done..
Mean while toast some almonds
garnish with some almonds and cilantro

Squeeze in some lemon juice...

Taste great with rice or briyani
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  1. esa salsa está de toma pan y moja


  2. Mmmmmm....I love your recipes!

  3. that's a yummmy chicken curry...very rich and creamy...

  4. I can totally see this replicated with paneer instead of chicken - rich and creamy!!!

  5. good day, aarthi! i can see how creamy and nutty this is. is the curd here same as yogurt?

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  7. Thanks a lot for sharing the step by step Mughlai Chicken.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Que delicia de pollo Yummy!. me ha encantado la salsa que queda. Ummmmmm...!!!! Besos

  9. Tempting creamy with naan..

  10. super delicious, mughlai chicken is looking rich, creamy and yummy..

  11. Creamy and tasty curry.. I made this sometime back quite similar..

  12. I c mughlai and then I know its a rich dish :D Wow.. yours looks so rich and yummy.. :D Love the look of it.. am sure tastes great too

  13. Very nice recipe and looks very flavourful. Must try one day.


  14. Creamycashew Sauce..nami That can't be other than very tasty:)

  15. Looks delicious! The step-by-step pictures explain it so well!

  16. I love this kind of chicken and make something similar, like the two kinds of nuts here.

  17. Rich looking inviting chicken curry..

  18. This is such an unusual dish in my area of the world, but all the ingredients sound wonderful...I bet this is delicious!!! Thanks for enlightening me :)

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  20. Wat will be the ingredients quantity for 250 gms chicken? Should I make it to half as above mentioned ? Plzzz respond to my query..

  21. Hi arthi.. can you tell any substitute instead of cream

  22. @Anonymousu can use milk mixed with 1 tsp of corn flour

  23. I came across your blog while looking for some Indian food recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes :)

  24. Can we make this same recipe with fish... (King Fish)????

  25. Is curd the same thing as yogurt?

  26. Hey aarthi I am a first time cook . I want to know how long will it take for the chicken to get tender after we add cashew paste and yogurt

  27. Hey aarthi I'm cooking for the first time
    Want to know how long will it take for the chicken to get tender after the step of adding yogurt and cashew paste

  28. @Anupriyait depends on the size of the chicken. so cut it with a knife it it breaks easily then it is done

  29. Heavy Cream- ½ cup Which cream that we need to use.could you please provide me the name to ask in groceries

  30. tried this last night and it was excellent..the lemon really enhanced all flavors...great recipe -no masala grinding and great taste. Thanks

  31. Tried this last night and loved the taste. The lemon really enhanced all the flavors . No masala grinding required made it easy to prep quickly. Thanks , keep sharing your great work


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