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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Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

looks great!

lola said... Best Blogger Tips

esa salsa está de toma pan y moja


Sunshine said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmmmmm....I love your recipes!

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Now Serving said... Best Blogger Tips

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

lena said... Best Blogger Tips

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

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Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

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Usha said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering chicken!

Krithi's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Rich and creamy... truly inviting..

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting creamy with naan..

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Laxmi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Gopika Ram said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

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


Dzoli said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Jyoti said... Best Blogger Tips

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

anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Christine's Pantry said... Best Blogger Tips

Love chicken and cashew... yummy!

Mom Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... looks good .. I could maybe replace chickecn with paneer for a veg fare

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Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Rich looking inviting chicken curry..

Lizzy said... Best Blogger Tips

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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Nilambari Kazi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Nilambari KaziYes just halve it

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mom ChefYes u can

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

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

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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 :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can