Afghani chicken is a popular chicken dish. Tender pieces of chicken cooked in a creamy sauce which taste delicious with naan.
Afghan Chicken Recipe
Afghan Chicken Recipe - How to Make Afghani Chicken at Home with step wise pictures.
About Afghan Chicken
Afghan Chicken Recipe. Super creamy and a different style of recipe for cooking chicken. This chicken dish goes great with rice, roti, or naan.
One of the most popular dishes in Afghani cuisine is Afghani Chicken. Because in Ancients days Afghanistan is a trade route between Europe and Asia, afghan food is
heavily impacted by Indian, Mongolian, and Persian influences. It includes major Afghan crops like wheat, maize, barley, and rice.
This chicken recipe is mildly spicy and best enjoyed with some mint chutney and onion rings on the side with coriander leaves and lemon squeezed over generously.
Ingredients of Afghani Chicken
Fresh Cream. In the recipe, marination brings out the deep taste of the spices. A creamy and thick gravy is made with cashews, curd, and cream.
To make a tasty Chicken Afghani, marinade the chicken thoroughly. Don't forget to make little deep incisions in the chicken pieces before marinating. These deep slices
aid in stimulating the flavour of spices in the chicken till it is fully cooked.
Add fresh cream at the end of the marinating process. Because cream contains a lot of fat, adding it to a marination slows down the process.
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When I was looking for dinner inspiration online, I came across a picture of a spicy chicken curry served with some naan. I got so inspired from that so I made it almost immediately.
This chicken dish is so easy to make, you don't need onions, tomatoes and other stuffs. If you use larger chicken pieces then it will be more tasty. I used small cut chicken because that what I had on hand.
If you don't have time to visit the grocery store or prefer the convenience of shopping from home, you can always consider ordering a meat delivery box to get the chicken you need for this dish. This chicken dish is so easy to make, you don't need onions, tomatoes, and other stuff. If you use larger chicken pieces, then it will be more tasty. I used small cut chicken because that's what I had on hand.
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Afghan Chicken Recipe
- ½ kg Chicken
- 15 Cashews
- 4 tbsp Yogurt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 1 tsp Chat Masala Powder
- 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- Salt to taste
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 4 tbsp Fresh Cream
- 1 tbsp Kasuri Methi Leaves (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
- 2 tbsp Oil
- Take cashews and yogurt in a blender and puree till smooth.
- Take all ingredients except oil in a bowl and mix well. Let it marinate for 2 hours.
- Heat oil in a pan. Add in chicken pieces and fry till golden brown.
- Now add in remaining marinate into the pan, add some water.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 15 to 20 mins.
Afghan Chicken with Step by Step Pictures
1)Take cashews in a blender.
2)Add in yogurt
3)Grind till smooth
4)Take chicken in a bowl
5)Add in salt, pepper and garam masala powder
6)Add chaat masala powder
7)Add in the ground cashew and yogurt mix
8)Add in ginger garlic paste
9)Add kasuri methi leaves
10)Add lemon juice
11)Add in fresh cream
12)Add it in
13)Mix well and leave to marinate for 30 mins.
14)Heat oil and add in chicken pieces alone, reserve the extra marinate aside.
17)Keep frying till the chicken is browned
18)Now it is lightly browned
19)Now add remaining marinate.
20)Add extra water
22)Cover and cook
23)Now the chicken is done. If you want a little more gravy, add some more water and cook.
Cant wait to make this! We used to have this as a starter back in college!
Is chat masala a necessary ??
you can skip and add more lemon juice
Very interesting recipe... unfortunately dietary restrictions mean that I can't have cashews and lemon juice..will it make a huge difference to the taste if I skip these ingredients?
When do we aDD salt
I tried your Afghan Chicken last Sunday and it came out real good and yummy.
Wanted to send you a pic but couldn't upload as no options given
Dear Aarthi, I tried your Afgan recipe and the recipe turned out to be simply'WOW'hunnnnnn. I gave a twist by adding 3 green chilies for a punch. All my family liked the recipe.
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Not the best recipe. There was too much spice. The instructions are a bit vague. I had to salvage this by diluting the sauce and then thickening what was left with yoghurt and cornflour
Sureshot recipe to overcook chicken and the cream!
Add cream after chicken is cooked. Not to make the mistake of cooking more than 2 minutes after meat is fried golden brown!
Take the chicken out, keep it warm and covered and just cook the gravy instead, then add the cream followed by fried chicken, cooking in open pan for 2 minutes.
The Afghani chicken turned out brilliant last night. I simply followed the recipe as it were. Let's just say I got my wifes stamp of approval and she took a zillion pics with her eyes wide open, for me that is complement enough.
Glad you tried and liked it.
This is an amazing dish. Tried cooking for my guests. Just modified the inclusion of cream only once the chicken got cooked following a reviewer's comment. Nevertheless Aarthi it was finger licking good. It was the show stopper of the party. I wish I could send you a pic. It looked also very sinful. Thanks a lot dear.