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Mughlai Chicken Recipe

Creamy Mughlai Chicken with Step by Step Pictures. This Rich chicken which taste delicious with roti or rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 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..
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