Plain Shahi Chicken

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - Chicken
  • 1 large cup - Sour curd
  • 25g - Almond (blanched)
  • 25g - Walnuts (blanched)
  • 25g - Melon seeds (blanched)
  • 25g - Cashewnuts, fried
  • 10 - Almonds blanched and fried
  • 2in piece - Ginger
  • 1tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1tbsp - Garam masala
  • 3 - Onions, medium
  • 1tbsp - Ground cumin seeds, roasted
  • 3 - green chillies (minced)
  • Few drops of essence of saffron
  • 1/2 cup - Oil
  • salt and Chilli powder to taste

How to Make Plain Shahi Chicken

  • Grind onion and ginger to a paste.
  • Heat 6 tbsp butter and fry the ground paste to a golden brown colour.
  • Add chicken along with curd and fry till dry and nicely browned.
  • In the meanwhile, grind the almonds, walnuts, melon seeds and ginger. Mix into the milk along with all the ground spices and 1 cup water.
  • When the chicken turns brown, pour the mixture onto it. Cover tightly, cook over a low fire until the chicken is tender and almost dry.
  • Mix in the essence and remove from fire.
  • Garnish with almonds.