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Afghani Chicken Gravy recipe

Afghani Chicken Gravy

by @afsheenmushtaq
Prep Time
20min
Cook Time
30min
Total Time
50min
AfghaniLunchDinnerMain CourseMeatSpicyNon-Vegetarian

A rich and creamy chicken dish with a blend of spices and nuts, giving it a unique Afghani flavor.

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 1 piece)
  • 1/2cup
    Yogurt (whisked)
  • 4piece
    Green chilies
  • 15piece
    Almonds
  • 15piece
    Cashew nuts
  • 1kg
    Chicken (8 pieces)
  • 1/2cup
    Yogurt (whisked)
  • 1 1/2cups
    Cream
  • 2tbsp
    Garlic paste
  • 2tbsp
    Dried fenugreek leaves (roasted)
  • 1 1/2tsp
    Salt
  • 1/2tsp
    Cumin powder
  • 1tsp
    Ginger paste
  • 1/2tbsp
    Black pepper powder
  • 1 1/2tsp
    Garam masala powder
  • 2tbsp
    Lemon juice
  • 1piece
    Charcoal (for smoke)
  • 1tbsp
    Oil
  • 1tbsp
    Butter

Method

  1. In a spice mixer, add yogurt, green chilies, almonds, and cashew nuts. Blend well and set aside.

    Step 1.1: In a spice mixer, add yogurt, green chilies, almonds, and cashew nuts
  2. Make cuts on the chicken pieces.

    Step 1.1: Make cuts on the chicken pieces
  3. In a bowl, add chicken, ground paste, yogurt, cream, garlic paste, dried fenugreek leaves, salt, cumin powder, ginger paste, black pepper powder, garam masala powder, and lemon juice. Mix well.

    Step 1.1: In a bowl, add chicken, ground paste, yogurt, cream, garlic paste, dried fenugreek leaves, salt, cumin powder, ginger paste, black pepper powder, garam masala powder, and lemon juice
  4. Give a charcoal smoke for 4 minutes and let it marinate for 1 hour.

    Step 1.1: Give a charcoal smoke for 4 minutes and let it marinate for 1 hour
  5. In a frying pan, add oil and marinated chicken pieces. Cover and cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes on each side. Then cook uncovered until it dries up. Take out and set aside.

    Step 1.1: In a frying pan, add oil and marinated chicken pieces
  6. In the same frying pan, add butter and let it melt.

    Step 1.1: In the same frying pan, add butter and let it melt
  7. Add the marinade, mix continuously, and cook on low flame for 5 minutes or until oil separates.

    Step 1.1: Add the marinade, mix continuously, and cook on low flame for 5 minutes or until oil separates
  8. Add cooked chicken pieces, coat well, and serve.

    Step 1.1: Add cooked chicken pieces, coat well, and serve

Tips & Tricks

  1. Ensure the chicken is marinated well for the best flavor.

  2. Use fresh ingredients for a richer taste.

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I am not a professional chef, but I love cooking.

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