Sunday, April 1, 2012


Recipe source:My Kitchen treasures
You can find the original recipe here


Chicken (cubed)-300 gms

For Marination
  1. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  2. Tandoori masala Powder-1 tsp
  3. Kashmiri chilli powder-1 tsp (or to taste)
  4. Coriander leaves(chopped)-1 tbsp
  5. Yogurt-1 1/2 tbsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Butter/Ghee- 2 tsp
For the sauce
  1. Onion( sliced)-2 large 
  2. Ginger (chopped)-1" piece
  3. Garlic (chopped)-2 cloves
  4. Tomato (sliced)- 1 medium
  5. Cashew nuts- 5 to 6 nos
  6. Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  8. Kashmiri chili powder-1 1/2 to 2 tsp( or use 1tsp paprika and 1/2 tsp chili powder)
  9. Tandoori masala powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp
  11. Water- as required
  12. Fresh cream-1/2 cup
  13. Garam masala powder- 1/2  to 3/4 tsp
  14. Nutmeg powder-1 pinch
  15. Fennel  seeds (powdered)-1/2 tsp
  16. Coriander leaves ( chopped)- 2 tbsp(optional)
  17. Butter/Ghee
  18. Salt to taste
  19. Dried Fenugreek leaves( Kasuri methi)- 1 large pinch (optional)


  • Combine the chicken pieces with  all the ingredients  for marination and refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 180 deg C.Arrange the chicken pieces onto a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes ,turning sides once in between.Keep aside.
  • To prepare the sauce,heat  butter in a pan and saute the onion until golden brown.Add chopped ginger and garlic.Fry for a minute and keep aside to cool slightly.
  • In a blender combine this onion along with tomato,cashew nuts,turmeric powder,coriander powder,kashmiri chili powder,tandoori masala powder and cardamom powder.Blend until smooth.
  • Heat butter in a heavy bottomed pan and add the ground masala paste and salt to taste.Cook until oil separates.
  • Add required amount of water( appr 1 cup) and bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce the flame to low and add cream and mix well.
  • Now add baked chicken pieces,garam masala ,nutmeg powder,fennel powder ( add dried fenugreek leaves if using at this point)and mix well.Cover and cook  for few minutes.
  • Switch off the stove add 1 tsp butter (optional ) and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with naan or cumin rice.ENJOY!!

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