Chicken curry with almond, cashews and raisins

Recipe by CookingIsLifestyleCourse: Chicken Recipes, Indian Kitchen, Main Food RecipesDifficulty: Hard


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  • 1 kg chicken curry cut with bones/boneless

  • 3 medium Onions

  • 3 large tomatoes

  • 2 green chilies

  • 8 garlic cloves

  • 1 1/2 inch garlic

  • 1 pinch cinnamon

  • 4 cloves

  • 1 Star anise (optional)

  • 4 green cardamom

  • 10 Almonds

  • 10 cashews

  • 5/6 raisins

  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoon kashmiri chilli powder

  • 2 teaspoon paprika(optional)

  • 2 teaspoon aromatic garam masala (recipe in the other post)

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 2 teaspoon kasuri methi

  • 2 tablespoon oil

  • 2 tablespoon ghee


  • Curry cut the chicken marinate it in turmeric and salt and lemon.
  • Soak nuts in warm water for an hour.
  • Blanch tomatoes and take out their skin. You can use tomato puree instead. Grind all soaked nuts into a smooth paste
  • In a pan heat oil, add cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, cloves and fry for a minute then add whole garlic and ginger, green chillies saute for a couple of minutes. Add onions…now fry onion until they become golden brown, add tomatoes or puree.
  • After tomatoes are well cooked and start leaving oil, switch off from the stove and let it cool completely. Grind this in a smooth paste.
  • Now in the pan heat ghee, add red chilies when they start changing color add onion tomato paste and saute for 3 minutes, add chilli, coriander, cumin powders and cook them well for 2 min on medium-high flame stirring continuously. Add chicken, giving a good stir coating all the masala on the chicken, slightly brown the chicken then cook it with the lid on.
  • After 5 minutes add 1 cup of hot water and bring it to a gentle boil now add almond cashew paste, mix well. cook further for 5 minutes. Add garam masala powder, kasoori methi. Adjust the salt. Add some finely chopped coriander and cook further for 5 minutes.
  • If you enjoy sweeter taste you can add honey.
  • Garnish it with some nuts, raisins and coriander.
  • Serve it with tandoori roti, naan, rice.