Royal Chicken Tarkari

Recipe by Tulsi Regmi

Spicy Chicken Curried in Almond and Butter, Nepali style

Top Review by Karen Smithe

What a fantastic recipe! A really great yellow colour, everybody wolfed it down. I used half double cream & half single cream, and added an extra cardamon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grind garlic, ginger, fresh red chilies, curry powder, nutmeg, timur, cardamom and almonds with water into a paste.
  2. In a large bowl, season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil and brown chicken in a sauce pan.
  4. Reserve browned chicken in a bowl.
  5. Drain oil and clean the pan, heat butter.
  6. Add turmeric, chopped onion and sauté till brown.
  7. Transfer the almond paste to the onion mixture.
  8. Stir for a few minutes till the oil starts to separate from the mixture.
  9. Turn down heat to low; add cream, broth, salt and pepper; mix well and cook until a consistent mixture is achieved.
  10. Transfer browned chicken to the almond sauce.
  11. Cook on low heat till chicken is tender and the almond sauce has thickened.
  12. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  13. Serve with rice or roti (flat bread).

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