Shahi Murg, Aromatic Chicken With Yoghurt and Spices

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A simple recipe to add eastern flavour to ordinary chicken breasts from Manju Malhi

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat the oil in a heavy based pan, add the bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamons, cloves and cumin. When they begin to sizzle, tip in the onions and fry for 5 mins until onions become soft
  2. add the ginger and garlic followed by the chicken, cook for 4-5 mins.
  3. mix in the turmeric, chilli powder and salt.
  4. fold the cashew nuts into the yoghurt and stir into the chicken.
  5. pour 200ml of just boiled water into chicken mix and cook for 6-8 mins until the oil rises to the top and the chicken is cooked.
  6. just before serving sprinkle with the coriander leaves, serve with naan bread or chapatis.


Most Helpful

Very lovely curry - mild but with beutifully balanced and melded flavours. I used Kashmiri chilli powder and followed the recipe exactly; the only thing I'd do differently next time is to use thigh meat. Quick, simple weeknight meal - thank you for posting!

currybunny October 21, 2008

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