Friday, June 6, 2014

Cardamom Chicken

Cardamom Chicken

After a break of 1 week I felt to share something which I really worth a new try of chicken recipe. Usually in South we don't add more of cardamom in making traditional chicken recipes. So this I can say purely of North Indian touch.This reminds one of my Bengali friend who carries chicken with cardamom flavor. I tried out for the first time when my loving she likes to taste something new. It really turned out perfect and awesome. So this week I prepared the same when my Uncle came. Though my hubby prefers curry always in non veg, appreciated its perfect and from there I confirmed its really worth doing this simple gravy...(only u have to chop more onions:)

A very simple recipe for bachelors to cook....only required of chopping onions in fine pieces :-)

Ingredients :

Chicken - 1/2 kg
Onion - 4 big size (finely chopped)
Red chilli powder -3 tsp
Curry masal powder - 2 tsp
Cinnamon & Clove powder - 1 tsp
Crushed Cardamom - 7  Nos
Cashew paste - 1 tbsp
Gingelly oil - 3 tbsp
Salt as required


  1. Clean and wash the chicken and drain out the water completely.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil and roast the chicken brown or  until they get half cooked.
  3. Meanwhile heat the remaining oil in another kadai/tawa and fry onions until golden brown.
  4. Add all the masala powder, salt and saute for about 5 minutes in low flame.
  5. Add this ingredients into the roasted chicken and mix well.
  6. Pour sufficient water about 1 cup, cover with a lid and cook in medium flame.
  7. When it reaches the gravy consistency, add the cashew past, give a quick stir and keep covered for 5 minutes in simmer.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot with Rice /Roti/Phulka of your choice.

  • Clean the chicken properly to remove any blood clots.
  • If you do not have curry masal powder, replace with garam masala. I use home made curry masal powder in health concern.
  • Use boneless chicken if you wish for preparing this gravy, but I used with bones.
  • Get the chicken pieces in medium size or small pieces of your choice.
  •  1 tbsp of cashew paste can be made from 7-8 cashews.

Cardamom Chicken


  1. அக்கா நான் செல்வரத்தினம். இன்னிக்கு ட்ரை பண்ணிட்டு சொல்றேன் கா. இப்போ சென்னைல தனியா தான் இருக்கேன்

    1. Super da... Oh in Chennai?? Good dear. sure try out and if you dont have a blender or mixer leave the cashew paste.ok.... Will call you sometime.


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