How to make it

  • Mix the chicken, lime juice, salt and red chili powder in a large, non-metallic bowl. Cover and allow to marinate for 1 hour.
  • Heat a flat pan or griddle on medium heat and gently roast (stirring frequently) the cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon, bay leaves and almonds till they darken slightly. Cool and add the cardamom seeds. Now grind into a coarse powder in a clean, dry coffee grinder.
  • Mix the yoghurt, spice powder (from previous step), coriander, cumin and turmeric together and add them to the chicken. Allow to marinate for another hour.
  • Heat the oil in a deep pan on medium heat. When hot, add the onions. Fry till a pale golden brown in color and then add the ginger and garlic pastes. Fry for a minute.
  • Add only the chicken from the chicken-spice mix and fry till sealed (chicken will turn opaque and the flesh will go from pink to whitish in color).
  • Now add the tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock, kasuri methi and remaining part of the yogurt-spice mix to the chicken.
  • Cook till the chicken is tender and the gravy is reduced to half its original volume.
  • Melt the butter in another small pan and then pour it over the chicken.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Naan (Indian bread) and Kaali Daal (Split Black lentils).
  • Please see my recipes for Naan and Kaali Daal to accompany this dish

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    " It was excellent "
    lauber ate it and said...
    This was really good - I'm used to adding a little cream though so I think next time I will.
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    " It was excellent "
    daisylynn ate it and said...
    This took forever to make but it tasted sooooo good!
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  • sosousme 11 years ago
    This looks great. I hope it doesn't scare anyone off because of the list of ingredients, it sounds like it would have wonderful complex flavors...bookmarked to try soon! Thinking with some basmati rice...
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  • superfoodman 11 years ago
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  • chuckieb 11 years ago
    Oh wow...that looks amazing! Bookmarked to try! Thanks for the great post!
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  • moxie2burn 11 years ago
    Oh my, this looks WONDERFUL!!!
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  • 22566 11 years ago
    ~ Poppysmic ~
    Kind Regards
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  • crabhappychick 11 years ago
    This is my favorite dish at a lovely little Indian restaurant in Lakewood, OH! It will be fun to surprise my daughter with this next time she is home.....with lots of leftovers for her to take back with her! Thanks, Rescue Ranger!
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  • valinkenmore 11 years ago
    Wonderful post!
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