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Chicken Afghani

Chicken Afghani


5 gms- Ginger
5 gms- Garlic
5 gms – Kachri
5 gms- Yellow chilli powder
2 gms- Turmeric
200 ml – Curd
A pinch of Garam Masala
30 gms – Bengal Gram flour
2 gms – Cumin powder

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200 gms – Tomatoes
200 gms – Onions
3 gms – Cinnamon
3 gms – Cardamom
3 gms – ClovesBay Leaves
1/2 bunch green coriander
150 gms – Broken Cashewnuts
50 ml – Cream
50 ml – fat
1 boiled egg for garnishing

How to Make Afghani Chicken

1. Clean, skin and debone chicken and cut it into small pieces.Grind ginger and garlic, beat curd and combine them together with ginger/garlic paste, kachri, yellow chilli powder, turmeric, cumin powder, garam masala powder and Bengal gram flour (besan). Mix well. Add salt. Add chicken to the curd mixture and set them aside for about an hour.

2. Put pieces of chicken on a skewer and grill over live charcoal till chicken is half done and remove it.

To prepare gravy, 
1. chop tomatoes and onions.Heat fat in a pan, add whole garam masala and chopped onions and saute without discoloring. Add tomatoes and sufficient water to form a thick gravy. Cook for about 10 mins.

2. Add cashewnut paste and chicken.Cook till the chicken is tender.

3. Add cream last, and serve garnished with  broken boiled egg/coriander leaves.

About The Author

Lipika Debnath

An engineering graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Veltech University Chennai. Her sense of pride for nation reflects from her work as after her graduation she joined as a school teacher in Hojai, Assam under Sarba Siksha Abhiyan, Govt. of Assam, India to nurture the young minds of India. She loves teaching and be with kids and providing them with the pinnacle of knowledge. She loves cooking and has mastered the art of cooking since her childhood. Meet our in-house Food Columnist, Miss Lipika who can make your mouth open and drool once you happened to read her food column. Yes, you need to be lucky or go and meet her personally at her home to taste those palatable dishes cooked by her.

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