Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tried and Tested - Badshahi Chicken

Don't go by the name guys! It is one hell of an easy dish to make and absolutely restaurant style. Some boneless chicken and  almonds is all you need to make this yummy tasty curry.
Of late i have been experimenting quite a bit with all kinds of cooking and this recipe is a result of that. Cooking shouldn't make u feel tired and restless rather it is something that should calm you done.As a dear friend who came over for dinner the other day told me  "Cooking is an art too".Sure it is but only when you start enjoying it and not look at it as a chore!
Okay now coming back to the recipe it is ok to use chicken on the bone if you cant find boneless chicken.And don't get stingy on the almonds bits! You could use cashews too.


Boneless chicken - 400 gms

Onions - 2 medium sized ( boiled and made into a paste)

Almond paste/cashew paste - 5 tbsp ( soak almost 3/4th cup nuts for this)

Ginger /Garlic paste - 1tsp each

Whole garam masala - 2 cardamom , 2 cloves and 2 small sticks of

Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1 tsp + 1 tsp

Salt - to taste

Sugar - a pinch 

Warm water - 1 cup

Boiled egg - 1 no ( for garnish)

Refined oil - 1 tbsp 

Ghee - 1 tsp


Clean the chicken and cut into bite sized pieces. Marinate with 1 tsp red chilli powder,ginger/garlic paste and some salt. Keep aside for 10-15 mins.

In a non stick pan add 1 tsp oil, once the oil heats up ad the marinated chicken pieces and fry till light golden in colour.Keep aside.

In the same pan , splutter the whole garam masala. Next add in the boiled onion paste and fry for 5-6 mins. The onion mix will remain white in colour..we are not looking at browning the paste.After that tip in the cashew paste , 1 tsp red chilli powder , salt and sugar.
Fry this mix well for the next 5 mins and then add the warm water.

Once the gravy comes to a boil add the fried chicken pieces.

Cover and let it simmer for 7-10 mins. Garnish with sliced boiled eggs and serve hot.

I served it with some hot peas pulao and green salad.Easy and tried and tested recipe...will not fail you..I say!


  1. I made this today...primarily because I had defrosted boneless chicken and then discovered that I had run out of tomatoes. This was surprisingly yummy!! May I suggest a bit of kasuri methi right at the end?