Murgh Afghani

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Murgh Afghani

Pre-cut chicken pieces in thick brown onion and cashew nut gravy.

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Serves 4
Main Ingredients Chicken

Murgh Afghani as the name suggests is a mughlai recipe. The recipe is rich in texture and taste. The browned onion paste and  cashew paste to add a distinct flavour and a smooth texture out this recipe.


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Murgh Afghani Ingredients

Murgh Afghani Ingredients


  1. In a wok add the onions and fry the sliced onions on a low flame till they ae golden brown in colour. Remove and make a smooth paste with little water.
  2. In the same oil add the cashewnuts and fry till they are golden brown in colour.
  3. Remove and make a smooth paste with a little water and keep aside.
  4. In the remaining oil add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and sauté for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the chopped onions and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  7. To this add the browned onion paste , turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt, black pepper powder and garam masala powder. Fry for 7-10 minutes or till the spices are cooked and oil separates from the mixture. Make sure to add a little water if it sticks to the bottom of the pan.
  8. Add the chicken pieces and fry till they are no longer pink. This will take about another 10 minutes. Add a little water if it sticks to the bottom of the pan.
  9. Add the cashewnut paste along with ½ cup water and mix well.
  10. Let it come to a boil .
  11. Simmer and cook covered till the chicken pieces are cooked through.
  12. Cook till the gravy reaches your desired consistency. The gravy should not be too thick or too runny.
  13. Serve hot

Serving Instructions

Serve it hot with any Indian bread like roti, naan, paratha or even roomali roti


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