Monday, November 1, 2010


Ingredients : 

Chicken : 1Kg, Cut into 15 pieces
Cumin Powder : 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi Powder : 1/2 tsp
Cream : 1/2 Cup
Egg : 1
Cashew : 50g, soaked in water and grinded
Coriander Leaves : 1/4 Cup, Chopped
Chicken Stock / water : 1 1/2 Cup 
Butter : 25g

For the gravy :

Onion : 2, Sliced
Tomato : 1 1/2, Chopped
Ginger : 1 tbsp, Chopped
Garlic : 1 tbsp, Chopped
Green Chillies : 2, Chopped
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder : 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder : 1 1/2 tsp
Vegetable Oil : 1 1/2 tbsp

Method :

1. Heat oil in a pan and add ginger, garlic, green chillies and onion. Cook until the onions are slightly brown in color. Now add  turmeric powder, Chilli powder, coriander powder and saute well till you get the roasted smell of masala.

2. At this stage you can add the tomatoes and saute well for 5minutes. and turn off the flame. Allow this mixture to cool. Once cool, grind it to a smooth fine paste and marinate the cleaned chicken pieces in this paste for 1hour.

3. Now in  the same pan  boil the chicken pieces  with enough salt and chicken stock or water in medium flame with lid on.

4. In another kadai, heat butter and add the kasoori methi powder, cumin powder and garam masala and saute well. When you get the aroma, add the chicken pieces. Combine everything slowly and allow to boil for another 5minutes.

5. Add the cashew paste to this and allow it to boil on a low flame, to avoid sticking.

6. Beat the egg with a fork and add it to the cream. Combine both well slowly and add it to the chicken curry. When the gravy starts to bubble, add the chopped coriander leaves and turn off the flame.

7. Serve hot with chappathi/ naan/ paratha/ bread or with pulao.

 [Recipe Courtesy : Lakshmi Nair's Magic oven]


  1. yummy chicken mugulai...nice click & presentation!

  2. thanks for the quick comment Rekha.. :0

  3. Hi Lena,

    That's a great looking chicken preparation...:)I love your clicks!!:)


  4. Wow..looks so spicy,creamy n nice..chicken lovers will go crazy for this!

    US Masala

  5. creamy and yummy chicken ... adipoli...

  6. Classic Mughalai Chicken,looks delicious....

    Pushpa @

  7. WOW!! Creamy and delicious chicken mughlai. I have tried this recipe before and absolutely loved it..

  8. Very rich looking chicken mugalai, beautiful dish..

  9. thanks for your nice words! it is always a great encouragement! actually I'm from Alappuahz(kuttanadu) born and brought up in cochin.
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  10. this looks rich lena...superb aayitndu..i ll try for this soon sure....mekha told u hve been transferred to bangalore...where u staying lena?hope ritika z fine..

  11. Wow! Looks really delicious! Would love to have this with rice and some cucumber salad on the side!

  12. Looks yummy yumm and would love to have this with some ghee rice Lena...

  13. Looks soooooooo yummya and the picture has come out so good.

  14. awesome.. what a presentation!! why dont you send it to any magazine??

  15. amazing snap Lena.. i can get the aroma here :)

  16. Wowo so creamy and delicious looking.

  17. Adipoli lena..sherikum kothiyavunuttoooo...:-)

  18. delicious....