Shahi chicken step-by-step recipe with photos.
Shahi chicken or shahi murg is a rich and creamy chicken curry. ‘Shahi’ means royal, and this royal aromatic curry is loaded with flavours. Shahi chicken is quite different when compared to a regular curry because of its distinctive nutty flavour from almonds and cashew. This is a Mughlai dish that is very common across Indian restaurants outside India.
To make this dish, I marinate the chicken with yogurt and spice. I then make an onion-tomato gravy to which I add a paste made with almonds, cashew, and poppy seeds. I cook the marinated chicken in this nutty gravy. Marinated chicken simmered in this nutty gravy is a sure winner. Garnish with almonds and raisins for a burst of nuttiness and mild sweetness to this royal dish.
This, mild, nutty curry never fails to impress. It might sound very complicated, but is really simple to put together. Just a few additional few ingredients can change a regular chicken curry to a royal, unique one.
Do try this dish, it could be one of the best chicken curries you’ve made!
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Shahi chicken step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Marinate chicken with yogurt and spices
2. Prepare the base gravy using onion, tomato, and spices
3. Add almond, cashew and poppy seeds paste
4. Combine well and saute for a few minutes
5. Add the marinated chicken
6. Add warm water and mix well
7. Simmer until chicken is completely cooked
FOR MARINATING THE CHICKEN:
FOR THE CURRY: