Kashmiri Chicken

This is a delicious recipe that I learned  from my folks back home .I  modified it a little bit to grind some of the ingredients together to save time. Although a bit tedious to make, it is totally worth the effort and is simply delicious and I do get great reviews from everyone who has had it ! Do try and let me know how you like it ….

Kashmiri Chicken

  • Difficulty: medium
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  1. chicken
  2. mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  3. cumin seeds 1 tsp
  4. pepper 1/2 tsp
  5. cinnamon 2 small sticks
  6. cloves 4
  7. ginger 1 inch
  8. garlic 10 slices
  9. onion  2
  10. cashew nut 15
  11. raisins 15
  12. tomatoes 4
  13. chilly powder 1 tsp
  14. turmeric 1/2 tsp
  15. salt  to taste
  16. Lemon 1
  17. 1 large Potato
  18. coriander leaves 1 bunch
  19. black pepper
  20. ghee (clarified butter) or oil 3/4 cup


  • a. Dry grind and finely powder ingredients 2 to 6.
  • b.  Make a paste of ingredients 7 to 12
  • Add the powdered ingredients (a) to the chicken along with 13, 14 ,15 ,16 and marinate for one hour.
  • Take a combination of oil and ghee and sauté or gently fry the marinated chicken and keep it aside.It need not be fully cooked.
  • Next fry (b) the paste of onion,ginger garlic ,tomato and cashew in the remaining oil.
  • When oil begins to leave the sides , add chicken and 2 cups of boiling water.
  • Cook for a few minutes and continue cooking until done.
  • Squeeze juice of a lemon into the dish.
  • Cut potatoes length wise and deep fry in oil and drain it on to a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Garnish the chicken with the potato fries and chopped coriander .Enjoy this dish with Fried Ghee Rice or Wheat Chapatis/Bread !!

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    April 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

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    September 21, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    I love this recipe! I am always looking for new chicken recipes….thanks!

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      September 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      You will definitely love this one Diane, it’s truly a delicacy Thank you 🙂

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    Anita Malta
    October 4, 2018 at 9:07 am

    I will definitely try this! Thanks for the inspiration Nisha 💕

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      October 4, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      I’m sure you will absolutely love it ! Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment !!

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