Chicken Afghani | How to make Chicken Afghani

By sana Tungekar  |  11th Sep 2016  |  
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About Chicken Afghani Recipe

Rich famous chicken in white gravy, called Afghani, for its ingredients, look and taste. A rich and awesome dish with the goodness of Cashews, Poppy seeds and Almonds with special condiments and spices. My family's favourite for every EID UL ADHA (BAKRA EID). Do try, I am sure you will love this.

Chicken Afghani, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Chicken Afghani by sana Tungekar will definitely help you in its preparation. The Chicken Afghani can be prepared within 60 minutes. The time taken for cooking Chicken Afghani is 30 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Chicken Afghani step by step. The detailed explanation makes Chicken Afghani so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Chicken Afghani can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Chicken Afghani from BetterButter.

Chicken Afghani

Ingredients to make Chicken Afghani

  • 1 1/2 kg chicken (Fresh) about 12-14 pieces curry cut
  • 1/2 kg yoghurt/ Curd
  • 1/2 kg onions
  • 3-4 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 150 grams cashews (Unsalted)
  • 20 grams khuskhus or poppy seeds
  • 100 grams blanched almonds
  • 3-4 green chillies as per taste
  • 1-2 piece cinnamon sticks
  • 4-5 star anise
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 cup refined oil of choice

How to make Chicken Afghani

  1. Wash and clean chicken pieces well.
  2. To the chicken apply the yoghurt, white pepper, salt, ginger garlic paste and keep aside.
  3. Grind to paste onions and green chillies. Keep aside.
  4. Now make a paste of the cashews, khuskhus (poppy seeds) and almonds with some water added and keep aside.
  5. Heat oil in a deep pot, add bay leaves, star anise and whole cinnamon 1 piece.
  6. On a low flame, add the onion paste and stir till it is translucent.
  7. Add in the cashew poppy seed and almond paste.
  8. Stir well for 5-10 minutes well on a low flame. As its simmering, add the marinade chicken and stir mix well.
  9. Check your gravy or curry as per requirement and add water to let the chicken cook well.
  10. Cook covered on a low flame till the chicken is done and the curry is snowy, not very thick or very thin.
  11. Sprinkle garam masala and simmer for 5 minutes.
  12. Serve hot.

My Tip:

If curry goes thin, add cream and cornflour beat well.

Reviews for Chicken Afghani (2)

Madhuchanda Sharma2 years ago

looks so rich! can khus khus be skipped if not available?

Zeenath Amaanullah2 years ago