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Badshahi Chicken

Poulomi Ghosh
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Badshahi Chicken RECIPE

This is a simple chicken recipe with a rich gravy, but this dish is not too spicy but has a rich sweet, sour spiced flavor. You can enjoy it with naan, kulcha, paratha but it tastes best with tandoori roti.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Awadhi
  • Pan fry
  • Roasting
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. chicken- 700 gm (cut into big pieces)
  2. onion- 2 (cut into thin slices)
  3. onion Paste - 3 Medium Size
  4. ginger Paste - 11/2 tbsp
  5. garlic Paste - 11/2 tbsp
  6. curd - 150 gm
  7. cashew Nut - 25 gm (paste)
  8. turmeric Powder- 2 tsp
  9. cumin Powder - 2 tsp
  10. Red Chili Powder - 1tsp
  11. Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 1.5 tbsp
  12. Green Chili - 4-5
  13. salt - as per taste
  14. sugar- 2 tbsp
  15. Special masala (nutmeg half, green cardamom 4-5, black cardamom half, mace half tsp - dry roast all of them then make a smooth powder of it - 1.5 tbsp
  16. Whole Garam Masala - 1 tbsp (1 green cardamom, half inch cinnamon stick, 2 cloves)
  17. oil - 5 tbsp
  18. ghee- 2 tbsp
  19. Milk - 1/2 Cup (full fat)
  20. Rose water- 1 tsp (optional)


  1. Wash chicken pieces & make small gashes, it will help to make it tastier.
  2. Heat up a pan, add 5 tbsp of oil to it, allow it to hot. Add chicken pieces & salt, fry them for 5-6 min, do not over fry the pieces, otherwise the pieces will not tenderize. Keep them aside.
  3. In the same oil add Whole garam mashala, wait for the nice aroma. Add onion slices, fry them till it gets golden brown.
  4. Add ginger, garlic,& onion paste one by one, saute them till the raw aroma diminishes. Add turmeric, red chili, & cumin powder and saute.
  5. Now make a smooth mixture of curd, cashew nut paste & kashmiri mirch. Add the mixture to the pan & stir till oil gets fully separated.
  6. Now its time to add the fried chicken pieces,and mix them nicely. Add silt green chili & the special masala to it.
  7. Keep stirring, then add the milk & salt (be carefully add the salt, remember we already fried the chicken with salt), then cover & cook until the chicken gets fully cooked. Add water if needed.
  8. After 15 minutes open the lid & check if it is done then add ghee & rose water to it. Cover & cook for another 5 min and then serve hot.

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Anita Chaurasia
Anita Chaurasia   May-04-2020

I have posted a picture also ,its not showing here.

Deepak Kumar
Deepak Kumar   Apr-08-2018

Very tasty

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