Chicken Pistewala Recipe - A rich and a nutritious chicken dish with pistas.

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Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken, Pistachios

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course_Chicken

Chicken Pistewala

Chicken Pistewala Recipe - how to make Chicken Pistewala


Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Boneless chicken 600 grams

  • Pistachios 1/2 cup

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Boiled onion paste 1/2 cup

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cream 1/2 cup

  • Oil 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Clean and cut chicken into one-inch sized cubes. Marinate chicken in yogurt, lemon juice, salt, green chilli paste, ginger and garlic pastes for half an hour.

Step 2

Heat oil in a kadai. Add cloves and cinnamon. Sauté on medium heat for a minute. Add boiled onion paste and cook for five minutes until onion paste starts to change its colour to light pink.

Step 3

Boil pistachio nuts in one cup of water for ten minutes. When cool, rub them to remove skin. Slice eight to ten pistachio nuts and keep aside for garnishing.

Step 4

Grind remaining into a smooth paste in a blender. Add marinated chicken to the cooked onion paste and cook on high heat for five to seven minutes.

Step 5

Add pistachio nut paste, cardamom powder and one cup of water. Bring it to a boil and then add salt.

Step 6

Cook on dum for ten minutes. Finish with fresh cream. Serve hot, garnished with slivers of pistachio nuts.

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