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Kesari Shahi Chicken

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Chicken cooked in a rich gravy with the flavour of kesari.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 21-25 minutes

Servings : 4

Kesari Shahi Chicken

Main Ingredients

Saffron (kesar), Chicken

Cuisine

Hyderabadi

Course

Main Course-Chicken

Level Of Cooking

Medium

Calories

1737

Carbohydrates

209.2

Protein

38

Fat

83.2

Fibers

Vitamin B6

Ingredients

  • Saffron (kesar)
    a few thre a piece
  • Chicken Cut into 12 pieces on the bone
    750 grams
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Red chilli powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Ginger-garlic paste
    2 tablespoons
  • Yogurt
    7-8 tablespoons
  • Oil
    3-4 tablespoons
  • Onion finely chopped
    2 medium
  • Cashewnut paste -almond-poppy seed paste
    1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Roasted cumin powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Raisins
    1 teaspoon
  • Cashewnuts fried
    1 tablespoon
  • Pistachios
    1 tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder
    1 /2 teaspoons

Method

Step 1


Place chicken in a bowl, add salt, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and yogurt and mix well. Set aside to marinate for a while.

Step 2


Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onions and sauté till light brown. Add remaining ginger-garlic paste, cashewnut-almond-poppy seed paste and mix. Sauté for 2 minutes. Add ¾ cup water and mix, cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3


Add saffron and mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes more. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, roasted cumin powder and remaining red chilli powder. Mix well and add chicken with the marinade. Mix well and add ¼ cup water. Mix again and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4


Add raisins, cashewnuts and pistachios. Mix well, adjust salt and add garam masala powder. Mix well, cover and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes.

Step 5


Serve hot with chapattis or paranthas.

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