Chicken Madra

A delicious preparation of chicken enriched with plenty of nuts. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Chicken Madra
Main Ingredients Boneless Chicken Breast, Yogurt
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 1-1.30 hour
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken Madra

  • 500 grams Boneless Chicken Breast cut into 2 inch pieces
  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons + 1 cup
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 10-12 Cashewnuts
  • 6-8 Almonds
  • 6-8 Pistachios
  • 4-5 Walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black salt
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 5-6 Green cardamoms
  • 4 Black cardamoms
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Black peppercorns
  • 2-4 Cloves
  • 3-4 Green chillies broken
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 15-18 Raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped


  1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a small non-stick pan, add cashewnuts, almonds, pistachios and walnuts and sauté till light golden. Transfer into a mixer jar and add 2 tbsps yogurt. Remove ¼ cup water from the yogurt, add to the mixer jar and grind to a paste.
  2. Mix together chicken, ginger-garlic paste, vinegar, black salt, salt and the ground paste in a bowl and set aside to marinate for an hour.
  3. Put the remaining yogurt in another bowl and whisk.
  4. Heat the remaining ghee in a non-stick wok, add cinnamon, green cardamoms, black cardamoms, bay leaves, black peppercorns, cloves, green chillies and cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant.
  5. Add raisins and whisked yogurt, mix well and cook on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Add marinated chicken, mix well and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1202
Carbohydrates 25.4
Protein 144.7
Fat 58.1