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Mughlai Chicken Recipe

Mughlai Chicken Recipe

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Mughlai chicken is a great curry dish you should have on your rotation. It has the goodness of almonds and a great mix of herbs & spices.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 1 hr


For Marinade:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 kg chicken, (2lbs), boneless, cubed

For Curry:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp. butter, or ghee
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp. ginger, crushed
  • 2 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream, or whipping cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade together then add the chicken. Mix well then cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes but up to 24 hours.
  2. To make the sauce, soak the almonds in the boiling water for 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth, adding more water if necessary.
  3. Melt the butter in a large pot set over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the spices and sugar and cook for another minute.
  5. Add the marinated chicken and cook until the chicken is starting to brown and the bottom of the pot becomes sticky. Pour in the chicken stock, cream and almond paste.
  6. Reduce the heat, partially cover with a lid and allow to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through.

  7. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  8. Serve with your choice of side dishes.


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 192mg
  • Calories: 546kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 121mg
  • Fat: 43g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Potassium: 598mg
  • Protein: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 501mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 899IU
  • Vitamin C: 6mg
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