Saturday, January 29, 2011


Chicken pasanda goes excellent with Naan,chapati or even with rice.You can make it with or without gravy to your taste. I like this dish with thick rich gravy.If you don't prefer more gravy you can reduce the amount of cashew,onion and tomato paste to half.


Chicken--------------------0.45 lb(boneless preferably)
Onion-----------------------2 cups,chopped finely
Tomato---------------------2 medium size
Cashews--------------------1/8 cup
Ginger garlic paste------1 1/2 tbsp
Green chilly----------------1 large,slit length wise
Cinnamon------------------1 cm piece
Cloves---------------------- 2
Saunf------------------------a pinch
Red chilly powder--------1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-------1 tsp
Garam masala powder--1/4 tsp
Oil----------------------------1 tbsp or as needed
Salt to taste
Cilantro/coriander leaves to garnish
Mint leaves to garnish

For marination
Yogurt/curd----------------1/2 cup
Red chilly powder---------2 tsp
Coriander powder---------1 tbsp
Turmeric powder----------1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder----1/2 tsp
Lemon/lime juice-----------1 tbsp
Salt as needed

  1. Marinate chicken with all the marinating ingredients and keep in refrigerator for overnight.
  2. Now in a medium heat pan add oil and saute onions till slightly brown and let it cool.(You can also fry the onions or use the store bought fried onions if you prefer.Traditionally,fried onions are used for this preparation).
  3. Now grind this onion to a smooth paste and keep it aside.
  4. Next,grind tomato to a paste and keep it aside.
  5. Then grind,dry roasted cashews to a smooth paste with little water in it.Keep this aside.
  6. Now medium heat the above pan and add a tsp of oil and saute cinnamon, cardamom,cloves and saunf till a nice aroma comes.
  7. Then add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes.
  8. Next add red chilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.
  9. Then add tomato paste,onion paste and cashew paste to it. 
  10. Then add chicken to it.Check the seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  11. Cover and cook chicken till done. Option:You can also half pressure cook chicken first and then add the cooked chicken to the gravy and slow cook it.
  12. Once chicken is fully done,cook uncovered and make it to the consistency of your choice.

chopped onion,tomato paste,ginger garlic paste

Onion paste

Cashew paste

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  1. Well expalined Dear! Recipe also very gud...

  2. That must be a treat for chicken lovers..what a gorgeous color!

    US Masala

  3. its delicious looking chicken. Love it

    Cook Healthy

  4. Looks very spicy and yummy. I just love the rich gravy.

  5. Yummy looking.....delicious... pass it on some here for quick tasting...

  6. Merhabalar, ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.


  7. Love this chicken dish looks mouthwatering and what a color.

  8. Wow!! That is one inviting dish of chicken pasanda..


  9. This chicken pasanda looks delicious.

  10. Soumya your pasanda is lovely and colourful very nice recipe will try that...nice to visit your blog...

  11. I don't think I ever had chicken pasanda before...looks saucy and tasty!

  12. Delicious and yummy chicken,superb recipe,bookmarked.

  13. Looks very nice and also to tatse.Plz see my blog.

  14. OMg, chicken pasanda makes me drool..very catchy dish.

  15. Soumya your pasanda is lovely and colourful very nice recipe will try that...nice to visit your blog...


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