Smoked Chicken Curry Recipe

Smoked Chicken Curry Recipe, the tender-cooked chicken pieces are covered in silky yellowish gravy exquisitely. The rich sweetness of cashews & onions is well balanced with the sourness of yoghurt & tomato. The ground spices packs tons of flavours that seep into the chicken. A hint of herb garnish brightens the dish while infusing a welcoming freshness.

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Smoked Chicken Curry Recipe the royal Indo-Persian influence in Mughal delicacies paved its mark in North Indian Food and has impressed foodiesworldwide! Biryani being one such.
Relish the smoked chicken curry recipe with steamed rice or butter naan (tandoor-cooked bread) for a lip-smacking lunch or dinner!
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Smoked Chicken Curry

Smoked chicken curry recipe traces its origins to the gourmet kitchens of the Mughal empire. Mughal cuisine is renowned for its use of aromatic spices and luscious sauces prepared with cream, butter or yoghurt base!

Traditionally, the creamy boneless chicken curry was prepared in a handi (mud pot) and cooked on coal or firewood. Thus, adding the smoky effect is a classic move to elevate the dish!

The royal Indo-Persian influence in Mughal delicacies paved its mark in North Indian Food and has impressed foodies worldwide! Biryani being one such  

Relish the smoked chicken curry recipe with steamed rice or butter naan (tandoor-cooked bread) for a lip-smacking lunch or dinner!

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Smoked Chicken Curry

Smoked Chicken Curry Recipe

Smoked Chicken Curry Recipe the royal Indo-Persian influence in Mughal delicacies paved its mark in North Indian Food and has impressed foodiesworldwide! Biryani being one such.
Relish the smoked chicken curry recipe with steamed rice or butter naan (tandoor-cooked bread) for a lip-smacking lunch or dinner!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken curry, smoked chicken, Smoked Chicken Curry Recipe
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 204kcal

Equipment Required

Ingredients

Ingredients for Chicken Curry Recipe

  • 500 g boneless chicken (cut into medium-size pieces)
  • 1 tsp Salt (could add more or less as per taste)
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder (for marination)
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp GINGER GARLIC PASTE
  • 1 piece Onion (peeled & blended to paste)
  • 1 tbsp spice powder mix (½ tsp turmericpowder,½ tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 2 tsp coriander powder)
  • 1 tbsp Tomato (puree)
  • ¼ cup cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt (whisked)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp – Garam Masala (powder)
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves (chopped roughly, forserving)

For the Smoky Effect

  • 1 tbsp ghee (or clarified butter)
  • 1 piece wood/coal ember

Instructions

Instructions for Smoked Chicken Curry Recipe

    To marinate chicken

    • Transfer the boneless chickenpieces into a bowl.
    •  Add salt and pepper. Mix well.
    • Cover and keep aside for 25-30 minutes.

    To cook the Chicken Curry

    • Heat the oil in a wok over a medium flame for 1-2 minutes.
    • Add in the ginger & garlic paste. Fry for 2 minutes till fragrant.
    • Add the onion paste and cookfor 6-7 minutes until it turns light golden. Stir regularly.
    • Sprinkle the spice powder mixand continue to stir cook for 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat.
    • Now, mix the tomato puree and cook for 4-5 minutes until the mixture releases oil on the edges. Stir occasionally.
    • Reduce heat to low and add the cashew milk followed by the whisked yoghurt. Mix nicely and let it cook for 3 minutes.
    • Next, pour in a cup of waterand season with salt. Stir it, cover with a well-fitted lid, and let it simmerfor 15-20 minutes on low heat.
    • Finish off by sprinkling garam masala powder, cook for 3 minutes, & turn off the stove.

    For the Smoky Effect 

    • Place a small bowl in the top centre of the chicken curry.
    • Burn a wood/coal ember on thefire until it is red hot and place it on the small bowl.
    • Add 1 tablespoon ghee/clarifiedbutter on the hot ember and cover the wok for 5 minutes.
    • Finally, serve the Smoked Chicken Curry Recipegarnished with freshly chopped coriander leaves!

    Notes

    Notes
    • To prepare the cashew milk at home, soak 7-8 cashew nuts in lukewarm water for 10 minutes. Then, drain the water and blend it into a smooth paste along with 3 tablespoons of water.
    • You can also substitute the tomato puree by blending up 1 ripe red tomato into a runny paste.
    • Yoghurt often curdles when added to the curry. To avoid that keep the 3 chief pointers in mind. The yoghurt should be at room temperature, the stove should be on low heat, and the curd must be stirred immediately after adding to the curry.
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    Smoked Chicken Curry

    Ingredients for Smoked Chicken Curry Recipe

    Ingredients for Chicken Curry Recipe

    • 500g boneless chicken (cut into medium-size pieces)
    • 1 tsp salt & 1 tsp crushed black pepper (for marination)
    • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
    • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
    • 1 onion (peeled & blended to paste)
    • 1 Tbsp spice powder mix (1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 2 tsp coriander powder)
    • 4 Tbsp tomato puree
    • ¼ cup cashew milk
    • 3 Tbsp yoghurt (whisked)
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tsp garam masala powder
    • ¼ cup fresh coriander sprigs (chopped roughly, for serving)

    For the Smoky Effect

    • 1 Tbsp ghee/clarified butter
    • 1 wood/coal ember

    How to make Chicken Curry Recipe

    Marinating the Chicken :

    1. Transfer the boneless chicken pieces into a bowl.
    2. Similarly, add salt and pepper. Mix well.
    3. Now cover and keep aside for 25-30 minutes.

    Cooking The Chicken Curry

    1. Firstly, heat the oil in a wok over a medium flame for 1-2 minutes.
    2. Then add in the ginger & garlic paste. Fry for 2 minutes till fragrant.
    3. Afterwards, add the onion paste and cook for 6-7 minutes until it turns light golden. Also stir regularly.
    4. Moreover, sprinkle the spice powder mix and continue to stir cook for 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat.
    5. Now, mix the tomato puree and cook for 4-5 minutes until the mixture releases oil on the edges. Stir occasionally.
    6. Accordingly, reduce heat to low and add the cashew milk followed by the whisked yoghurt. Then mix nicely and let it cook for 3 minutes.
    7. Then pour in a cup of water and season with salt. Stir it, cover it with a well-fitted lid, and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat.
    8. Lastly, finish off by sprinkling garam masala powder, cook for 3 minutes, & turn off the stove.

    For the smoky taste of chicken

    1. Place a small bowl in the top centre of the chicken curry.
    2. You can also burn a wood/coal ember on the fire until it is red hot and place it in the small bowl.
    3. Likewise, add 1 tablespoon of ghee/clarified butter to the hot ember and cover the wok for 5 minutes.

    Smoked Chicken Curry

    Finally, serve the Smoked Chicken Curry Recipe garnished with freshly chopped coriander leaves!

    Notes

    • To prepare the cashew milk at home, soak 7-8 cashew nuts in lukewarm water for 10 minutes. Then, drain the water and blend it into a smooth paste along with 3 tablespoons of water.
    • You can also substitute the tomato puree by blending up 1 ripe red tomato into a runny paste.
    • Yoghurt often curdles when added to the curry. To avoid that keep the 3 chief pointers in mind. The yoghurt should be at room temperature, the stove should be on low heat, and the curd must be stirred immediately after adding to the curry.

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