Chicken madrasi

Chicken madrasi

Chicken madrasi

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Total Time: 1 hr

Nutrition: Serving size 2-3
Author: Aparna Anurag
Recipe type: main
Cuisine: South India


  • 3 Tbsp refined oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 kg chicken, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  •  curry leaves
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 Tbsp cashew nuts – poppy seed paste (Soak 15 cashews and 1 Tbsp poppy seed in a cup of milk for an hour. Grind it into a paste.)
  • 2 tsp chicken masala
  • 2 tsp kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • Chopped coriander leaves, to ganrish


  1. In a wok add refined oil. Add a bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon. Let them release the aroma.

  2. Now add onions. Saute till golden brown and then add the ginger-garlic paste. Mix and add the chicken pieces. Saute till they start to color a bit.
  3. Now add the turmeric and salt. Toss and add water.
  4. Add the green chilli and curry leaves. Let the curry simmer.
  5. Add the red chilli powder, cashew nut -poppy seed paste, chicken masala, kasoori methi, garam masala and coriander powder. Mix well and let the curry simmer till the chicken is cooked. Add more water if required.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

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