Chicken anarkali


  1. Chicken medium pieces – 300 gms
  2. onion chopped – 1 medium
  3. ginger paste – 1 tsp
  4. garlic paste -1 tsp
  5. bay leaf – 1 -2
  6. oil
  7. lemon – ½
    For marinating
  1. Onions sliced – 2 medium
  2. cloves – 3,4
  3. cardamom – 3,4
  4. black pepper – 5-6
  5. Cashew nuts – 10
  6. Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  7. Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp


  1. To prepare the marinate : Heat  oil in a pan, fry sliced onions till they turn translucent. Add cloves, cardamom and black pepper fry again till onions become brown.
  2. Grind the fried onion mix with the rest of the ingredients (5-8 ) into a fine paste.
  3. Marinate the chicken pieces in this fine marinade and keep aside for a few minutes to half an hour.

To prepare the dish

  1. Heat oil in the same pan, fry chopped onion until brown, add ginger garlic paste and bay leaves, fry for a few minutes, until the raw taste leaves the masala.
  2. Add marinated chicken into this, fry for a few minutes. Add enough water and salt. Cook under medium flame for the first 10- 15  minutes and then under low flame until the gravy thickens and chicken gets tender. Off the fire, add lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, serve with chapathi/ roti/ rice.

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