Chicken Curry With Poppy And Cashewnuts


Hello dear friends.Hope you all are rocking. Yesterday I bought some chicken and decided to make something different from the usual ingredients in my kitchen. Generally, I make an onion-garlic-ginger-curd based chicken curry but then I decided to make it with cashews, poppy, and curd. It turned out to be grand and everyone liked it. It is a rich, flavorful, creamy and classy dish which you can make for friends, colleagues or family and enjoy with vegetable biryani or cumin rice and salads. I hope you all will like it. So let’s start with its making—


  1. Chicken(curry cut)-250 gms.
  2. Onions -200 gms.
  3. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tbsp.
  4. Tomato Puree – 3 tbsp.
  5. Yoghurt – 1 cup.
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  8. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Poppy Seeds and Cashewnut Paste -2 tbsp.
  12. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.
  13. Cilantro(chopped) – A handful.
  14. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp.
  15. Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp.


Step 1

Wash and clean the chicken. Chop half of the onions and grind the other half and keep aside. Make a smooth paste of poppy seeds and cashew nuts.

Step 2

Take a kadhai and add the given amount of vegetable oil to it. Now when it gets hot add the cut onions and fry for three minutes. Now add onion paste and add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry again for five minutes.

Step 3

Now add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder,garam masala and also add the tomato puree and the yoghurt. Fry the masalas till cooked and browned.

IMG_3455.JPGStep 4

Now add poppy seed and cashew nut paste and fry again. Stir in your chicken and after frying them together for ten minutes add in water for the gravy. Now cook the chicken on medium heat. Switch the gas off and squeeze in the juice of half lemon in the dish and add some kasuri methi also. Boil the curry for four minutes.

Our delicious chicken curry is ready. Garnish the dish with coriander leaves and also fresh cream. Serve it.

Friends do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!




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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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