This traditional Indian dish was suggested to me by my friend from Mumbai. It is creamy and full of flavor and should be served over some kind of carb (rice, potatoes, naan) to absorb and dissimulate the spice. It can be easily done in a vegetarian version by substituting the chicken with potatoes, broccoli, spinach and/or paneer. I garnish it with cilantro leaves and grated cheese.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Stir together the yogurt, garlic paste, lemon juice, garam masala, white pepper, and saffron; season to taste with salt. Toss the chicken in the yogurt and marinate in the refrigerator for 10 to 12 hours.

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  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Toss in the cumin seeds and allow to cook until fragrant, 20 to 30 seconds. Add the chicken and brown in the oil. Discard any remaining marinade. Turn heat to medium-low, cover, and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Pour in the cream and heat through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

210 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 82 mg cholesterol; 494 mg sodium. 4.6 g carbohydrates; 28.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2006
This was easy and flavorful. I used fat-free yogurt so it curdled up when I added it to the oil but it all worked out in the end when I added the cream. I used three large garlic cloves. I didn't know what to do with the leftover yogurt marinade so I just discarded it. I added extra garam masala to the chicken while it was browning. Served with Indian Saffron Rice from this site. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2007
It tasted good. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2006
This was easy and flavorful. I used fat-free yogurt so it curdled up when I added it to the oil but it all worked out in the end when I added the cream. I used three large garlic cloves. I didn't know what to do with the leftover yogurt marinade so I just discarded it. I added extra garam masala to the chicken while it was browning. Served with Indian Saffron Rice from this site. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
Easy and delicious! I marinated it 24 hrs. The next day dinner was done in a snap. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2006
This was easy and flavorful. I used fat-free yogurt so it curdled up when I added it to the oil but it all worked out in the end when I added the cream. I used three large garlic cloves. I didn't know what to do with the leftover yogurt marinade so I just discarded it. I added extra garam masala to the chicken while it was browning. Served with Indian Saffron Rice from this site. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
It was a big hit! I made this with some modifications and it turned out really delicious. Everyone liked it. I used 200 g of plain yogurt instead of 400 g. I used 2 cloves of garlic instead of one and 1/2 cup of cream instead of 1/4 cup. I put 1/2 tsp of salt in the marinade but as it cooked I had to keep on tasting and adding salt. I also add 1/4 tsp of sugar in the marinade. I used black pepper instead of white pepper. Lastly I marinated it for about 16 hours and it really worked. I think though 1.5 pounds of chicken for 6 serving is too little. Oh I also added some carrots and green pepper in it. I served with rice on the side. I highly recommend this recipe for those who crave for spice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2006
It's a simple chicken dish easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2007
It tasted good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2008
Really easy to put together it satisfies the curry craving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2007
Excellent! This was worth spending 15 on saffron. The kids complained that it stunk but they were surprised at how good it tasted. We will definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2016
This is a very tasty dish though I added a bit of cayenne pepper to give it just a bit more kick. Definitely going to keep this recipe handy. It smells wonderful too! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2018
Tasted great but we were both wishing for something else in there other than chicken and sauce. I served some sauteed broccoli on the side and we both just sort of mixed the two together after which this was amazing. Next time I'll just add some veggies right to the sauce. Read More