Authentic Recipe of Afghani Chicken

Food knows no boundaries. The food aficionado always appreciates great food recipes, be it from cross country. Here, we are providing a mouth-watering recipe for Afghani Chicken from the region known for its walnuts. Yes, Afghanistan!

Along with butter Nan, it makes a complementary food and an ideal dish for dying-heart chicken lovers. This authentic recipe discovers the secret tastes of Afghani Chicken. Now, you no more have to take rounds of restaurants and hotels as you can prepare it at your home.

You’ll enjoy the rich nutty and creamy gravy along with the tanginess of spices. The dish is easy to prepare as it does not need onions, tomatoes, and other traditional ingredients.


  • ½-1 Kg Chicken cut into quarters and skin removed
  • 10-15 pieces of cashew nut
  • 2 teaspoons of lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons of mashed ginger and garlic paste
  • 3-4 tablespoons of rich fresh cream
  • 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • Salt and powdered black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon oil (refined or mustard)
  • 1-1.5 tbsp of dried fenugreek leaves (Kasuri Methi)
  • 3 tbsp of curd/yogurt
  • 1 tsp of garam masala and chaat masala each


Preparation Method

  1. Make a fine paste of cashews along with yogurt.
  2. Now, take a bowl and mix all the ingredients, excluding oil. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and leave it to get marinated at least for 2-2.5 hrs.
  3. Heat mustard oil/refined oil in a pan. Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces until half-cooked and turn beautifully golden brown.
  4. Add the leftover marinade to the cooking pan and add a little water.
  5. Now cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Garnish the dish with Kasuri methi. Stir well; add some butter.
    Your Afghani Chicken is ready to serve. You can try a variety of combinations with it. It can be served hot along with chapatti, rice, or Nan with a little butter on it.

As said, the way to a man’s heart is from his stomach and this Afghan Chicken recipe will win your hubby’s heart for sure. This dish is definitely going to make waves at family dinners too.

Making such delicious and sumptuous food will not only make him happy but you can make a good control on to him and your family. (wink)

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