Monday, November 21, 2011

Walnut Chicken/Akhrot Murgh

Akhrot Murgh/Walnut Chicken is an ezee to cook chicken recipe which has a great taste with very less cooking time. I tried this recipe quite sometime back  from my favorite Chef  'Sanjeev Kapoor's' recipe collection and have been making it more often when ever I need to make some quick chicken curry. I have this in my draft from a long time, but never got a chance to blog. It was my sister you noticed that I've very less chicken recipes here. The reason being nothing but with my hubby n kids any chicken dish is always 'directly from the pan to the tummy'  ;)
Try this and I'm sure you'll make it more often because of its great taste and ezee cooking. Enjoy!!!

  1. Boneless chicken - 4 halves(cut into bite size squares)
  2. Yogurt - 2 tbsp
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  5. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  6. Garam masala - 1 tsp(add/reduce according to your taste)
  7. Fresh Ginger-Garlic paste - 2 tsp
  8. Medium Size Onion - 1 very finely chopped
  9. Tomato - 1(pureed)
  10. Green chilly -4(finely chopped)
  11. Curry leaves few(optional, was not there in the original recipe)
  12. Walnuts - 1/2 cup(Blanched and powdered)
  13. Fresh cream - 1/4 cup(optional)
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Oil - 2 tsp
Preparation Method:-

  • Wash and clean the chicken and cut into bite sized square pieces. Marinate with turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, yogurt, salt and set aside for at-least 30 minutes.                    


  • Heat up a kadai, pour some oil add onion and saute well till golden brown.
  • Add tomato puree, saute till oil separates.  Add green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder and  marinated chicken and saute well and mix everything.

  • Cover and cook till done(till chicken is cooked properly). It took me around 20 mins to cook the chicken.
  • Add powdered walnuts and garam masala and cook for another 3-5 mins.
  • Add Fresh cream and cook for another three mins in reduced heat. 

  • Serve hot with Roti/Naan/Rice/Bread or anything of your choice. Enjoy!!!


1. This is not a spicy chicken recipe, you can add/reduce Garam Masala/Green Chilly according to your spice level.
2. If you want more gravy you can add one or more cup of water before you cover and cook the chicken. Because of the walnut the gravy still remains thick even after adding water.

Sending this to Christmas Delicacy Event hosted by Julie @Erivum Puliyum


  1. Gravy looks delicious n thick..superb yummy!!
    Never tried adding walnuts,sometimes do add cashew paste..sure to try this some time!
    You can link this to my event

    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)

  2. A great blend of ingredients ~ very exotic it looks!

  3. I am happy to know I am introduced new delicious chicken recipes somehow thru my blogger friends. Thanks for sharing. This chicken curry looks so rich and creamy.

  4. wow... curry looks delicious.. bookmarked..

  5. wow chicken look so tempting .. good one

  6. Wow! Walnut Chicken is very new to me and luks real creamy-rich .Thanks for Ur wishes Dear.Truly delighted.U have an adorable collection of recipes which I yet to explore.

  7. Akrot chicken sounds so interesting ,will surely try out this recipe.


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