Chicken Dilruba#Improv

Chicken Dilruba is really a heart catching dish and a unique in its preparation too. The addition of saffron and almonds makes it different. It's a delicious blend of all the flavorful ingredients that turns the chicken into awesome main course dish, which is perfect to serve with roti, naan or paratha.

1 Kg Chicken in bone - cut into pieces
1 Teaspoon Green Chilies paste
2 Large Onions - grind to paste
¾ Cup Oil
10 Whole Almonds 10
10 Whole Cashew nuts 10
1½ Teaspoons Melon seeds
2 Teaspoons Red chili powder
½ Cup Milk
½ Teaspoon Turmeric powder
½ Teaspoon Saffron strands
1 Cup Yogurt - whisked
2 Teaspoons Ginger Garlic paste
1 Teaspoon Garam Masala powder
1 Teaspoon Heaped Roasted Cumin powder
1 Teaspoon Salt or to taste

Grind almonds, cashew nuts and melon seeds to a fine paste with half of the milk.
In remaining milk add the saffron and keep it aside
In a large pan/kadai heat oil. Fry the onion paste until it start to change color. Then add ginger garlic paste and fry it nicely till the raw aroma goes. Add the chicken with and fry till it turns pink to white. Add the whisked yogurt and cook until oil separates. 
Then add the ground nuts paste with red chilly , turmeric, saffron, cumin powder, salt and ½ cup water.
Mix very well, cover with a lid and cook on low flame until chicken tender and oil surfaces, stirring after every 2 minutes. Now add the saffron milk and give it a good mix. Cover and let it simmer for another 3 - 4 minutes stirring in between. Switch off the flame . Serve hot with naan or paratha.
Enjoy this very delicious yummy tempting mouthwatering recipe which is easy to make and is tempting and mouthwatering like served at a restaurant.
Labels: Chicken, Improv Cooking Challenge, Main course
This month in Improv Cooking Challenge the theme is Chicken and Nuts.

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