September 16, 2014

Cashew Tandoori Chicken Gravy

Ending up with leftover foods after a party is quite normal but making our family members to eat the same food is very difficult. They expect variations so most of my leftover foods turns into a new recipe. Likewise, prepared this creamy gravy using leftover Tandoori Chicken and served with Chapathi. I had used Tandoori leg pieces as it was my leftover pieces. Creamy gravy with a smoky chicken flavor made my family happy and the joy of converting leftover into delicious curry made me happy :)

Ingredients :
  • 200 gms Onions, sliced
  • 150 gms Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger - garlic paste
  • 1/2 Cup Cashew nuts
  • 2 Tsp Chilli powder
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Elachi
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 6 Tandoori Leg Pieces
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Tbsp Kasuri Methi / Dry fenugreek leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Water, as needed
Method :
  • Soak cashews for 1/2 hr to 1 hr and grind into fine paste. keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add the sliced onions.
  • Fry till it turns brown color. Remove and grind into fine paste. Keep aside.
  • Grind the chopped tomatoes into fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add bay leaf followed by elachi and cinnamon.
  • Add onion paste followed by ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute in a medium flame or till the raw smell of ginger garlic paste goes off.

Add tomato paste and saute for another 1 minute.

Now add Chilli powder followed by garam masala and salt.
Mix well and cook for a minute.

Now add the cashew paste and mix well. 

Simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes or till the raw smell of cashew paste goes off.
Add hot water if the gravy is thick and mix well.

Meanwhile, shred the chicken from Tandoori leg pieces and keep aside.
Add the chicken pieces to the cashew gravy and cook for another 5 minutes in a simmer flame.

Now add the crushed Kasuri methi and mix well.

Cook for couple of minutes and switch off the flame.
Add fresh cream and mix well.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with Indian breads like Naan, Roti, Paratha and Phulka.

Linking this recipe with mykitchenodyssey's " First Anniversary Giveaway ".


  1. That looks so creamy and yummy .Thanks for linking it to my event "first anniversary giveaway "

  2. I totally agree to you on the leftover matter... that gravy looks so delicious....

  3. So nice,look at the creamy consistency,great chicken ,will try