Indian Butternut Chicken Recipe

I love India and Indian Food. This is definitely – again – not a polish meal at all, but definitely well known around the world and in Poland where Indian food become more and more popular these days.

This is a good recipe to start cooking Indian-like food, and even you are not a big fan of cuisine yet, this is a meal that will introduce you to the richest flavors in the world India is known for.


PREP TIME: 30 min (+ 2h in fridge)


  1. 4 tbsp of natural creamy yogurt
  2. 1 tbsp lime juice
  3. Spices (1 tsp of each: chili, cumin, ginger, curry, 1 tbsp garam masala)
  4. 500g chicken breast, cut in cubes
  5. 50g cashew nuts
  6. 2 tbsp butter
  7. 3 tbsp oil
  8. 1 small onion (smaller than an egg)
  9. 1 tsp cardamon powder
  10. 1 tsp sweet pepper
  11. 1 cup tomato puree
  12. 1/2 cup water or chicken stock
  13. 1 tsp salt (unless stock is salty)
  14. 1 tsp sugar
  15. 1/2 cup sour cream or creamy thick yogurt
  16. Handful of fresh cilantro

1. Ingredients #1-3 (yogurt, lime juice and spices) mix well in a bowl, then add chicken (#4). Put in a fridge and keep it covered for at least 2 hours, but best overnight.

2. Warm up nuts (#5) in a pan until golden, half of them mix in a blender, half leave on the side

3. In a pot: butter, oil, chopped onion and cardamon (#6-9), bring to heat and keep on low heat stirring until onion is golden

4. Add tomato puree, sweet pepper, water/stock, salt, sugar, ground nuts (#10-14) and chicken mixture from the fridge. Mix well, bring to boil and cook for 10 min on low heat, stirring occasionally.

5. Add sour cream (#15) and remaining nuts, cook for another 10 min.

6. Serve and don’t forget to sprinkle with fresh cilantro (#16).


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