Cardamom Chicken (Eliachi Murgh)

Serve this dish, eliachi murgh, with basmati rice or Indian flatbreads.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 40 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 6 green cardamom pods, roughly pounded
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1½ lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 cup hung yogurt or Greek yogurt

Directions

  • In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the cardamom pods and sauté for 10 seconds. Add the onion and sauté until well browned, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken cubes and sauté until well browned, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the salt, red chili powder, and turmeric powder; mix well. Sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the yogurt and mix well. Fry for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add about ½ cup of water, cover, and cook on low heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 6 green cardamom pods, roughly pounded
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1½ lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 cup hung yogurt or Greek yogurt

Directions

  • In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the cardamom pods and sauté for 10 seconds. Add the onion and sauté until well browned, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken cubes and sauté until well browned, about 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the salt, red chili powder, and turmeric powder; mix well. Sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the yogurt and mix well. Fry for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add about ½ cup of water, cover, and cook on low heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol130mg
Sodium680mg
Total Carbohydrate6g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Protein44g