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Bec’s Kashmiri Chicken

Kashmiri chicken in an indian bowl

I make all my spice blends mild, although the blend used in this recipe is a little warmer than most.  It’s called Kashmiri chicken Curry because of the Kashmiri chillies that are used in the dish.

Kashmiri chillies are not as hot as some, but they still have a bit of heat in them.  Using Kashmiri chillis also gives you that amazing red colour to your dish.  You can of course, turn up the heat, just add a little more chilli or cayenne if you want to go for hot and spicy in your Kashmiri Chicken curry.

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Did you know you can get spice blends from any Indian Supermarket? They’re great but if you want to have your own on hand take a look at my spice blends eBook.

An Indian copper bowl filled with Kashmiri chicken curry

Bec’s Kashmiri chicken

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Kashmiri chicken is as warming to the eye as it is to the mouth. A great meal on a cold day.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 or more with sides
Method Conventional


  • 500 g cubed chicken thigh fillets
  • 15 g Kashmiri spice mix make your own, or buy from an Indian supermarket.
  • 1 large or 2 small onions
  • ½ tsp fresh turmeric can be left out if you can't find any
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp tamarind you can get this in the Asian aisle of the supermarket or use a squeeze of lemon to get a similar tang
  • 20 g ghee or oil
  • 200 ml of liquid – a mix of yoghurt and blitzed cashews are nice. used either water, yoghurt mix, stock as discussed in our eBook.


  • Add cubed chicken to a bowl, sprinkle spice mix over the chicken and massage in.
  • Heat a pot to medium high and add the ghee or oil, when it's hot, add the chicken in batches to brown, setting aside as you go. (Don't put all the chicken in the pot at once or it will stew rather than brown).
  • Once brown and with the chicken set aside, add the onion, ginger, turmeric and tamarind cook in the same pan on a medium/warm heat. Cook the onion mix till it's transparent, then add back the chicken with the liquid of choice, use your thickener here if using.
  • Cook on medium heat till the sauce thickens.
  • Garnish with your choice of yoghurt, sour cream, coriander, parsley, etc


Optional thickeners
Roast and Grind 15 – Cashew nuts, or 12 – Almonds

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