Recipe Cook Time
|:||1 Hour 15 Minutes|
In a pan, dry roast cassia, green cardamom, cloves, brown cardamom and grated nutmeg.
In a mortar and pestle, grind these masalas together. Take out the husk and bash the masalas further.
Creating a Base:
In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and add a cup of finely chopped onions. Sweat the onions till it becomes pink in color.
Add 6 cloves, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves and 1 chopped ginger and keep stirring.
Add a tsp of the pounded spices in this pan. Mix it well.
Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, sea salt (to taste) and keep mixing them together.
Add water to combine all the spices and keep stirring continuously.
Add whisked yogurt to this masala base slowly and keep stirring continuously.
Add a cup of almond paste and incorporate it in this mixture by stirring it continuously.
Add saffron infused milk and stir well till the gravy doesn't thicken.
Add dried apricots and salt and keep stirring.
Cut gashes into the chicken pieces and add the chicken into this mixture. Keep stirring and let the gravy thicken.
Mix in milk, lower the flame, cover and simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly.
Uncover the pan for the last 10 minutes of cooking to reduce and concentrate flavors.
With a help of a colander, strain the chicken gravy in a pan in such a way that it's only the residual masalas remaining in the colander with the chicken pieces.
Add the chicken in the strained gravy and temper the Badami Ghosht.
For the tempering:
Heat ghee in a pan and add chillies, and green cardamoms.
Add the tempering into the badami murgh.
Add a tsp of ghee in a pan. Add the chillies and mint leaves till it becomes crispy and fried
Pour it over the badami chicken and serve hot.