Shahi Handi


A delicious handi variation made with chicken and spices is a royal dish that can be presented at family gatherings and events. This delectable dish can be served with rice or naan.

  • Medium
  • 5 person(s)
  • 25 Mins


    • Chicken boneless, cubes1 KG
    • Saltto taste
    • Red chili powder1 teaspoon
    • Ground cumin1 teaspoon
    • Ground coriander1 teaspoon
    • Ginger paste1 teaspoon
    • Garlic paste1 teaspoon
    • Oil1 – 2 tablespoons
    • Oil3 – 4 tablespoons
    • Onion, sliced1 – 2
    • Cashew nut paste1 tablespoon
    • Tomato, sliced1 - 2
    • Wateras required
    • Cream1 tablespoon
    • Green chilies, sliced1 – 2
    • Kashmiri red chili powder1 teaspoon
    • Saltto taste
    • Royal cumin seeds1 teaspoon
    • Ground black pepper1 teaspoon
    • Yogurt½ cup
    • Freshly chopped corianderfor garnish


  • For marination: In a medium sized bowl combine chicken with salt, red chili powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, ginger paste, garlic paste and oil. Mix until well combined.
  • Let it marinate for 1 hour.
  • For gravy: Heat oil in a wok, add the marinated chicken and stir fry.
  • Then separate the cooked chicken and use the gravy.
  • Add sliced onions, cashew nuts in the gravy and cook for a minute.
  • Add sliced tomatoes and stir.
  • Add a little water, cream and stir.
  • Add sliced green chilies, Kashmiri red chili, salt, royal cumin seeds, ground black pepper and stir well.
  • Add yogurt, mix and simmer for 8 minutes.
  • Then add the cooked chicken and mix. Cover the lid and simmer for 5 - 8 minutes again.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Enjoy! Please give us your feedback in the comments below.
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