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How to Make Chicken Akbari Recipe | Best Chicken Recipe in 30 mins

How to Make Chicken Akbari Recipe

The chicken Akbari recipe is an essential part of the native Indian cuisine, which used to be the Chicken Akbari dish in the royal cuisine during the Mughal period.

And we all know the Mughal emperor was very fond of eating, whatever recipe was his favorite, that dish was named after him, Chicken Akbari is also named in the same way.

It is said that, before the Mughals, Rajputs used to call this dish Murg Mussamman, when Akbar first ate it, he liked it very much, after which the name of this dish was changed to Chicken Akbari.

Don’t be upset to hear the royal name of this dish. It would be difficult to make this dish, but it is very easy to make Chicken Akbari.

So what’s the delay? Try this recipe at home today and make your family members happy.


1 Kg Chicken
4 Tablespoon mustard oil
2 Tablespoon ginger garlic paste
4 Green chilies
2 Tablespoon red chili powder
1 Cup curd (Yogurt)
100 gm Cashews
4 Cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Cup onion
1 Cup tomato
2½ Teaspoon garam masala powder
100 gm Coconut
1 Tablespoon turmeric
4 Tablespoon ghee
4 Green cardamom
3 Tablespoon coriander powder
1 Tablespoon salt (According to your taste)

How to Make Chicken Akbari Recipe Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1, Prepare the spices (Masala)

To make Chicken Akbari, first Wash the chicken pieces thoroughly with fresh water and dry them after draining all the water.

Now take a pan and put 4 spoons of oil or ghee, and when the oil turns hot, add whole spices green cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon, and let it roast for a few seconds till slight color changes.

Add the finely chopped onions and green chilies, Sauté the onions and chilies until they turn translucent.

After that add the ginger-garlic paste and a few seconds later add finely chopped tomatoes. And also add salt, so that the tomatoes cook quickly.

Step 2, Add the chicken to the pan and cook

When the tomato is half cooked, add the chicken and cook till the color of the chicken gets changes. After that, add all the spices like coriander powder,

red chili powder, cinnamon, garam masala powder, turmeric, and coriander powder. Stir well and let cook properly. Then add the curd and close the pan lid.

Step 3, Add the paste of coconut and cashew paste

As long as the pan lid is closed, prepare a paste of coconut pulp and cashew nuts in the grinder, and add some water as needed so that a fine paste can be made.

When the chicken starts smelling good and the oil starts separating, then add cashew and coconut paste with around 1 cup of water and chopped coriander leaves.

After that, close the lid for 6 to 7 minutes and let it cook.

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Serving Suggestions

You can serve chicken Akbari with butter naan or even with rotis, parathas

Total Time-1hr Preparation Time-20minsCalories-545For how many people- 8 Nos

Pro Tips

If you like the taste of tomatoes in chicken curry, then you can also mix tomato paste with cashew and coconut paste.

If you want, before taking the chicken Akbari off the flame, you can add half to 1 teaspoon of Kasturi fenugreek.

Also, watch the Video for How to Make Chicken Akbari Recipe

FAQ# Frequently asked question

What is Chicken Akbari?

Chicken Akbari is an essential part of the native Indian cuisine, which used to be the Chicken Akbari dish in the royal cuisine during the Mughal period.

What are the ingredients required for Chicken Akbari Recipe?

Chicken, Mustard oil, Ginger garlic paste, Green chilies, Red chili powder, Curd, Cashews, Cloves, Cinnamon, Onion, Tomato, Garam masala powder, Coconut, Turmeric, Ghee, Cardamom, Coriander powder, Salt

How long does it take to cook Chicken Akbari?

Chicken Akbari generally requires 1 hour to 1:20 minutes to cook, preparation time takes about 20 minutes



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