Reshmi Chicken Masala | Reshmi Chicken Gravy

5 from 1 vote

Reshmi chicken masala is a delicious dish from India. It is a creamy and mildly spicy dish. Chicken gets marinated with curd, turmeric powder, and other spices. Then the meat gets cooked in a gravy. Gravy gets a smooth, creamy texture because of onion-cashew paste. It is a perfect dish if you don’t like very spicy food. If you love Indian curry dishes and wants to try something different, then this is the perfect dish. It is a very easy dish to make and full of flavors.


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Ready hot reshmi chicken gravy served in a white dish on a table

Reshmi Chicken Masala | Reshmi Chicken Gravy

Reshmi chicken masala is a very delicious dish. This recipe uses a few spices, curd, cashews, and cream. They give a creamy and smooth texture to the gravy. This is a perfect dish for people who don’t like spicy food.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Marination Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 people


  • 750 gm chicken
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 20 cashews
  • 3 green chilies
  • 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 5 tbsp curd
  • tsp red chili powder
  • tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 5 tbsp cream
  • 5 green cardamoms
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 5 tbsp oil


  • Take 750 gm chicken in a mixing bowl. Add 5 tbsp curd, 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, and 1½ tsp red chili powder. Then add 1½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, and ½ tsp turmeric powder. After that, add 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi, 1 tsp salt, and 2 tsp lemon juice.
  • Mix everything well with the chicken. Let it marinate at least for 30 min.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai on a medium-high flame. Add 1 cup of chopped onions and fry them for 4-5 min. Next, add 20 cashews and 3 green chilies and fry them for 6 min. Fry the onions until they become soft.
  • Transfer everything to a mixer jar and add a little water. Make a smooth paste of it.
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter in the kadai on a medium flame. Add 1 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon stick, 5 green cardamoms, and 5 cloves. Fry well for 4-5 seconds and add the prepared paste to the kadai.
  • Saute the paste for 5 min. Add the marinated chicken and mix it well with the paste. Cover the pan with a lid and let the chicken cook for 15 min. Remove the lid and give the chicken a good stir in between.
  • Add 1 cup of water and stir well. Cook the chicken for another 20 min.
  • Add 5 tbsp cream and combine well with the gravy. Cover with a lid and cook for 2 min.
  • Now add the chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Let the gravy thicken a little and turn off the flame.
  • Serve hot with rice, roti, or naan.


  • Adjust the spiciness as per your taste.
  • If you want to use boneless chicken, use the thigh part.
  • Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the utensils.
  • Marination time is the minimum time. You can marinate chicken for more time.


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2 thoughts on “Reshmi Chicken Masala | Reshmi Chicken Gravy”

  1. Jake

    5 stars
    Made this the other night for my family and it was a huge hit. Last time I ate this dish was in India 20 years ago. Eating it again definitely brought me back to some good memories of savory food. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. Vidya

      Thanks, Jake, for your appreciation. It warms my heart to know that reshmi chicken brought back your cherished memories from your time in India. I’m glad that my recipe could play a small part in recreating those special memories for your family. After all, cooking is a way to share the love.

      If you enjoyed the reshmi chicken, you might also like chicken white gravy or chicken rezala as they share a similar taste profile. For a slightly different taste, consider exploring methi malai chicken or afghani chicken. Don’t forget to adjust the spice level to your liking.

      Your kind words are the true essence of this community, and I’m sincerely grateful for your support.

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