Asian Home Recipe

Chicken a la Johannine Recipe

Contributed by : Michael D'Cunha

Preparation time : 30  minutes

Serves : 8

Ingredients :

1 kg

50 gms

50 gms

170 gms


150 gms


170 ml

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

1/4 bunch

2 tablespoons

Chicken (boneless)

Cashew nuts

Almonds (optional)

Pistachio nuts (shelled)

Cardamom (green)


Green chilies (spicy)



Garam masala powder

Ghee (Clarified butter)

Chopped green coriander


Salt to taste

Method :
  • Wash the chicken and pat dry.

  • For the marinade, grind the pistachios, almonds and cashew nuts into a fine powdery textured mixture.

  • Add the chilies, yoghurt, 10 of the 15 cardamom pods and milk.

  • Blend into a smooth paste.

  • Apply this mixture to the chicken pieces and leave for 15 minutes to marinate.

  • For the cooking, heat the oil in a wok / kadhai.

  • Add five cardamom pods when the oil is almost smoking.

  • Stir for 15 seconds.

  • Add the chicken along the marinade, stir, cover and simmer over low heat.

  • When chicken is done, add salt and sugar.

  • Stir, chicken shouldn't stick to the bottom of the pan.

  • Finally stir in the garam masala powder and the chopped coriander.

  • Add the ghee.

  • To serve, remove into another dish.

  • Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.

  • Serve with hot steamed long grain, Basmati or Carolina rice.

Tips - Garam masala can be prepared at home grinding equal amounts of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander seeds and bay leaf. It can also be purchased at most Indian stores.