Malvani Chicken Masala

Malvani recipe, where pre-marinated chicken is slow cooked with spices, turmeric and cashews



Ready In:

2hrs 30min



Good For:



About this Recipe

By: Nayan Khadapkar

One of our favorite and authentic dishes, the recipe uses wet cashews along with grated coconut to thicken the gravy and impart a taste, which is unique. However the wet Cashews required to make this recipe are available only during the summer season


  • 1 Kg Chicken
  • 1 Onion (long chopped)
  • 1/2 grated coconut
  • 1 small container wet cashews
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 1 small bowl coriander
  • 2 teaspoon tumeric
  • 35 gms Kokan Bazar Malvani Masala
  • 2 big spoons of oil
  • 1 big spoon of ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 Green chilly
  • 1 finely chopped Onion
    Salt as per taste


Do not cook chicken in cooker

While taking the pan off the gas, add one spoon of ghee.

Use our Authentic Malvani masala for aroma and flavor


High in Proteins and Carbs, it is best served with Rice / Chapatis / Vade

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Take chicken pieces and marinate it with turmeric, salt, ginger and green chilly. Set aside

Step 2

Fry the chopped onions till they are golden brown. Add grated coconut and fry till it is golden brown. Grind it using a mixer into a fine paste

Step 3

In a pan add oil, finely chopped onion and fry till it’s golden brown in colour. Add the above marinated chicken and let it cook on low flame for 10 minutes (do not add water). 

Step 4

Add Kokan Bazar Malvani Masala and wet cashews. Fry till the oil separates, add the onion and Coconut paste.

Step 5

Add water as per requirement (restrict it to 1 glass of water) and simmer on low flame till done.