Yogurt-Almond Chicken with a Spinach Sauce

Badam Murghi

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By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

The almonds here help to thicken the sauce as well as providing flavor. The number of chiles in the marinade might alarm you, but never fear: the same almonds come to the rescue to lower the chiles’ capsaicin effect.


For the marinade

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup slivered blanched almonds
  • 6 lengthwise


  1. To make the marinade, combine the yogurt, almonds, ginger, garlic, and chiles in a blender jar. Puree, scraping the inside of the jar as needed, to make a smooth, albeit slightly gritty, sauce. Transfer the contents to a medium-size bowl. Fold in the cilantro, coriander, cumin, salt, cardamom, and cloves to make a marinade freckled with dark brown spices.
  2. Add the