Servings : Serves 4-5
A spicy, flavourful and aromatic chicken recipe, easy to prepare and with finger-licking results.
- 1 kg to 1.5kg whole chicken, without the skin, divided into 8-10 pieces (you can also just use boneless breast or thighs, cut into chunks)
- 4 tbsp oil
- 3 medium onions, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1-2 green chillies, slit
- 3/4 cup plain yoghurt, whisked until smooth
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chilli flakes (optional)
- 2 tsp ginger paste
- 2 tsp garlic paste
- 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander (for garnishing)
Heat the oil in a pan, then add the whole cumin seeds. Let them splutter then add the green chillies followed by the chopped onions. Saute until the onions are caramelised and dark golden brown in colour.
Next, add the chicken pieces and stir fry on high heat until the chicken turns a light brown. Then add the ginger and garlic pastes, keep stirring for a couple of minutes.
Add the salt, chilli flakes, turmeric, coriander and cumin powder and stir for another minute. Then stir in the yoghurt and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and allow the chicken to cook/steam gently on the lowest heat for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. Make sure to check on it every 10 minutes or so to ensure it is not sticking to the bottom of the pan. If you find that it is, add a small splash of water.
Finally squeeze in the lemon juice and sprinkle in the black pepper and garam masala. Give it a final stir. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve either with rice, naans or chapati.
asalam aleikum.i cooked this
asalam aleikum.i cooked this today mashALLAH its delicious but i didntknow what saute is in the instructions no.5,where u said add the onions and saute.whats saute?i cooked without it but i just wanted to know what is it so that next time i use it.shukran. Allah Ibarik.
W/Salaam, thanks. To ‘saute’
W/Salaam, thanks. To ‘saute’ means to fry the onions in the oil whilst stirring. It is like saying stir-fry. 🙂
Salam!i have tried your
Salam!i have tried your ginger chicken and tawa chicken it turned out great:) thanks…i want to ask what does 3cloves mean…garlic cloves?i m a begginer and you recipes are a great help.
W/Salaam, it means the spice
W/Salaam, it means the spice cloves not garlic. The dark cloves.
i wld like to try jeera chicken today.may i no if using boneless chicken hw much quantity i shall use.
W/Salaam, you will need 500gm
W/Salaam, you will need 500gm boneless chicken.
Mouthwatering…thanks for the recipe
Salaam Fauzia.. Thank you so
Salaam Fauzia.. Thank you so much for the recipes .. I’m a learner and your cooking has helped tremendously.. I wanted to ask you about the jeera chicken.. Do you add tomatoes after frying the chicken? And if so then when do you add yogurt? After the tomatoes cook or with the tomatoes! Or should I omit yogurt if I’m using tomatoes? I want it to be very gravy
W/Salaam, thanks. Add the
W/Salaam, thanks. Add the tomatoes before the chicken, let them cook down until the oil separates from the sides then add the chicken and fry. Then the yoghurt.
Thanks a lot.. Going to try
Thanks a lot.. Going to try it today
Salaams! I’m planning on
Salaams! I’m planning on making this today. I have a mixture of dhana zeera powder (cumin and coriander). How much should I add of this? I also have cumin seeds and cumin powder. WHat would you suggest adding? Thanks!
W/Salaam, you can use 1 and a
W/Salaam, you can use 1 and a half teaspoon dhana jeera powder, and 1 tsp cumin powder. The cumin seeds you can use as per the recipe. 🙂
hi, i would like to make this
hi, i would like to make this today evening…i don’t see tomatoes in your ingredients so am a bit confused as in the comments i see you mentioning to add before the chicken and if we are then how many tomatoes and are they to be chopped or grated? please reply soon…;)
Hi, that is for someone who
Hi, that is for someone who asked if she can use tomatoes to add more gravy to this dish.
how much is 6 cloves of
how much is 6 cloves of garlic in paste?
Around 2-3 tsp depending on
Around 2-3 tsp depending on the sizes of the garlic cloves.