Chicken is probably the most popular non-vegetarian food item across the globe. It is healthy, affordable and can be prepared into various delicious dishes. Take chicken curry for instance. Juicy and succulent chicken pieces, dunked in a spicy, aromatic gravy, chicken curry defines indulgence. You can pair it with roti or rice and put together a wholesome meal anytime of the day. What we enjoy the most is the versatility - that's right! If you explore, you will find a wide variety of chicken curry recipes across India. From creamy butter chicken to aromatic Chettinad chicken - the list of chicken curry recipes go long. In fact, each region (across India) has a unique chicken curry recipe to offer.
While exploring the recipes, we came across a North Indian chicken curry that instantly tug at heartstrings. This recipe is called chicken bhuna masala. This dhaba-style dish is prepared by roasting chicken in a pool of aromatic, rustic spices. What we enjoy the most is the interesting balance of sweet-and-spicy flavours in the recipe. If you are wondering how to make this dish at home, then fret not, we have got you covered.
How To Make North Indian Chicken Bhuna Masala At Home:
To make this dish, we need leg pieces of chicken, dahi, whole red chilli, bay leaf, coriander, vinegar, cardamom, garlic, mustard seeds, cinnamon sticks, cumin, coriander, turmeric powder and salt.
Heat some oil in a pan and add bay leaf, cumin, mustard seeds, cinnamon sticks, coriander seeds, cardamom, garlic and whole red chilli. Fry everything together and cool them down. Transfer in a grinding jar and grind well.
Now marinate the chicken with the masala paste and let it rest for an hour. Add that chicken in the pan and coo well. Add turmeric powder and stir fry for 10 minutes. Then add salt and vinegar and mix everything together. Add dahi and cook until the chicken turns soft.
Finally, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti or paratha.
Watch the detailed recipe video in the header section.
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About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.