A bowl of chicken curry defines comfort for almost every non-vegetarian across India. We love pairing our meals with a bowl of spicy chicken curry. Don't we? The fact that chicken is versatile to the core, also ensures that we never get bored of it. It helps you whip up the healthiest (soup/salad) to the greasiest (butter chicken/fried chicken) of the dishes one can think of. It has a soft yet fibrous texture that makes chicken an easy ingredient to handle and helps you get creative with the recipes. If you explore Indian cuisine extensively, you will find every region has at least one unique chicken recipe that has stood the test of time.
In Punjabi cuisine, one such dish is butter chicken. Soft and juicy chicken chunks, dunked in creamy, butter-laden gravy, butter chicken spells indulgence. In fact, it is one of the most ordered dishes in almost every Indian restaurant across the globe. But if you thought Punjabi cuisine has only butter chicken to offer, we fear, you might be wrong here! Another chicken recipe that makes a popular choice among the Punjabi food lovers is Punjabi chicken masala. Made with rich and spicy tomato-onion gravy, Punjabi chicken masala can fire up your appetite in no time.
Keeping this in mind, we found the classic Punjabi chicken masala recipe that can help you whip up the dish exactly like your favourite Punjabi restaurant in town. This authentic recipe has been shared by food vlogger Vipin Singh on his YouTube channel 'Food Fatafat'. Let's take a look at the recipe.
How To Make Classic Punjabi Chicken Masala:
Step 1. Marinate the chicken pieces with turmeric, salt and curd and leave it for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2. Heat a pan with some oil. Add jeera and some whole spices like black and green cardamom, cloves and bay leaves. Let the spices splutter.
Step 3. Add sliced onion to it and fry till it turns light brown in colour.
Step 4. Add garlic cloves and small pieces of ginger to it. Cook well.
Step 5. Once cooked, switch off the flame and let it cook. Transfer it to a blender, add some water and make a paste.
Step 6. Again, heat oil in a kadhai and add the onion paste to it. Cook till it gets brownish in colour.
Step 7. Add tomato puree to it and cook again for some time.
Step 8. Add masalas like coriander powder, red chilli powder and cumin powder and mix everything well. Cook till the masalas release oil.
Step 9. Add the marinated chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes. Close the lid and let it cook.
Step 10. When cooked, add garam masala powder to it and mix well. Add water as much required.
Step 11. Close the lid and cook for some more minutes.
Step 12. Add kasuri methi, chaat masala and mix.
Serve hot with some rotis or a bowl of steamed rice. Try it today and thank us later.
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