Among the many reasons that make Indian food a popular cuisine across the globe, one is the use of aromatic spices that make the meal an absolute treat. Yes, it could also be hot and spicy for some, but if you can get past that then you will find it hard to resist the various kinds of curries and stir-fries that grace the Indian table. Indian cooking offers a beautiful melange of herbs and spices, and if your favourite meat is chicken, then there are many lip-smacking options for you to go all out and indulge.Now scroll down for 10 easy-to-cook, fuss-free and exciting Indian chicken recipes that are sure to light up your evenings. We're talking tandoori Mughlai tikkas, fragrant Nawabi biryani and more.
Chicken cooked in fiery desi flavors is a dream come true for all non-vegetarians. Apart from being a very versatile meat when it comes to cooking, chicken also promises great health benefits. Did you know that the human body can derive about 30 different nutritional substances from just 100 grams of chicken? Apart from that there are other lesser-known benefits of Chicken like:
1. Chicken is a great source of lean, low fat protein.
2. It is also packed with selenium, a chemical known for its anti-cancer properties.
3. The skin of the chicken is known to contain the maximum fat; therefore skinned chicken is preferred by many.
Here is our list of 10 Best delicious Chicken Recipes:
1. Amritsari Chicken Masala
Chicken is a Punjabi cuisine favorite. Here's the recipe of one of it's most prized dishes. Boneless chunks of chicken lathered with a rich, buttery gravy of cream, tomatoes and spices. This cuisine is definitely worth trying, especially during festive season. So, impress your guests with nothing but the best.
Amritsari chicken masala is touted to be the prized dish in Punjabi cuisine.
2. Teekha Murg
For all the spice fans! Tender chicken spiked with fiery masalas, cooked in mustard oil with the tang of tomatoes to balance the flavours. This spicy delicacy should be teamed with either rumali roti or khamiri roti to balance the spiciness. If you are a die-hard chicken lover, this recipe is for you.
If spicy is your taste, this special teekha murgh recipe is just the one for you.
3. Murg Malaiwala
Chicken drumsticks laced with delicate flavors of cream, milk, saffron, rose petals and mild spices. This recipe is not made with oil or ghee; but it will definitely make a great start to your festive cheer. Make sure you garnish the dish with raw almonds that only enhance the dish's flavour.
Creamy chicken at its best.
4. Kerala Chicken Roast
A crisp fried chicken recipe from 'God's own country'. A family favorite, serve with a generous squeeze of lime. This roasted chicken could be used as a starter for your festival parties and trust it to be the super-hero of your party.
Right from God's own land is this delicious of all with all its tangy flavours.
5. Chicken Chettinad
For the ones who love a fiery palette! Chettinad cuisine from Tamil Nadu is known to be the spiciest cuisine in India. Chicken tossed with southern spices and coconut-y paste. Remember, this one's not for people who do not like it spicy.
From the spiciest cuisine comes the spiciest dish.
6. Spicy Tangy Kadhai Chicken
A recipe with a melange of flavours - sweet, spicy and sour in one bite! Chicken seared along with bell peppers, tamarind, jaggery, lemon and a home made spice paste. This lip-smacking dish can be teamed with steamed rice or rotis, whichever you'd like the best.
Sweet, spicy and sour in one bite.
7. Chana Aur Khatte Pyaaz Ka Murgh
Chicken morsels cooked with pickled onions in a luscious gravy made with chickpeas. A combination of unique flavours. We are sure, your guests would be in for a surprise and how. Serve the delicacy with ajwaini parathas and enjoy!
Chickpeas and chicken laced with Pyaaz, comes a great dish.
8. Masaledar Chicken Lollipop
The oriental chicken lollipops get a desi makeover. Chicken wrapped in rustic spices and fried crisp. A great party starter to impress your guests this festive season. You can serve it with rumali rotis too.
A desi version of your most favourite oriental dish.
9. Butter Chicken
Straight from a Punjabi kitchen, butter chicken has been an instant hit through the years. Marinated overnight, the chicken is roasted and cooked in tomato puree, cream and masalas. Enjoy the classic creaminess of the dish with this recipe.
Favourite of all, comes the quintessential Punjabi dish.
10. Chicken Dum Biryani
A sumptuous chicken biryani cooked with such precision that none of the flavors are allowed to change color. 'Dum' is a slow cooking method brought in by the Mughals. Food is cooked in a 'handi', the lid sealed with flour and on low heat. The steam thus choked helps to cook the food.
Mughal cuisine packed in one dish.
So go on and indulge! You can try a different recipe every week and surprise your friends and family. If you love spicy food, tweak the recipes according to your taste.