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Chicken Banjara Curry Recipe

Chicken Banjara Curry
How to make Chicken Banjara Curry

A chicken lover’s paradise, chicken banjara curry is made with juicy and succulent pieces of chicken dipped into fiery gravy made with exotic spices and onion and tomato paste.

  • Total Cook Time 35 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chicken Banjara Curry

  • 500 gms Chicken pieces
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 tsp Pepper corns
  • 2-3 Green Cardamom
  • 1 cup Onion (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Channa/Besan
  • 1 tbsp Soaked Poppy Seeds
  • Water
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock

How to Make Chicken Banjara Curry

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Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon stick, star anise, peppercorns, green cardamom, bay leaf, dried red chillies and sliced onion. Stir fry until the onion gets translucent.

For Marination

Add chicken in a bowl, add ginger-garlic paste, hung curd, garam masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder. Mix everything well!

For Chana Paste

Prepare the paste by grinding roasted chana with poppy seeds without water. After grinding it a tad bit, add the water and grind again until smooth and consistent paste.
Next, add marinated chicken in the pan with the onions and mix it properly.
Wait for 2-3 minutes then add tomatoes, salt, chicken stock/water and Let it cook for 25-30 minutes. Add channa paste and cook for 5-6 minutes on a high flame.
Serve with chapati or rice, the choice is yours!
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