Lemon Chicken Recipe

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Lemon Chicken
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Chicken is stirred in with lemon juice and Indian spices, and with sugarcane juice afterwards to balance out the flavour.

Ingredients of Lemon Chicken

  • 1/2 cup mustard oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 20 dried red chillies
  • 8-10 chopped red onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 heaped tsp coriander powder
  • 3-4 tsp salt
  • 3 kgs chicken
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3-4 Tbsp sugarcane juice
  • 1 big bunch coriander leaves

How to Make Lemon Chicken

  • 1.Heat a handi with half a cup of mustard oil and heat till smoking hot.
  • 2.Fry cumin seeds, dried red chillies, chopped red onions in the mustard oil.
  • 3.Add the chopped garlic, haldi, coriander powder and salt to taste. Stir gently on a medium flame till softened and all the spices and aromatics are well amalgamated. Once the oil surfaces, add the chicken and fry on a medium heat till fully coated with the masala base.
  • 4.Add 1 cup of lemon juice and mix well. Finally add the sugarcane juice.
  • 5.Cover and simmer the chicken for 45 minutes to an hour or until it is nice and tender and coming of the bone.
  • 6.Add a big bunch of chopped coriander leaves. Stir through and serve the tangy yellowy chicken hot with rotis.