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17 April, 2016

Royal Chicken Bhuna

Posted in : Non-veg main course on by : nrdubey Tags: , ,

Date – 27.3.2015


Preparation time – 15 min

Cooking time – 45 min

Recipe type – main

Cuisine – north Indian

Serve – 4




Measuring cup used 1 cup = 220 ml

Chicken (bone less) – 750 g cut into 1 inch

Bay leaf

Tomato – 2 make paste

Curd – 1 cup (use medium thick curd)

Kasuri methi – 1 tsp

Oil/ghee – 4 tbsp

Salt – as per taste

To make paste

Brown onion/fried onion – 4 medium sized

Garlic clove – 15-16

Ginger – 2 inch

Cashew – 10-12 (soak in water for 15 mins)

Rasins/kishmish – 1 tsp

Whole red chili – 3-4

Kashmiri red chili powder – 2 tbsp (for color)

Turmeric – 1tsp

Clove/laung – 4-5

Green cardamom – 3-4

Cinnamon stick – 1 inch

Black cardamom – 1

Dry coriander seeds – 2 tsp

Cumin/jeera – 1 tsp


Rinse chicken with water, drain it nicely and keep aside.

In a blender take all the ingredients under ‘to make paste’, add little water and make smooth paste.

Add this paste to the chicken and mix very well.

Keep this chicken in refrigerator for 30 mins to 3-4 hours.

Now heat oil/ghee in a thick bottom kadai.

Add bay leaf, wait for some time.

Add marinataed chicken and fry it over medium flame for 10 mins or till oil saprets from the chicken.

Now add tomato paste and salt, fry for 10 more mins.

Add curd and kasuri methi, stir well.

Put the lid and cook chicken over low flame till it gets tender and soft. If needed add some water.

when the chicken gets cooked garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and turn off the flame.

Serve with rotis, paratha, naan and rice.

In Short


These are the ingredients for making paste


Take all the ingredients and turmeric in a blender


Make smooth paste


Add this paste to the chicken and mix very well, keep it in refrigerator


Heat oil in a kadai, add bay leaf


Add marinated chicken


Fry it for 10 min over medium flame


Add tomato paste


Add salt, fry for 10 min


Add curd and kasuri methi, stir


Put the lid and cook till chicken gets tender over low flame


Add coriander leaves


Royal chicken bhuna is ready

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