Tawa Chicken

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Submitted: May 23, 2015
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Total Time:
Preparation Time: 15-20 mins
Cooking Time: 20-25 mins
Servings: 4 | 100 kcal

Tawa chicken, another famous dish from punjabi cuisine… boneless chicken chunks cooked in a beautiful blend of spices and pureed tomatoes….dry fenugreek is another important ingredient used…a very aromatic and scrumptious dish..best served with naans or parathas.

Required ingredients

  • 250 gms chicken boneless - cut into small cubes or thin strips
  • 1 large onion - finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum - finely chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes - pureed
  • 1/2 cup yogurt - beaten
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2-3 green chillies - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds/ajwain
  • 1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder/lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt as required
  • Chopped coriander leaves and mint for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 tbsp oil

Directions & How to

  • Take chicken in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,salt and little kasuri methi, mix well and leave it to marinate for 30-40 minutes.
  • Heat butter on a tawa/skillet, when it melts add marinated chicken and saute it well for 6-8 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
  • To the same tawa add oil and heat it. Add cumin and carom seeds. When they splutter add chopped onions and saute till they turn golden.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, green chillies, chopped capsicum and stir well and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, yogurt and salt, stir it and cook for a minute.
  • Now add tomato puree and cook it further stirring in between till the tomato puree is cooked enough. This may take around 4-5 minutes.
  • Now mix fried chicken and saute it well for another 5-6 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala powder, lemon juice and kasuri methi and stir well. Saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander and mint leaves.

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