Bhuna Masala Chicken Recipe ( Indian Chicken Drumsticks recipe)

Bhuna Masala Chicken

 

Try this dry (sookha chicken recipe) with Bhuna Masala. Really simple and tasty way to prepare chicken drumsticks in the oven using basic Indian spices.

Ingredients/ Method
600 gms Chicken Drumsticks
1/2 tsp salt, red chilli pwd, Turmeric, Garam masala
1/2 tsp each cumin and coriander seeds
3 tbsp yogurt-plain
1/2 cup chopped onions
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 green chilli
small piece of ginger
2 tbsp oil

– Fry cumin and coriander seeds in hot oil for 30 secs. Add onions, ginger garlic and green chillies along with all other spices except garam masala. Fry for 2-3 mins until golden-brown. Let them cool down and then blend with yogurt and garam masala. Marinade chicken in this paste for an hour then bake at 400 F for 40-45 mins ( check to make sure chicken is no longer pink inside and is fully cooked.. individual oven temps vary so use caution)
Once done garnish with green onions, cilantro or you can even add couple drops of lemon juice. Serve with potatoes or over rice. Enjoy!

 

 

5 must try Butter Chicken Recipes

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Indian Cuisine is often associated with Butter Chicken and Naan and why not it’s such a delicious dish. Pair succulent and flavorful Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice or Indian flatbread called Naan, eat it for lunch or dinner, prepare it for friends and family during special occasions or simply indulge yourself. It’s one dish that is loved by all and is evergreen. Yes, you heard me right..no matter what the season, Butter chicken is evergreen. I am not surprised when restaurant owners tell me that it’s one of the best selling dish on their restaurant’s menu.

Whether you are settled in U.K or another part of Europe, India, Australia or North America, I am sure you must have tasted Butter Chicken atleast once or perhaps would have heard about it. Now if your curiosity is killing you and you want to make this dish in the comfort of your own kitchen then here we present five amazing and must try Butter Chicken recipes. Give them a go and we’re sure that one of these will find a soft spot in your heart forever 🙂

1. Traditional and Authentic Butter chicken Recipe : This classic version of Butter Chicken dish is our family’s favourite.

Ingredients:

Chicken and Marinade:
• 500g boneless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp red chilli powder
• 1 tsp Tandoori Masala
• 0.5 tsp cumin powder
• 0.5 tsp coriander powder
• 4 tbsp yoghurt
• Few drops lemon

Sauce:
• 0.5 cup butter
• 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1 tbsp chopped ginger
• 2 large tomatoes, quartered
• 3 tbsp vegetable oil (approximated)

Finishing:
• 2 bay leaves
• 2 green cardamom pods
• 3 cloves
• 1 tbsp tomato paste
• 1 — 1.5 tsp salt
• 0.5 tsp Haldi (turmeric powder)
• 0.5 tsp red chilli powder
• 0.5 tsp Amchur (mango powder)
• 1 tsp brown sugar
• 0.5 tsp ground cinnamon
• 0.5 cup whipping cream
• A pinch of Kasoori Methi (ground fenugreek leaves)
• 0.5 tsp black pepper
• 0.5 tsp Garam Masala
• Coriander leaves, to garnish

Method:

• Add chicken and marinade ingredients to a bowl and mix well until all ingredients are well-combined
• Cover with cling film and store in fridge for at least an hour (more is better)
• Melt butter in a large saucepan and add cumin seeds and fry for one minute
• Add onion, ginger and garlic then fry until the onion turns golden brown (5-6 minutes)
• Remove onion from butter then puree
• Add tomatoes to the saucepan and sauté for 2-3 minutes
• Remove sautéed tomatoes and puree
• Add vegetable oil to saucepan and turn to high heat
• When hot, add bay leaves, cardamom and cloves and fry for one minute
• Add chicken and marinade and fry for 5-6 minutes until it turns white
• Add onion and tomato purees along with tomato paste to the saucepan
• Simmer on low heat until chicken is tender and fully cooked
• Remove whole spices from saucepan
• Add salt, Haldi (turmeric powder), red chilli powder, Amchur (mango powder), brown sugar and ground cinnamon
• Simmer for 15 minutes
• Add whipping cream and simmer for another 5 minutes
• Add Kasoori Methi, Garam Masala and black pepper
• Simmer for another 2 minutes
• Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Naan or freshly cooked Basmati Rice

2. Restaurant Style Butter Chicken Recipe A quick version of restaurant style Butter Chicken, this recipe can easily be created by home cooks and foodies within no time.

Ingredients:
400 gm boneless chicken
Salt, Red chilli pwd, Black Pepper, Tandoori Masala

For Gravy
Tomato Puree of 3 tomatoes
tbsp Garlic, green chilli
Coriander pwd, cinnamon, garam masala, Kasoori methi ( dried fenugreek leaves)
Whipped cream/half-half
Butter for cooking
Cilantro for garnish

The process of preparing this dish is explained in the video below:

3. Baked Butter Chicken Recipe

Take advantage of your oven and recreate flavorful butter chicken in your kitchen by using some simple everyday ingredients.
For this recipe, you will require:

Ingredients:
2 tbsp Sourcream
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 cup tomato puree (I made my own with fresh tomatoes)
1 tsp Turmeric
0.5 tsp red chiili pwd
1 tsp cumin pwd
0.5 tsp cinnamon
500 gms chicken thighs
Salt ( as per taste)
1 tsp Garam masala
Garnish with Cilantro
Bake for 35 min at 350 F ( until no longer pink). Serve with Basmati rice

4. Super simple, easy and healthier Butter Chicken Recipe : Want a no-fuss simple homemade Butter Chicken, well this is your go to recipe. In this recipe we create a healthier Butter chicken with a few spices. Chicken is first marinated with yogurt, salt, garam masala, tandoori pwd and cinnamon, cooked in the oven and then added in a delicious tomato-onion based gravy.

 

5. How to make Butter Chicken Sauce at home Incase you are a vegetarian and just want to prepare Butter Chicken sauce or want to add other vegetables, paneer or tofu to silky smooth tomato gravy then you are in luck because here is your perfect recipe. Many might argue that butter chicken sauce does not have onions but we would beg to differ and suggest that you can omit onions if you don’t want them but this version is simple amazing.
This flavorful onion and tomato based creamy curry is not only great for making Butter Chicken but is also a perfect sauce for making shahi paneer, malai kofta, chicken curry, veg korma etc. This delicious sauce is rich and delicious, great to be enjoyed with naan or over rice.

Ingredients:
2 small chopped onions
3 tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic
2 inch piece of ginger
Salt per taste
250 ml cream
2 tbsp desi ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 green cardamom
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp kasoori methi
1.5 cup of water
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
Green chilli (optional if you want to make the sauce spicier)
Cilantro can be used for garnishing

1. Melt 2 tbsp of ghee and add cumin , coriander and green cardamom seeds. Fry for 2 mins.
2. add onions, ginger and garlic and add salt, red chilli pwd and turmeric.
3. Fry for 5 mins and add tomatoes. Cover and cook for 5 more mins.
4. Turn off the heat and let cool down.
5. Transfer mixture into blender. Add water and puree to make smooth gravy.
6. Transfer back to pan and gradually add more water and let simmer for 2-3 mins.
7. Add cream, garam masala and kasoori methi.
8. Now, in the sauce you can add cooked chicken, paneer, koftas or vegetables of your choice and serve.

Desi Chicken Fry Recipe

Chicken Fry recipe

Learn how to make tasty and easy Chicken fry at home. This dish can be enjoyed with Naan, Roti or over rice.

Ingredients:

400 gms Chicken
1 small chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp Curry Powder
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
2 small chopped tomatoes
1 inch piece of ginger
2 cloves of garlic
(above two ingredients can be substituted by using 1 tbsp Ginger- garlic paste)
Cilantro for garnish
2 tbsp oil for cooking
2 bay leaves
1 Cinnamon stick
1 black cardamom
2 cloves

Method:
1. Marinade chicken with Curry powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Set it aside for 20 mins.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add Bay leaves, Cinnamon, cloves and black cardamom
3. Give spices about 30 secs and add onions, ginger, garlic and 1/2 tsp salt. Saute for 3-4 mins.
5. Ad din chicken pieces. fry until sealed or white form outside. Add in tomatoes and cover and cook for 10-15 mins or until chicken is done.
6. Add in garam masala and cilantro.
Serve with Naan or Rice!

How to make Indian Chicken Kebabs? Reshmi Kabobs Recipe

Reshmi Kebabs

Learn how to make silky smooth, flavorful Kabobs popularly known as Reshmi Kabobs at home. These Kabobs are great as an appetizer as well as can be served with rice, naan or roti to be a complete meal.

Ingredients:

500 gms Chicken pieces
2 tbsp yogurt
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1 small onion
1 green chilli
2 inch piece of Ginger
2 Garlic cloves
1 tbsp sesame seeds
10-12 Cashews
2 tbsp slivered Almonds
4-5 stalks of Cilantro leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt per taste

Method: Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth paste. Marinade chicken in the mixture for atleast 30 mins. 4 hours would be good and overnigth would be ideal. Next thread chicken pieces onto skewers and bake them at 425 F for 10-12 mins. Once they are almost done, change the oven settings to broil and just brown them. Alternatively you can broil them and then bake them at 425 F. You can also grill the kabobs, pan-fry them or bbq them. Serve with Rice and Vegetables of your choice.

How to make Baked Chicken Meatballs? Chicken Koftas Recipe

Want to have cocktail style chicken meatballs for your next get together or perhaps, you want to indulge yourself in a spicy but healthy chicken treat? Well, try out these baked chicken meatballs.

Ingredients:

(Easily make 40 small golf size kofta balls)

1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup chopped onion+1 tsp salt+2 tsp garlic pwd
2 lbs ground chicken
2 eggs
3 slices of bread
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
2 tbsp Curry pwd
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp Red chilli pwd
1 tsp black pepper pwd
1 tsp cinnamon pwd
2 tbsp lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients and bake koftas for 15 mins at 350 F until fully cooked. Color will change to golden brown.

How to make Chicken Kathi Kabobs at home?

Learn how to make flavorful Chicken Kathi Kabobs. You can serve them as an appetizer, or with rice. They also work great inside a wrap, as a kathi roll or simply roll them up in a roti/paratha and enjoy with mint or tamarind chutney.

Ingredients:

1 lb Extra Lean Ground Chicken
1 cup bread crumbs
1 Egg
1/3 cup onions
2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
Few drops of lemon juice
Salt (per taste)
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Red Chilli Pwd
3 tbsp Oil (1 tbsp Oil goes in the mixture and 2 tbsp for cooking)

Mix all the ingredients and let the mixture stand for 30 mins.
Heat 2 tbsp Oil in the pan and place small amount of meat in sausage like shape on to the pan. Add rest of the mixture on to the pan as well (1 kabob at a time)
Cook kabobs until brown on all sides (4-5 mins/side)
Serve with Mint or Tamarind chutney

The Best Butter Chicken recipe ever

You can simply view the video here: Butter Chicken Rocks!

Ingredients:

Chicken and Marinade:
• 500g boneless chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp red chilli powder
• 1 tsp Tandoori Masala
• 0.5 tsp cumin powder
• 0.5 tsp coriander powder
• 4 tbsp yoghurt
• Few drops lemon

Sauce:
• 0.5 cup butter
• 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1 tbsp chopped ginger
• 2 large tomatoes, quartered
• 3 tbsp vegetable oil (approximated)

Finishing:
• 2 bay leaves
• 2 green cardamom pods
• 3 cloves
• 1 tbsp tomato paste
• 1 — 1.5 tsp salt
• 0.5 tsp Haldi (turmeric powder)
• 0.5 tsp red chilli powder
• 0.5 tsp Amchur (mango powder)
• 1 tsp brown sugar
• 0.5 tsp ground cinnamon
• 0.5 cup whipping cream
• A pinch of Kasoori Methi (ground fenugreek leaves)
• 0.5 tsp black pepper
• 0.5 tsp Garam Masala
• Coriander leaves, to garnish

Method:

• Add chicken and marinade ingredients to a bowl and mix well until all ingredients are well-combined
• Cover with cling film and store in fridge for at least an hour (more is better)

• Melt butter in a large saucepan and add cumin seeds and fry for one minute
• Add onion, ginger and garlic then fry until the onion turns golden brown (5-6 minutes)
• Remove onion from butter then puree
• Add tomatoes to the saucepan and sauté for 2-3 minutes
• Remove sautéed tomatoes and puree

• Add vegetable oil to saucepan and turn to high heat
• When hot, add bay leaves, cardamom and cloves and fry for one minute
• Add chicken and marinade and fry for 5-6 minutes until it turns white
• Add onion and tomato purees along with tomato paste to the saucepan
• Simmer on low heat until chicken is tender and fully cooked
• Remove whole spices from saucepan
• Add salt, Haldi (turmeric powder), red chilli powder, Amchur (mango powder), brown sugar and ground cinnamon
• Simmer for 15 minutes
• Add whipping cream and simmer for another 5 minutes
• Add Kasoori Methi, Garam Masala and black pepper
• Simmer for another 2 minutes
• Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Naan or freshly cooked Basmati Rice

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How to Make Banno Kebab

Ingredients :


350 gms chicken boneless pieces
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tsp dalt
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp chopped ginger
1/2 tsp chopped green chillies
1 tsp besan
1/2 tsp yellow chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
100 ml milk
2 1/2 tbsp hung curd
1/4 tsp elaichi powder
1/2 tsp kasoori methi
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
egg coating
1 beaten egg
1 ½ tbsp chopped cashew nuts
1/2 tsp chopped coriander
2 tsp saffron dissolved in water
1 tbsp butter, melted
1½ tsp chat masala

Method :


Marinate chicken pieces with ginger- garlic paste and salt for 30 minutes. Keep aside.
In a pan take 2 tbsp oil and add chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies, cook for a minute and add 1 tbsp besan and cook till besan is cooked.
Now add yellow chilli powder, turmeric powder and cook.
Add 100 ml milk and mix.
Remove from fire and transfer it to a bowl.
To this add hung curd, javitri- elaichi powder, kasoori methi, lemon juice and salt.
Add marinated chicken pieces and mix well.
Skewer the chicken pieces closely and shape with hands. (4 skewer)
Cook in pre heated oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and increase the temperature of oven.
Beat egg with saffron; add chopped nuts& coriander and mix.
Coat this egg mixture on cooked chicken skewers, put the skewers once again in the oven for colouring and cook until egg is cooked.
Remove from oven and baste the chicken with butter and sprinkle chat masala.

Recipe and photo from

~http://www.recipesindian.com~