Food BUZZ, Recipes

Food BUZZ: Handi Chicken



  1. ½ Kg boneless chicken

  2. Finely chopped onions

  3. 200 grams of hung card.

  4. 3 Table spoons Mustard oil ( for marination)

  5. Red chili powder (according to taste)

  6. Ginger paste ( 1 table spoon)

  7. Garlic paste (2 table spoons)

  8. Lemon juice

  9. 1 large and 1 medium tomatoes blanched and pureed

  10. Whole Garam Masala ( Cloves, Cinnamons, Green Cardamoms, Peppercorns)

  11. A cup of milk

  12. Salt

  13. Green chili paste

  14. ShahiGaram Masala Powder

  15. KesariMethi

The shortest way to heaven, or how to make this delicious chicken preparation:

  • Pierce the chicken pieces with a fork and make way for the spices.
  • Prepare a marinade of ginger paste, garlic paste, hung card, mustard oil, ShahiGaram Masala, Red Chili Powder, blanched and pureed tomatoes.
  • Douse the chicken pieces in the marinade evenly and make sure all pieces are well coated.
  • Let the chicken soak in the flavors for some time. Leave aside the mixture for an hour and a half or so.
  • Heat ghee in a frying pan and sauté the onions till they turn golden brown.
  • Pour in the marinated chicken.
  • Fry until the oil separates from the masala.
  • Sprinkle some water.
  • Add milk, water, and salt and chili paste.
  • Stir well, cover the meat and cook it on low flame till it is tender and the gravy has a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Drizzle a bit of ghee and kesarimethi and serve hot with chapatti or rice.

About Indrani Banerjee

Indrani Banerjee completed her Master's from Jadavpur University in Comparative Literature and pursued theatre whole-heartedly there-after. She has worked with Zomato researching on food and culture for more than a year before freelancing for several food websites. She has discovered rare food joints in Varanasi, to her credit. She had also set up and entire city's food volume for Zomato, in her list of achievements. An avid reader and with food being almost always on her mind, she could do anything to whip up a quick curry, eat or write about it.


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