Chicken Bhandari

chicken bhandari

Adapted from – khadyabhramanti.com

Serves – 2-3

Ingredients

chicken bhandari

  • Chicken – ½ kg (*remove the skin and cut into medium sized pieces, wash them really well and drain the water)
  • Onions – 3 (finely chopped)
  • Bay leaves – 3-4
  • Garlic – 8-9 cloves (coarsely ground)
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala – 2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp (or use 3-4 cinnamon sticks)
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – ½ tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

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How to make Chicken Bhandari?

chicken bhandari

  • Add red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, asafoetida, cinnamon powder and salt into the chicken and mix it really well.
chicken bhandari
  • Make sure each piece of chicken is coated with masala. Keep it aside.
chicken bhandari
  • Heat oil in a pan. Once oil is heated, add bay leaves, cumin seeds and garlic. Saute for few seconds until raw smell from garlic goes away.
chicken bhandari
  • Then add onion and sauté till translucent.
chicken bhandari
  • Add marinated chicken.
chicken bhandari
  • Mix well.
chicken bhandari
  • Add 2-3 cups of water and mix.
chicken bhandari
  • Cook covered for 20-25 minutes on medium heat until chicken is tender.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add lemon juice. Mix and simmer curry for next 10 minutes.
chicken bhandari
  • Switch off the heat and serve hot with bhakri or chapati and rice.