Patiala Chicken Recipe|Punjabi Style Chicken Recipe

Patiala Chicken

Apart from being a proud Bengali and boasting about my Bengali cuisines as I always do, Punjabi cuisine is something that I have always admired and enjoyed having. Known for its rustic flavor, their food is always rich and wholesome. Punjabi cuisines are famously known for its creamy, spicy and tangy taste that I love the most, also very hygienic. Over all it is a divine cuisine flavored with blended spices and often flavored with malai or fresh cream for that rich finish. Their food is simply delicious.

A quick introduction: “Patiala Chicken” as the name suggest is a Punjabi cuisine and since it is a dish cooked with chicken, some fresh cream and cashew nuts, it has to be mouth wateringly delicious. The food is cooked on slow fire, simmered for hours till the curry has turned creamy and then flavored with whole Indian spices, cashew nuts paste and rounded off with some fresh cream for that rich finish. It will be a huge lose if you don’t actually end up trying this recipe at home after reading and looking at the recipe below.

Patiala Chicken
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Ingredients:

Ingredients
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Cashew nuts-paste and Fresh Cream
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ItemsQuantity
Skinless Chicken legs and thighs6 pieces
Curd1 teacup
Fresh Cream4-5 tbsp / For Garnish
Cashew Nuts Paste9-10 pieces
Onions – Finely Chopped 2
Onion – Medium Chopped1
Tomatoes Chopped (large size)2
Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum)1
Cinnamon (large piece)1
Green Cardamom2
Cloves2
Green Chilies2
Ginger Grated/Paste1 tbsp
Garlic Grated/Paste1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Cumin Powder1 tbsp
Coriander Powder1 tbsp
Black Pepper Powder1 1/2 tsp
Dried Fenugreek Powder1 tsp
Turmeric Powder1 tbsp
Red Chili Powder1 tsp
SaltAs Per Taste
Sugar1 tbsp
Vegetable Oil4 tbsp / To Cook
*Full Ingredients*

Tablespoon- tbsp ; teaspoon- tsp

For Chicken Marination:

ItemsQuantity
Skinless Chicken legs and thighs6 pieces
Curd1 teacup
Ginger Grated1 tbsp
Garlic Grated1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder1 tbsp
Red Chili Powder1 tbsp
Coriander Powder1 tbsp
Black Pepper Powder1 1/2 tsp
Salt1 tbsp/ As Per Taste
*Marination Ingredient*

Preparation:

  • Mix all the Marination Ingredients- Curd, turmeric powder, red chili powder, ginger-garlic shreds, coriander powder, black pepper powder and salt with the chicken in a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Marination Ingredients
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Mix all the Marination Ingredients
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Marinated Chicken
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  • Bake Marinated Chicken pieces in a preheated microwave at 200°C for 10-15 minutes straight to make the chicken soft, juicy and tender from inside before cooking.

How to Cook:

  • Step 1 : Heat oil in a wok or pan, add cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves and cumin seeds on a low flame. Add ginger paste and garlic paste. Cook for 3-4 minutes over a medium flame.
  • Step 2 : Add finely chopped onions, sauté till well browned, add chopped green chilies to the onions in the pan. Sprinkle coriander powder and mix well.
  • Step 3 : Add tomatoes, turmeric powder and red chili powder. Mix well
  • Step 4 : Put 1tsp Salt and Sugar. Mix well and sauté for 5-6 minutes on a medium flame. Cover the pan. Once done, keep the cooked vegetables aside.
  • Step 5 : In a fresh pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds, ginger paste and garlic paste. Cook well.
  • Step 6 : Add medium sized chopped onions, sauté till well browned. Sprinkle coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix well.
  • Step 7 : Add green bell pepper, dried fenugreek powder (kasoori methi) and salt. Cook well over a medium flame.
  • Step 8 : Add the ‘already cooked vegetables’ in the wok/pan. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes for a medium flame.
  • Step 9 : Pour cashew nut paste , 5 tbsp fresh cream and 1/2 teacup water in the wok. Cook well over a medium flame.
  • Step 10 : Final step, add the marinated chicken to the curry in the wok. Mix and coat the chicken well. Cover the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes over a medium flame till the chicken is done. Stir in between.
  • Step 11 : Garnish with fresh cream, serve it with rice or roti and salads.
Patiala Chicken
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This is not a very complicated recipe as it seems like if, cooked with patience and love of course. I personally enjoyed a lot while cooking this recipe on my parents 32nd anniversary. So, when are you planing to cook this lip-smacking and delicious recipe at your home? Do let me know your views in the comment section below.

Patiala Chicken
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