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PUNJABI CHICKEN
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 8 chicken legs, skin removed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 1 small tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    1. Heat the oil and ghee in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the cumin seeds in the oil until the seeds begin to change color. Add the onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and ginger; cook until the onions brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato, tomato paste, garam masala, turmeric, serrano pepper, and water; cook another 5 minutes. Lay the chicken into the sauce; mix to coat the legs. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low; cook until chicken is no longer pink near the bone, about 40 minutes. Garnish with cilantro to serve.

     
     

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