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May 18, 2013


Posting after almost an year..time flies, and what seemed like a tiny break stretched out to 365 days...Well guys lets get this rolling with a oh-so simple, ready in a jiffy recipe that is a roadside staple hence the name- Dhaba style chicken.
Dhabas are little roadside eateries designed for the traveller in mind that offers fresh, spicy and possibly the most delicious food anywhere on the planet!
Here's the way to simple comfort...
Fresh chicken-700-800 gms(small pieces, on the bone)
Onions- 3 large, chopped
Tomatoes-2 medium, chopped
Ginger and garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Green chillies- 2 nos, sliced
Lemon juice- 1tbsp
Pure desi ghee (clarified butter)- 6tbsp
Coriander leaves- a large handful, chopped
Turmeric powder-1 small tsp.
Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek)-2 tbsp crushed
Whole spices needed-
5 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
Black cardamom-2
Cumin-1 tbsp
Green cardamom-2
Whole red chillies-2
  • In a heavy bottom pan or kadhai, heat the ghee and tip in the whole spices n onions.
  • Let the onions turn golden brown, then add the chopped tomatoes as well as the ginger garlic paste and turmeric, fry well.
  • Wash the fresh chicken pieces thoroughly and add to the fried masala, tossing all the time, cover and cook on a slow flame for half n hour at least, adding little hot water now and then, so that the masala does not stick,
  • Cook till the spices are fragrant and chicken is well cooked.
  • Sprinkle kasuri methi on top.
  • Tip in the green chillies and lemon juice and mix well, lastly add salt n black pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with tandoori roti or naans.

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