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Punjabi Chicken in Thick Gravy Recipe

Punjabi Chicken in Thick Gravy

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"This is a type of chicken curry in a thick gravy with a nice spicy flavor, but is not too hot. You may adjust the 'heat' by adding more serrano peppers."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 21, 2009

This is an awesome "everyday" Indian dish. The person Rumshack74 who gave this a poor rating must not have used proper spices. Or maybe she was expecting normal Indian food to taste like resturant food? There is no way a dish with 1 table spoon of garam masala can be lacking in flavour! And I don't know of any Indian who uses "curry powder" one finds in non-Indian grocery. It has disgusting flavour!! Anyway, I recommend you not pay attention to her review and try this recipe!!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 01, 2008

I'm sorry to give this recipe such a low rating but it had absolutely NO flavor. I followed the directions to the letter. In order to save the dish, I had to triple the amount of spices, added some curry powder, chicken broth instead of water and salt. I don't like rating a recipe unless I have great things to review. Unfortunately, this recipe was such a dissapointment, I wanted to share my experience. I wish I could have enjoyed it more.


23 Ratings

Aug 24, 2009

this is one of the best chicken dishes ever. incredibly flavorful. my son is home from college and his best friend in college is Indian. they eat a lot of Indian food. when I made this, we all agreed that it was tastier than anything we had had in awhile. almost too easy to make. all my seasonings were the regular dried variety. I add lots of Cayenne pepper. we like it real real hot at my camp.

Nov 14, 2007

This is one of the best "curry" dishes I have ever made. The family loved it and I am already craving to eat it again. I skipped the ghee and had to use powdered garlic and ginger but it was still awesome!

Mar 02, 2010

Make sure your spices are FRESH!!! I tried it a second time with a new batch of Garam masala and it made all of the difference. Also used skinless chicken thighs. Good left overs too!!!

Feb 18, 2009

Very good flavor. I used less water so that it was less soupy. Recommended

Aug 18, 2014

OUTSTANDING! Because chicken drumsticks are messy in a sauce, I used 1.5 lbs. skinless boneless chicken thighs. I served this over rice, but when I make it again I plan to serve it over rice with green peas mixed in.

Mar 04, 2009

Great recipe. I enjoyed it. The flavours were great and the sauce was nice. Easy to make with not that many spices required. Don't forget to add the salt!


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 21.5 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 27.7 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 104 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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