Chicken, in India, is the most preferred non-vegetarian food item. Since India is a secular country, there prevail many religions. These religions differ from one another because of this, and many people do not eat beef or pork thereby making chicken the most preferable one.
In India chicken is prepared in many different ways and recipes. With the maximum uses of spices, chicken dishes are loved by everyone in the country. Different chicken dishes are available in all the restaurants across the country.
Today, I bring you the top most delicious chicken dishes that you will find in India. I will also tell you about the procedures or the steps to prepare them so that you can make all these delicious chicken dishes at your home impress your families or mates with spicy hot Indian chicken dishes.
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Delicious Chicken Dishes In India:
1. Chicken Curry: This is one of the most famous and delicious chicken dishes in India. Different people from different parts of the country make this dish unique in their own way using their own kind of recipes. The spiciest chicken curry is the Chicken Kolhapuri.
To prepare the dish, sauté the onion, garlic and ginger paste till they turn golden brown. Add tomatoes and when the tomato dries up to add some coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, and salt. Allow the spices to cook for a while and then add the chicken pieces. Stir well and cook till the chicken pieces turn golden brown. Add water and cover the pan with a lid and simmer till the chicken is cooked. Finally, garnish it with some fresh coriander leaves.
2. Chicken Masala:
This is one of the oldest South- Indian chicken dish. This is the one of the most delicious chicken dishes and spicy chicken with the best of recipes. It is quick and easy to prepare. Heat some mustard seed first and then add curry leaves, green chilies, ginger, and garlic. Saute them till they turn golden brown. Add onions, turmeric powder, another 3-5 minutes coriander powder and tomatoes. Stir well and let it cook for a while.
Reduce the heat and add the masala paste and mix well. Add potatoes and the chicken pieces and cooked it covered for a while. Add water and increase the heat and allow to cook it till the chicken are cooked. Add salt to make the dish more yummy for another 3-5 minutes finally, and your delicious chicken masala is ready. You can have it with Roti or rice.
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3. Kadhai Chicken:
Kadhai chicken is usually cooked on occasions. It is a popular dish of the north India. It is a chicken dish cooked in an Indian cooking pot called “Kadhai”. It is a dry spicy chicken dish. To prepare this you just need to grind the coriander seeds and whole red chillies into powder. Add bay leaves to the heated Kadhai, then onions and saute them till they turn brown. Add the paste ginger, garlic and tomatoes and stir well.
When the tomatoes are fully cooked, add the chicken pieces, salt and red chilli powder. Mix them well and covered it with a lid. Cook till the chicken are cooked. Garnish it with coriander leaves and onion rings and serve with roti or parathas.
4. Chicken Handi:
This chicken dish is quite different from the above mentioned ones. It is a traditional dish cooked in handi which means a bowl made of mud. This chicken dish do have its unique taste, if you want to taste a real Indian cultural dish you must go for it. This dish is specially for those who loves to have spicy foods. For making this dish you will need to heat the handi and add onions, ginger and garlic paste and fry till they turn brown. Add the chicken pieces and stir well. Add the tomatoes, green chillies, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and stir them well.
Add butter and salt to make the dish more yummy and healthy. Then add a little amount of water and cook it covered lowering the heat. Finally garnish it with some fresh coriander leaves and fresh chopped green chillies.
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5. Butter Chicken:
This is one of the dish that is very popular in almost all the restaurants in India. It is also called ‘murgh makhani’, a popular dish of punjab. This dish is really delicious that the mention of the name itself may water your mouth. To cook this dish, you have to keep the chicken marinated for 3- 4 hours. Melt the butter in the medium heated saucepan. Add garam masala, ginger, garlic paste and green chilly pepper and saute for 5 minutes.
Then add tomatoes, chilli powder and salt and few drops of liquid smoke and bring it to boil. Reduce the heat and allow it to simmer. Now bring it to boil. Place the chicken and pan dripped in a sauce mixture and simmer in lower heat till the liquid is reduced by 1/3. Finally add salt to taste and garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves.
6. Chicken Kurma:
This is another famous chicken dish of India. It is kids friendly because it is not very spicy. With the thick gravy, this dish taste delicious. This dish is served with simple rice or pulao or even with chicken biryani. To make this dish, you first need to fry the dry spices in the oil til they sizzle. Add onions, chilli and salt and fry til they turn brown. Add ginger and garlic paste and fry them till the raw smell disappears.
Now add the chicken and little more of salt and stir it well, cover the mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, garam masala and fry for another 3 minutes. Then add the curry with leaves and coconut paste, also add yogurt and continue to fry for more taste.
Pour water just to make medium consistency gravy and cook it covered till the chicken turns tender. Garnish the dish with coriander or mint leaves before serving.
In the above paragraphs, I have given all the spicy and hot chicken recipes of India which you can try out at your home. If you have never tasted all these dishes, then believe me you will never find any other delicious chicken dishes then this is India, if you are searching for a nonveg dish. I hope this article have been helped you in making chicken dish more yummy with the real Indian flavor. You can share this to your social media timeline to share this recipe with your mate, or if you are having any more queries, then you can drop comment below.