Introduction: Spicy Indian Homestyle Chicken

Check out this spicy and easy to cook Indian chicken recipe. This recipe serves up to 4 people.

Step 1: Marinate the Chicken


  • 1 1/2 pound boneless organic free range chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • A half squeeze of lemon

Start by washing the chicken by running it under cold water. Add the washed chicken along with the other ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover chicken marinate with cling wrap and let sit for 6-8 hours in the refrigerator.

Step 2: Gather the Ingredients

For the chicken you will need

  • 5 red onions
  • A piece of ginger
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 green chilies
  • 3 Star Anise
  • 1/2 to 1 inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 2-3 Cardamum
  • 2-3 cloves

In a small bowl combine the black pepper, coriander seeds, cardamum, and cloves.

Step 3: Chop Vegetables

Peel 5-6 garlic cloves and piece of ginger - set aside. Finely chop the red onions and set aside.

Step 4: Adding the Oil

Set a large pan on the stove and set the gas to medium heat. Add 30-40 ml oil to the pan.

Step 5: Adding the Ingredients

Now add the chopped red onions and marinated chicken to the pan. Using a wooden spatula mix the two ingredients and cover with a plate. Let cook for about 7 minutes.

Step 6: Grinding Spices

Lightly roast the spice mix (the one with black pepper, cardamum, coriander seeds, and cloves) in a small pan. Once roasted, pour mix into a mortar and pestle and crush to a powder. Refer to the images above for further instruction.

Step 7: More Vegetables

Wash 2 plum tomatoes and chop into small pieces. Grate the peeled garlic cloves and ginger.

Step 8: Adding Spices to the Chicken

Spices Needed

  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (for garnish)

Add these spices to the chicken and mix well.

Step 9: Adding the Ground Spices and Grated Ginger Garlic

Add the crushed spices and the grated ginger and garlic to the chicken pot.

Step 10: Adding the Final Ingredients

Add the 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala to the chicken. Then, add the chopped plum tomatoes and sliced green chilies. Mix well and cover with plate. Let cook at medium heat for 12- 15 minutes, making sure to stir every few minutes.

Step 11: It's Ready

Open the lid and let the chicken cook for another 3-5 minutes. Stirring in between. Check the tenderness of the chicken to ensure that it is cooked. Pour chicken into a bowl, garnish with chopped coriander leaves, and serve with naan bread or basmati rice. Enjoy !

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