Simple Jeera Chicken

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Total Time:
3.75 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 4 tbsp - jeera (cumin seeds )
  • 2 tbsp - black pepper
  • 2 tbsp - crushed red chilli powder
  • 4 - medium sized onions, finely chopped
  • 2 - lemons
  • To taste - salt
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • To make a coarse paste :
  • 1/3 cup - ginger
  • 1/3 cup - garlic
  • 1/3 cup - green chillies

How to Make Simple Jeera Chicken

  • Roast cumin seeds and black pepper in a pan on an open flame.
  • Grind coarsely.
  • Add red chilli powder to make the dry spice powder.
  • Set half of the mixture aside.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces in one half of the dry powder and half of the coarse paste made with ginger, garlic, green chilli, for 2-3 hours.
  • Heat the oil. Add chopped onions and fry till, light golden brown.
  • Add the marinated chicken and saute on medium high heat.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Stir continuously till the chicken becomes tender.
  • Add the remainder of the dry and wet mixture.
  • Reduce heat and cover container.
  • Add some water, if gravy base is desired.
  • Continue heating, stirring occasionally, till chicken is fully cooked.
  • Squeeze in the lime juice and sprinkle with fresh green coriander.