18 December 2020 | 4 min read

3 Classic Chicken Recipes You Must Try


Chicken is the most common and the most popular meat in Indian cuisine. Some of India’s most famous chicken dishes are enjoyed worldwide at various Indian restaurants. But if you wish to enjoy these popular chicken recipes at the comfort of your home, we’ve got you covered. With these chicken recipes, you can try the authentic taste of your favourite chicken dishes at home. If you are planning to buy your ingredients, then order it from bigbasket – best part they will all get home delivered to you.

1. Amritsari Chicken Masala

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For marination-

  • 500gm Chicken
  • 2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 3 tsp Curd
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Onion, chopped

For the gravy-

  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 6 Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 3 tsp Butter
  • 3 tsp Cream


For marination-

  • Take the chicken in a big bowl, add ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, curd, vinegar, coriander powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and chopped onion, and mix thoroughly.
  • Marinate for two hours.

For gravy-

  • Heat a pan and then add some butter to it. Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and chopped ginger. Saute well.
  • Now, add water to the pan and mix well.
  • Once it starts to simmer, add salt, green chilli, tomato and sugar, and mix well.
  • In another pan, take butter and once it melts add the marinated chicken and saute.
  • Cover the pan properly and let the chicken cook.
  • Once the chicken looks golden brown, add the cooked tomato gravy to it and mix well.
  • Cover the pan properly and let the chicken cook for 8-10 mins.
  • Now remove the lid and add some cream to the gravy and mix well.
  • Serve hot, with a dash of butter, coriander leaves, chopped onion and green chillies.

2. Chicken Tikka Masala

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  • ½ kg boneless, skinless chicken, cut into chunks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  • In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken and onion and cook until golden, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste, garlic, ginger, garam masala, chilli powder and turmeric for about a minute.
  • Add tomato sauce and chicken stock, season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, keep stirring the pan occasionally, until slightly thickened for about 10 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream and let it simmer for a minute.
  • Serve hot with rice, garnished with coriander leaves.

3. Kerala-style Roast Chicken

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For marination-

  • 1 Kg chicken
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp vinegar/lemon juice
  • 5 Garlic cloves
  • 3-5 Green chillies
  • to taste salt

For roasting-

  • 3 medium onions
  • 1 large tomato, blanched and pureed
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • Oil


  • Clean the chicken and cut it into medium-sized pieces.
  • Make a paste of all the ingredients mentioned above for marination. Now, marinate the chicken pieces with this paste and keep aside for a couple of hours.
  • Chop onions into very thin slices and deep fry. Drain and keep aside.
  • Fry the chicken pieces in the same oil until almost done. Make sure that the chicken doesn’t turn brown.
  • Once cooked, drain the pieces and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in one pan (You can use the same oil in which the chicken pieces were fried).
  • This will enhance the flavour. Add slit green chillies and curry leaves. Saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomato paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add the prepared chicken and let it roast until dry.
  • Make sure that all the chicken pieces are well coated with the tomato paste.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and pepper powder, lemon juice, salt and mix well.
  • Now add the fried onions and mix it well.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice.


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