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Indian Chicken Kosha

Indian cuisine with Joyita: Chicken Kosha

Chicken Kosha

Serving 4

INGREDIENTS: ( tsp = teaspoon // tbsp = tablespoon)

1 kg Chicken thighs
8 tbsp yogurt
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder
300 gm  onion chopped
1 large tomato chopped
Salt & sugar to taste
½ tsp Garam masala powder
4 tbsp mustard oil
1 large bay leaf
4 cloves
3-4 green cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
Few Fenugreek or Methi seeds



  • Clean the chicken.
  • Take a large bowl and mix yoghurt, ginger&garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric & Kashmiri chili (paprika) powder and then add the chicken to the mixture and keep aside it for 45 min.
  • Heat the oil in a large wok and add 1/2 tsp sugar, 1 large bay leaf, 4 cloves, 3-4 green cardamom pods, 1 cinnamon stick, Methi seeds and fry till nice fragrance come from the whole Garam Masalas.
  • Now add onions and some salt to it and fry the onions. Fry the onion on medium high till the onion becomes golden brown.
  • Now add the marinated chicken and chopped tomato and lower the flame and cover with lid to cook the chicken till soft and tender. After 15-20 minutes open the lid and check the meat is cooked or not .
  • Cook the chicken till oil separates from masala. Then add 1 cups of warm water if required, to it and cook it for 15mins.
  • When the gravy thickens pour it into a large bowl and sprinkle some garam masala on it. (You may add 1 teaspoon of Ghee Or Clarified Butter to enhance the flavour, but this is totally optional)
  • Serve it with Naan, Roti, Paratha, Luchi, Cumin rice or Pulao.



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