Chicken Lajwab

Delicious chicken curry

Recipe by Renu Dilani of

A Chicken Delight for the family

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1 lb Chicken, boneless, skinless
  • ¾ lb Yoghurt
  • ¾ cup Raw Cream
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, paste
  • ¾ lb Tomato
  • 2 nos. Green Chilies
  • ½ cup Rum
  • Coriander powder to taste
  • Turmeric Powder to taste
  • Vegetable Oil for garnishing


  1. Mix Curd, Rum, Coriander, Turmeric, Garam Masala, Garlic and Ginger with Chicken and marinate it for three hours.
  2. Fry chicken in just enough oil till it turns golden brown.
  3. Grind tomatoes with green chilli and garam masala and fry till the oil separates.
  4. Mix the fried chicken pieces and add 2 cups of boiling water. Keep it on low heat for half hour.
  5. Add Salt to taste
  6. Serve hot with cream and enjoy.



Good! I tried this chicken, but the only thing that bothered me was when I fried the chicken (maybe because of the yogurt and rum in the marinate), the oil splattered all over my stove and made a big oily mess. It even ruined all the oil in my frier. Other than that the chicken came out OK. It was too creamy for me after I added the cream as per the recipe, but again it's personal preference. Thank you!

jean chaurasia

a good recipe, but omit the rum and add some white/red wine instead, gives a different flavour and tenderises the chicken as well.

Aarti Chandna

It did not come out too well. The tangy taste of the sauce is good but the chicken tastes bland as the salt is added at the last stage and does not get absorb. Maybe we should add salt at marination stage

saima sayyid

Sadia, rum is a sort of alcohol. Rohini, you can use brown vinegar mixed with a pinch of sugar instead of the rum.

Shuchi Srivastava

i tried it without rum.. it was absolutely delicious.

Shuchi Srivastava

i tried it without rum.. it was absolutely delicious.

Rittesh R Virmani



I think we can add chicken stock instead of rum.......


pl let me also know wat can be used instead of rum.........


what can v add insted of rum


can we use any thing else insted of "RUM" plz tell me it is very nice recipe and easy to cook

mrs sadia rahman

what is 'RUM'


very nice recipe. my childern loved it but is there anything insted of 'RUM' if yes plz tell me.

saima siddiqui

pls let me know what can we add instead of "RUM".


Is there any substitute for "Rum".


Great recipe.I tried it one time and it was absolutely delicious and easy to cook.

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