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Ginger Chicken

Spicy ginger flavored chicken

Recipe by Dairyman of Dubai, AE

This recipe is an adaption of chinese recipe by the same name. Much more spicy and more lip smacking.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

  • 1¼ lbs. Chicken, skinless, boneless
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 10 tbsps. Ginger, paste
  • 4 tbsps. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 nos. Red Chilies
  • ¼ tsp Mustard seeds (black)
  • ½ tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 2 pieces Cinnamon
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 no. Onion
  • 1 no. Tomato
  • ½ tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Cilantro for garnishing


  1. Put the chicken peices into a bowl and add the turmeric and 1 tsp salt.
  2. Chop the ginger finely and put into a blender along with about 2 tbsps water.Blend to a paste. Squeeze the juice through a strainer over the chicken, discarding the pulp. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours but preferably overnight.
  3. Heat the oil in a wok over a medium heat. When hot add the chillies, mustard seeds, urad dal , fennel and cinnamon. Stir for a few seconds until the mustard seeds pop.
  4. Add the garlic and stir, then add the onion and stir and saute until soft and just starting to brown. Add the tomatoes and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken and its marinade, cayenne pepper and the remaining salt.Stir and fry on a high heat for about 6 minutes until browned. Cover, turn heat to low and cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove the cover and sprinkle in the black pepper. If there is any liquid left turn up the heat and dry off before serving. Sprinkle with freshly chopped coriander.



Good! I tried this recipe and it came out OK. This dish was too dry for me and I would definitely recommend using boneless chicken thighs and not boneless chicken breast. Thank you!


can i avoid using urad dal?

Nafeesa Fijhaz

really delicious........


when is ginger used in the cooking process

afshan ahamed

urad daal means ma ki daal....bengal gram


The recepie sounds intresting,but can u kindly tell me if i avoid using urad dal? i mean will it effect the final taste of the recepie?

rashmi katrak

you did not mention the quantity of urad dal in your ingredients????

Harmeet Hans

What is urad dal