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Chicken Vindaloo

Chicken dish

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

Combination of Punjabi and Goan recipe.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • 3 chicken Breasts chopped in bite size pieces
    • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar
    • 2 onions chopped finely
    • 2 tbsp of garlic and ginger paste
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 tsp of coriander powder
    • ½ tsp of cayenne pepper
    • 1 tsp of red chili powder
    • 5 tsp of garam masala
    • 1 tsp of cumin
    • ½ tsp of mustard seeds
    • ½ tsp of cumin seeds
    • ½ tsp of cinnamon
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 2 cloves
    • Oil
    • Coriander / cilantro / dhaniya leaves to garnish


    1. In a large plastic bowl or zip lock bag add lemon juice, vinegar, one chopped onion, all the spices and shake it well.
    2. Now add the chicken pieces and marinade and leave it overnight or for 4 hrs minimum.
    3. In a non stick pan add 2 tbsp of olive oil or vegetable oil .
    4. Now add chopped onion.
    5. When they turn pink add ginger and garlic paste.
    6. Cook for 3 minutes and add salt.
    7. Add the marinated chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked with lid closed on low heat. Stir in between so that chicken does not stick.
    8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve in fancy kadai with rice or lachaa paratha.



    Good! I tried this recipe and it came out OK. Overall the dish was too dry for me and the boneless chicken breast was tough as well. The color of the dish was not appealing at all, so I had to add 1/4tsp. turmeric powder, reduce the quantity of garam masala and chilli powder. I don't think that I will be making this dish ever again. Thank you.


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