How to make Kabuli Chicken - SK Khazana -

When kabuli chane and chicken are cooked together with some flavourful masalas the result is simply lip smacking

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना), Chicken on the bone (हड्डी समेत चिकन)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Kabuli Chicken - SK Khazana

Kabuli Chicken - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kabuli Chicken - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) 1 1/2 cups

  • Chicken on the bone cut into 2 inch pieces 750 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Green chilli paste 2 teaspoons

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli powder 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoons

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamoms 3-4

  • Cloves 3-5

  • Black peppercorns 3-5

  • Cinnamon broken 1 inch stick

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Onions finely chopped 3 large

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 large

  • Tomato puree 3/4 cup

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Chole masala 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies for garnish 3+

  • Tomato wedges for garnish

  • Lemon wedges for garnish

  • coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Take kabuli chana in a large bowl, add sufficient water and let it soak it for 7-8 hours. Drain and transfer into another bowl.

Step 2

Take chicken in a large bowl, add salt, 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, ½ tsp green chilli paste, yogurt, 1 tsp red chilli powder and ¼ tsp turmeric powder and mix well. Set aside to marinate till the kabuli chane are cooked.

Step 3

Heat a pressure cooker, add 4 tbsps ghee, cumin seeds, green cardamoms, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon and bay leaf, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 4

Add onions, mix well and sauté till golden brown.

Step 5

Add 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste and 1 tsp green chilli paste, mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Add tomato and tomato puree and mix well and saute till the tomatoes are cooked and oil separates.

Step 7

Add 1½ tsps red chilli powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, coriander powder, chole masala and mix well. Reduce heat and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add ½ cup water, mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes or till the mixture is fragrant.

Step 8

Add the soaked chana and mix well. Slit green chillies and add, and. mix well. Add 6 cups water and mix well.

Step 9

Add salt and mix well. Cover the cooker and cook under pressure till 7-8 whistles are released. Allow the pressure to reduce completely.

Step 10

Heat 2 tbsps ghee in a deep pan, add the chicken with the marinade and mix well. Sauté on high heat for 4-5 minutes.

Step 11

Add the cooked chole in it and mix well. Cover and cook till chicken is cooked completely. Take it off the heat.

Step 12

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with tomato wedges, lemon wedges, green chilli, and coriander sprig. Serve hot.

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