How to make Black Sukka Chicken -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Black Sukka Chicken

Black Sukka Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Black Sukka Chicken Recipe

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

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried coconut 50 grams

  • Onions , unpeeled 3 medium

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 1/2 inch

  • Cloves 2-3

  • Black peppercorns 4-5

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Ginger 1/2 inch

  • Garlic 10 cloves

  • Green chillies 3

  • Fresh coriander leaves , roughly chopped 4 tablespoons

  • Oil 5 tablespoons

  • Onionl , chopped 1 medium

  • Bhakri to serve


Step 1

Take the chicken in a large bowl, add yogurt, salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder, mix well and set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Roast the dried coconut and onions on direct flame till charred. Peel the onions and roughly chop them along with coconut.

Step 3

Heat a non-stick pan, add coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon, cloves, black peppercorns and bay leaf and dry roast till fragrant.

Step 4

Transfer onion, coconut, roasted spices, ginger, garlic, green chillies and coriander leaves into mixer jar, add ½ cup water and grind to a fine paste.

Step 5

Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the chopped onion and sauté till golden brown. Add the ground paste and sauté till oil separates.

Step 6

Add the marinated chicken and sear on high heat for 5-6 minutes. Add ¼ cup water and mix well.

Step 7

Cover, pour some water over the lid and cook for 10-15 minutes or till the chicken is tender.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot with bhakri.

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