How to make Dhaba Chicken -

This the way chicken is cooked and served in dhabas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन),

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Chicken

Dhaba Chicken

Dhaba 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 : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dhaba Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 8 pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Oil 8 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 3 medium

  • Red chilli powder 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger paste 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic paste 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh tomato puree 1 cup

  • Green chillies 4

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat 4 tbsps oil in a non stick pan, add onions and saute till golden. Place chicken cubes in a bowl, add 1 tsp red chilli powder, salt, 1 tbsp ginger paste, 1½ tbsps garlic paste and mix well.

Step 2

Heat 4 tbsps oil in another non stick pan, add chicken and cook. Add 1 tbsp ginger paste and 1 tbsp garlic paste to the onion and mix well. Saute till raw smells disappear.

Step 3

Turn the chicken pieces so that they get equally cooked from all sides. Add turmeric powder, 1½ tsp red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder to the first pan and mix.

Step 4

Add fresh tomato puree and mix and saute till oil surfaces. Chop green chilllies roughly and add. Mix and saute. Add salt and mix.

Step 5

Add chicken to the gravy. Rinse the second pan with 2 cups water and add to the chicken. Add fresh coriander leaves and garam masala powder and mix. Cover and cook, on medium heat, till chicken is done.

Step 6

Mix whole wheat flour with ½ cup water till smooth and add to the chicken gravy and mix well. Cook till the gravy thickens slightly. Serve hot.

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