How to make Lahori Chicken -

Powerhouse of flavour is this boneless chicken cooked with dried coconut and masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless Chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Tomato Puree (टमाटर /टोमाटो प्यूरी )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Lahori Chicken

Lahori 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 : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lahori Chicken Recipe

  • Boneless Chicken cut into 1 inch cubes 500 grams

  • Tomato Puree grated 1/4 cup

  • Dried red chillies 4-5

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Cloves 10-12

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus) 1 tablespoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon

  • (javitri) blades 2 mace

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Onions grated 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomato puree 2 cups

  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup + for drizzling


Step 1

Grind together coconut, dried red chillies, coriander seeds, half the peppercorns, half the cloves, poppy seeds, half tablespoon fennel seeds, half tablespoon cumin seeds, one mace blade and cinnamon with sufficient water to a fine paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add asafoetida, remaining mace, peppercorns, cumin seeds, cloves, fennel seeds and bay leaves, mix and sauté.

Step 3

Add ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté for a minute. Add onions, mix and sauté till they turn golden. Reduce heat and add ground paste, mix and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add chicken and salt, mix well and cook.

Step 5

Increase heat, add tomato puree and mix well. Add half cup of water, mix well, cover and cook on low heat for ten minutes. Add cream and mix well. Switch off heat.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, drizzle a little cream on top and serve hot.

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