How to make Pukka Yellow Curry -

Chicken drumsticks shallow fried and cooked with chickpeas in yellow bell pepper gravy .

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Yellow bell pepper (पीली शिमला मिर्च ), Chicken drumsticks (चिकन टंगड़ी (ड्रमस्टिक्स) )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Pukka Yellow Curry

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Pukka Yellow Curry Recipe

  • Yellow bell pepper 2 medium

  • Chicken drumsticks 8

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Garlic cloves 1 inch

  • Chicken stock 1 cup

  • Fresh red chillies deseeded 1-2

  • Fresh coriander stems ½ medium bunch

  • Honey 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Curry powder 2 teaspoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) Crushed black peppercorns 400 grams

  • Tomato puree 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste


Step 1

Blend together one onion, one pepper, garlic and ginger. Add the chicken stock, fresh red chillies, coriander stems, honey, turmeric powder and curry powder and blend again into a smooth paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add the chicken drumsticks and fry for ten minutes or till golden. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Step 3

Roughly chop the remaining onion and bell pepper, add to the same pan and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 4

Add the prepared paste, mix well and sauté for five minutes. Add one cup water, chickpeas, tomato puree, salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well.

Step 5

Add the fried chicken drumsticks, cover, reduce heat and simmer for forty-five minutes or till the sauce thickens.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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