2 Flavourful Indian Chicken Recipes for Dinner

How to cook Indian food at home


Is your favourite meat chicken?  Do you love Indian food?   If you thought making Indian food at home is too complicated, then we’re here to bust that misconception.  You’re about to discover two delicious  flavourful Indian Chicken Recipes that are easy to make in your own kitchen for you and your family to indulge in.

Shristi Patni is an amazing cook, and recipe creator.  She is currently working on her second cookbook.  We are honored to have Shristi offer two delicious Indian chicken recipes for our readers.

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Here  are our 2 Flavourful Indian Chicken Recipes to the rescue!

Indian food is popular around the world for a number of reasons, but what truly sets it apart is the blend of aromatic spices used to give the curries a culinary edge. Indian recipes are a melange of spices and herbs that help bring out the best of every dish.

If you’re a fan of chicken, the list of recipes is endless (and we’re not complaining!)  Wondering how to prepare these two mouth-watering Indian chicken recipes at home?  You’ll love these easy Indian food recipes



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Chicken cooked with fiery flavours is a dream come true for all chicken lovers.

Chicken is not only a versatile meat option but also has a lot of health benefits.

Now, scroll down for 2 fuss-free, easy to make, exciting Indian chicken recipes that guarantee to spruce up your dinners.

We’re talking Chicken Dum biryani and Amritsari chicken masala!

These are two of the most popular Indian chicken dishes served in Indian restaurants.  You can now prepare these two Indian chicken recipes in your home kitchen, to serve to your family and friends.


#1. Chicken Dum Biryani

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A prized Indian chicken dish, this Indian chicken recipe is worth trying especially during festivals.


Servings: 4

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes



500 g chicken legs (1 lb)


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To prepare the Indian rice:

1 cup rice (preferably long-grain, basmati rice, washed)

½ tsp salt

5 black peppercorn

2 black cardamom

2 mace

1 stick cinnamon

3 cloves

5 cardamoms

2 cups of water

½ cup milk

A few saffron strands


To prepare the marinade:

1 ½ tsp salt

1 tsp garam masala powder

1 tsp coriander powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

½ cup yoghurt

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp red chili powder

For finishing:

3 almonds, chopped

2 tbsp onion, fried

3 tsp coriander leaves, chopped

3 tsp ghee



  1. Mix the saffron strands in half a cup of milk. Cover and keep aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the marination ingredients, mix and coat the chicken pieces and let them marinate for at least 4 hours.
  3. To make the rice, add all the ingredients and washed rice, except the saffron-milk, mix in warm water and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat ghee (clarified butter) in a pan and add the marinated chicken. Stir before adding the cooked rice and saffron milk mix, chopped almonds, fried onion and coriander leaves. Give it a good stir.
  5. Cover with a foil and reduce the heat to low and allow to cook for 25-30 minutes or until the water has evaporated and the rice and chicken are completely cooked.
  6. Remove the foil once cooked, stir a few times, drizzle some rose water and serve immediately.


#2. Amritsari Chicken Masala

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This sumptuous biryani is the second of thedelicious Indian Chicken Recipes when cooked with precision can impress the fussiest critics!


Servings: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes



To marinate:

2 tsp onion, chopped

1 tsp salt

1 tsp red chili powder

500 g chicken (1 lb)

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp coriander powder

3 tsp curd

1 tsp vinegar

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tsp ginger garlic paste


Ingredients To make the gravy:

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3 tsp cream

½ tsp sugar

6 tomatoes, pureed

1 green chili

1 tsp salt

½ cup water

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp cumin powder, chopped

3 tsp butter

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp red chili powder

2 tsp butter


Directions to marinate:

  1. Keep all the chicken pieces in a big bowl.
  2. Add chopped onion, salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, lemon juice, curd, vinegar and ginger-garlic paste to the chicken.
  3. Mix all the ingredients using your fingers until the ingredients have mixed well and are properly coating the chicken. Let it marinate for at least 2 hours.


Directions to make the gravy:

  1. In a pan, heat the butter and add the red chilli powder to it. Saute it before adding the ginger, cumin powder and coriander powder and continue to saute.
  2. Stir in the water and mix well before adding sugar, tomato puree, green chili and salt.
  3. In another pan, heat butter and spread it evenly along all the sides of the pan.
  4. Add the marinated chicken pieces to the pan and saute them. Cover and cook until the chicken turns golden brown and the butter subsides.
  5. Mix the tomato gravy to the chicken and give it a good stir.
  6. Cover the pan and let it cook for a few more minutes so that the flavours can infuse properly.
  7. Remove the lid and add cream before mixing.
  8. Top with green chilies, coriander leaves and butter before serving.


So go on, have a feast! Try these two recipes and surprise your family and friends. If you love spicy food, then you can adjust the recipes according to your taste.


Which was your favourite Indian chicken recipe and why?  Tell us in the comments section below!


Author Bio:

Shristi Patni.

Shristi is a content writer and owner of F and B Recipes. She enjoys writing about Intuitive Counseling and Spiritual Mind Treatment. Formerly the Chief Content Officer at Raletta, she is currently working on her second cookbook.


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