Lemon Chicken

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Flavorful chicken cooked in a fresh citrus-y Indian-style gravy. That’s what I was craving for this morning. 😀

I decided to try lemon chicken. I quickly looked up some recipes, and picked the top two (Punjabi Lemon Chicken by Sanjeev Kapoor & Easy Indian Lemon Chicken by Sonis Food) and tried to come up with an adaptation of both, in my dish, and hoped for the best. It turned out to be wayyy above my expectations 😀

Serves: 3-4

Chicken Marinade:
Chicken – 750 gm
Lime squeeze – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1 tsp
//Marinate the chicken and set aside, at least until the onions are chopped and sauteed.
Oil – 4 tbsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp (heaped)
Dry Red chillies – 4 (crushed)
Chopped Onion – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – 1.5 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 1 tsp
Water – 1/4 cup
Yoghurt – 1 cup
Garam masala – 1-2 tbsp
Lime – 1 (Cut into halves and remove the seeds)
Mint leaves – a handful (finely chopped)
Vinegar – 0.5 tsp
Salt – according to taste


Step 1: In a non-stick pan, heat some oil. Add cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste and dried red chillies.

Step 2: After a minute, add onions and saute until translucent. Mix in the turmeric, coriander, chilli and pepper powder.

Step 3: Toss in the chicken pieces, halves of a lemon, vinegar,chopped mint leaves and garam masala along with some water and about a cup of yoghurt.

Step 4: Add salt according to taste. Cook until done.




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