Tandoori Chicken Cholay

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  • Chicken mix boti 750g
  • Lemon juice 2 tbs
  • Tandoori masala 1 & ½ tbs
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Safed channay (Chickpeas) 1 Cup (boiled with salt)
  • Chickpea water ¾ Cup
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) 2 medium
  • Pyaz (Onion) fried ½ Cup
  • Adrak (Ginger) 2-inch piece
  • Lehsan (Garlic) 3-4 cloves
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 3-4
  • Cooking oil ½ Cup or as required
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked ½ Cup
  • Kashmiri lal mirch (Kashmiri red chilli) powder ½ tbs
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) ½ tbs
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Safed channay (Chickpeas) 2 Cups (boiled with salt)
  • Chickpea water 2 Cups
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 5-6
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed 1 tsp
  • Tandoori masala 1 tbs
  • Kasuri methi (Dried fenugreek leaves) ½ tbs
  • Baking soda ¼ tsp
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


Make cuts on chicken pieces.

In a bowl,add chicken,lemon juice,tandoori masala,salt,ginger garlic paste & mix well,cover & marinate for 30 minutes.

In a jug,add boiled chickpeas,chickpea water,blend well & set aside.

In a blender jug,add tomatoes,fried onion,ginger,garlic,green chillies,blend well & set aside.

In a pot,add cooking oil,marinated chicken,mix well & cook on medium flame for 5-6 minutes.

Now add blended tomato mixture,mix well & cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add yogurt,kashmiri red chilli powder,coriander powder,garam masala powder,turmeric powder & mix well,cover & cook on medium flame for 10-12 minutes.

Take out chicken pieces from gravy & set aside.

In remaining gravy,add boiled chickpeas & mix well.

Add chickpea water,blended chickpea paste & mix well.

Add green chillies,black pepper crushed,salt,cumin seeds,tandoori masala,dried fenugreek leaves, baking soda,fresh coriander & mix well,cover & cook on low flame until it thickens (8-10 minutes).

In a serving plate,tandoori chicken,channa gravy & garnish with ginger,fresh coriander & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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