How to make Chatpata Chicken -

A tangy chicken preparation

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Dry mango powder (amchur) (आमचूर)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chatpata Chicken

Chatpata 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 : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Chatpata Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken 1/2 inch pieces 800 grams

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onions,sliced 2 medium

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato paste 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli powder 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander powder 2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Malt vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup


Step 1

Apply amchur powder, lemon juice and salt to the chicken pieces and leave aside for half an hour. Slightly roast onion seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds and then grind into a fine powder.

Step 2

Heat oil, add sliced onion and sauté until golden brown in color. Add ginger paste, garlic paste, stir for a moment and then add tomato paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder. Cook masala until oil starts separating. Add marinated chicken, cook stirring gently till chicken is almost cooked. Add yogurt, malt vinegar, ground masala powder, chopped coriander leaves and adjust salt. Mix well and add little water if required. Lower the heat and continue cooking till chicken is done.

Step 3

Remove and serve hot.

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