How to make Chicken Cau Cau -

Chicken and potatoes cooked with a yummy peruvian Jalapeno sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken legs (चिकन टंगड़ी), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Peruvian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Chicken Cau Cau

Chicken Cau Cau 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Cau Cau Recipe

  • Chicken legs deskinned and cut into cubes 4

  • Potatoes peeled and diced 4 medium

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Garlic cloves chopped 3-4

  • Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Fresh jalapeno paste 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat sufficient water in a non-stick pan. Add chicken, two tablespoons chopped mint and salt, mix, cover and simmer for ten minutes. Strain and reserve the stock.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add the onion and garlic, mix and sauté till onion turns light brown.

Step 3

Add cumin seeds and turmeric powder, mix well and sauté. Add jalapeno paste, mix and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Add four cups of the reserved stock, potatoes and remaining chopped mint, stir to mix and simmer for fifteen minutes or till the potatoes are soft.

Step 5

Add salt and cooked chicken, mix well and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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