How to make Quick Jeera Chicken -SK Khazana -

As the name suggests it is a quick and lip smacking chicken recipe flavoured with the earthy cumin seeds.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : cumin seeds (जीरा), boneless chicken breast

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Quick Jeera Chicken -SK Khazana

Quick Jeera Chicken -SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Quick Jeera Chicken -SK Khazana Recipe

  • cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • boneless chicken breast 500 grams

  • oil 3 tablespoons

  • green chillies sliced 4

  • onion large, sliced 1

  • red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • salt to taste

  • lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish


Step 1

Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and let them change colour. Add green chillies and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add onion and sauté till translucent. Add chicken pieces and sauté on high heat for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Cover and cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Add lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix. Take the pan off the heat and transfer jeera chicken into a serving bowl. Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.

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