How to make Bhuna Kukda -

It is dry chicken preparation coated with red masala.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Pressure Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Dried Red Chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Bhuna Kukda

Bhuna Kukda 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 : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Bhuna Kukda Recipe

  • Chicken 1 kilogram

  • Dried Red Chillies 20

  • Garlic 12 cloves

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Green cardamoms 4

  • Cinnamon 2 inch stick

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup


Step 1

Grind together garlic, red chillies, cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon and turmeric powder to a fine paste. Apply this paste and salt to the chicken pieces and allow to marinate for two hours in the refrigerator.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, when they begin to change colour add the marinated chicken pieces and sauté on high heat. When all the moisture has evaporated, add yogurt with half a cup of water.

Step 3

Close the cooker and cook under pressure till two whistles are given out. Open the lid when the pressure has completely reduced.

Step 4

Adjust salt and stir-fry till the masala coats the chicken.

Step 5

Serve hot, sprinkled with coriander leaves.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.