How to make Laziz Handi -

Spicy chicken cooked in handi – the royal dish!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Laziz Handi

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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 : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Laziz Handi Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 8 pieces on the bone 1 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 10-15

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger 1 inch pieces chopped 2

  • Garlic chopped 10-12 cloves

  • Green chillies roughly chopped 4-5

  • Onions grated 2 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh cream 1/4 cup

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) dough


Step 1

Heat oil in a handi. Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, black peppercorns and cloves till fragrant.

Step 2

Drain khuskhus and put into a blender jar. Add roasted spices, ginger, garlic, green chillies and a little water and grind to a fine paste.

Step 3

Add onions to the handi and sauté till golden. Add chicken, turmeric powder and salt and mix well and sauté for 3-4 minutes.

Step 4

Add the ground masala, ½ cup water and yogurt and mix well. Add coriander leaves, mint leaves and garam masala powder and mix.

Step 5

Add fresh cream and mix well. Cover and seal the lid with whole wheat flour dough. Cook on medium to low heat for 20-25 minutes. Open just before serving. Serve hot.

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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.