How to make Tamarind Chicken -

Chicken marinated in a mixture of tamarind paste and herbs and grilled.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Tamarind Paste (इमली की पेस्ट ), Chicken Legs (चिकन टंगड़ी)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Tamarind Chicken

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tamarind Chicken Recipe

  • Tamarind Paste 2 tablespoons

  • Chicken Legs 4

  • Salt to taste

  • Galangal cut into thin strips 1 tablespoon

  • Olive oil 4 tablespoons

  • Dried red chillies 2-3

  • Garlic cloves 6

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 500 grams

  • Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped 6

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste


Step 1

Put tamarind paste, salt and galangal in a bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Heat 1 tbsp olive in a non-stick pan, add dried red chillies and sauté till they get a smoky fragrance and their colour changes.

Step 3

Add garlic and fennel seeds and sauté on a low heat for 2 minutes. Cool and grind this mixture to a coarse paste.

Step 4

Add the paste to tamarind mixture and mix.

Step 5

Add 1 tbsp olive oil and mix well. Add basil and mix well.

Step 6

Halve the chicken legs and add to the above mixture and mix well.

Step 7

Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 8

Heat a grill pan. Add remaining olive oil, add the chicken pieces and grill for 5 minutes.

Step 9

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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