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Garlic chicken

Ingredients (240 ml cup used)


  • 300 grams of chicken strips or boneless cubes

  • 4 tbsp. Yogurt / dahi / curd (do not use sour yogurt)

  • Salt very little

  • Generous pinch of pepper


  • 2 tbsp. Oil

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • ¼ tsp cumin

  • 1 onions chopped finely

Ingredients for Chili garlic sauce

  • 5 red chilies or ¾ tsp red chilli powder

  • 5 garlic cloves crushed

  • ¾ tbsp. Vinegar

  • ¼ tsp sugar (optional)

  • Salt to taste

  • Water 15 to 30 ml (lesser, better) to make a paste


  • Coriander leaves few

  • Onion wedges or rings

  • Lemon


  1. Mix yogurt, salt and pepper with ½ to ¾ cup water. Beat well and set aside

  2. Wash chicken and soak it in the above prepared buttermilk for 2 hours to overnight in the refrigerator. Soaking for at least 6 hours is recommended to get soft chicken

  3. Blend and make a paste of the ingredients mentioned for chili garlic sauce.

  4. Drain up the buttermilk and add the prepared sauce. Mix well and leave it for 5 minutes. If you want to prepare it at a later time, you can put it back in the refrigerator.

  5. Heat a pan with oil, add cumin and curry leaves, sauté till the cumin begins to splutter.

  6. Add the onions and fry till golden.

  7. Add the chicken and fry on a high heat for 2 to 3 mins. When you see the chicken turning white, cover it with a lid and lower the heat and cook till the chicken turns tender. This barely takes 5 mins if you are using strips

  8. Remove the lid and fry till the moisture evaporates and the sauce begins to cling to the chicken. The longer it is roasted, the sauce becomes more aromatic and tastier but the chicken tends to lose its tenderness. So take off from the heat when it is of your liking. Take care not to burn, garlic burns faster.

Serve this delectable and aromatic dish in UrbanDazzle Serving Platters. It’s time to pay homage to those pungent cloves. So go ahead and crush the cloves on this National Garlic Day and the celebrate it like never before.