Smoky Chicken

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Chicken pieces laden with creamy yogurt sauce/gravy with a hint of Smoke immersed.

First chicken recipe it is that I am sharing with you all. In fact, this is actually the first one I learnt that came out scrumptious.

You can make this with bone pieces as well as boneless.

Do give it a try, I am sure you will love it as much as I do! !

So, ok, without further ado, let’s begin and devour πŸ˜‹

Ingredients required:

Chicken – 1/2 kg

Yogurt – 1 cup (total)

                2 tablespoons for marination

                1/2 cup for gravy

                Remaining for garnishing

Onion- 1 large finely chopped (for gravy)

             1 large cut in rings (for garnishing)

Green chilly- 3-4

Cream – 3-4 tablespoons for gravy

               1-2 teaspoons for garnishing

Ginger garlic paste – 2 teaspoons

Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder- 2 teaspoons

Red chilly powder- 1 teaspoon

Garam masala /all spice powder – 3/4 teaspoon

Coal- 1 piece

Salt to taste

Oil (any vegetable refined oil) – 2-3 tablespoons


Step 1: Cut the chicken breast into small/large pieces as per your choice and apply a tablespoon of yogurt and marinate it for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 2: Heat oil and to it add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste. Fry until onions changes color (do not let the onions get brown) and the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off.

Step 3: Add chicken pieces, Cumin seeds and fry on high flame till the chicken starts changing color and becomes light golden.

Step 4: Now goes in Turmeric powder, Coriander powder, Red chilly powder, garam masala and salt. Fry for a few seconds while stirring continuously on medium flame.

Step 5: Add yogurt. Remember to keep stirring while adding yogurt and keep the flame low. Then cover and cook until oil comes to the surface.

Step 6: Lastly, add cream. Just a few seconds more to let the cream mix well into the gravy.

 How to get that Smoky flavor?

Step 1: Heat a piece of coal making it red hot.

Step 2: Transfer the chicken into an oven proof dish and put onion rings, green chilly, yogurt and cream over it.

Step 3: Take a piece of aluminum foil and place and press it firmly onto the chicken gravy and put the coal on it.

Step 4: Pour a teaspoon of ghee or oil on the red hot coal and at once you will notice smoke coming out. Quickly cover it with a plate or tray such that smoke doesn’t escape and keep it covered until all the smoke settles down.

And your Smoky yogurt chicken is ready to devour. πŸ˜€

**At the time of serving, you can bake it in a pre-heated oven for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Enjoy!! 😊

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