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Bhuna Chilli Chicken


Either its Bhuna Chicken or Chilli Chicken... now what is Bhuna Chilli Chicken? When left over bhuna (slow cooked) chicken curry got makeover next day by tossing in chilli chicken gravy then this crazy recipe happened in my kitchen. We all were pretty much overwhelmed by the taste of it. I have never thought it will become that much flavorful! It was completely a different dish, you have to try this to believe me.


  • For Bhuna Chicken:
  • 700 grams of with bone medium cut chicken pieces.
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced.
  • 2 Tablespoons of ginger garlic paste.
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced.
  • Spice powder 1 Teaspoon of each (turmeric powder, red chili powder, roasted cumin and coriander powder).
  • Salt and sugar as per your taste.
  • Little water if needed.
  • 1/4th cup of cooking oil.
  • For Chilli Chicken:
  • 2 Tablespoons of cooking oil.
  • 3 big cloves of garlic finely chopped.
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped.
  • 2-3 green chilies, chopped.
  • Some onion and capsicums, cut into chunks or cubes.
  • 3 Tablespoons of soy sauce.
  • 2 Tablespoons of red chili sauce.
  • 2 Tablespoons of green chili sauce.
  • 1 Tablespoon of tomato ketchup. (optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon of vinegar. (optional)
  • Some salt and sugar as per your taste.
  • 1/4th cup of hot water.
  • Some chopped green onion.

Bhuna Chilli Chicken

Bhuna Chilli Chicken


Heat oil in a pan.
Add onion slices, fry until golden in color.
Add ginger garlic paste, cook for 3 minutes or until raw smell is gone.
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Then add chicken pieces, fry for 5 minutes.
Add all of the spice powder, mix well on low flame and cook for 15 minutes.
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Add tomato slices, some salt and sugar, mix well and cook on low flame until chicken becomes soft.
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Chicken will release lots of juices while cooking on low flame but still if the gravy becomes dry you can add little water. The gravy should be very thick at the end.
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Now that the Bhuna chicken is ready, we are going to make chilli chicken with this.
Heat some cooking oil another pan.
Saute chopped garlic, ginger and green chilies for few seconds.
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Then add onion and capsicum pieces, fry on high heat for 2 minutes.
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Add hot water, cook for a minute.
Then add all of the sauces along with little salt and sugar. Mix well on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
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Now add the bhuna chicken, mix well for 4-5 minutes.
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Lastly add tomato ketchup, vinegar and chopped green onion. Mix well and turn off the heat.
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Additional Info

Recipe Category: Main dishes: Poultry
Recipe Cuisine: Entertaining
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 80 minutes
Serves: 3

Your Bhuna Chilli Chicken is ready ...
  • Serve this hot with chapati or fried rice ..

Bhuna Chilli Chicken

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