Special Diet - Created Date : 14.10.2019
Punjabi Chicken Curry
Delicious chicken curry fragrant with a special blend of spices, that is so easy to make and go so well with rice or rotis.
India is such a Hodge-podge of so many regional cuisines and equally easy and complicated dishes across all these cuisines. Every region has at least one chicken curry to boast of. Though I would first think of Butter Chicken when I think of Punjabi cuisine, this one comes a close second. It is fairly easy, as long as you have the spice blend and there is no other complex steps, so you can easily make this on a weeknight for dinner.
Here are some other chicken curry recipes, that you may enjoy! (click on the image to take you to the recipe)
Malabar Chicken Curry
Chicken Ishtoo / Chicken Stew
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk
Easy and Simple Chicken Curry
Chicken and Corn Curry – Makai Murgh Curry
I had seen this recipe for a Punjabi Chicken Curry in Anjum’s New Indian cookbook and I wanted to try that out. When I started reading the recipe, it did not seem very different from the regular chicken curry I make with garam masala, only thing she used a little of bay leaves, black cardamom and cloves along with the regular garam masala. That is when I realized that I had some Punjabi Garam Masala, all ready in one of my spice jars, something which has black cardamom in it and something that I rarely use. And, I thought, before it goes stale and loses its potency, let me make use of it in one more dish and that is how I made this Punjabi Chicken Curry for Saturday’s lunch. So the idea for this recipe basically came from the book, but the recipe is all mine ??
Punjabi Chicken Curry – The Recipe
Chicken breasts, bone in or boneless – 1 to 1 1/2 lbs, cubed
Oil – 1 tbsp
Red Onion – 1, chopped
Crushed Ginger – 1 tsp
Crushed Garlic – 1 tbsp
Thai Green Chillies, split lengthwise – 3
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 1/2 tsp
Punjabi Garam Masala – 2 tsp
Tomatoes – 2, chopped
Salt, to taste
Cilantro, chopped – 2 tsp, for garnishHeat the oil in a kadhai or deep pan. Add the onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic to the oil and sauté till the onions turn golden brown. Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and the Punjabi Garam Masala to this and stir well.Add the tomatoes and let it cook well till the oil rises above it. Now add the chicken pieces. Add just a little bit of water so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Remember that chicken will give out water when it cooks, so you don’t want too much water in the curry. Just about a 1/4 cup will do.Add salt and keep stirring every once in a while till the chicken is cooked well and you have a thick sauce of the tomatoes, onions and the spices.Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with chapatis or rice.
Dry roast all the ingredients except the ginger powder on a griddle till you get an aroma of the spices. Make sure that they dont get burnt. Grind them to a fine powder in a spice grinder/coffee grinder. Add the ginger powder. Store in an air-tight spice jar.
Heat the oil in a kadhai or deep pan. Add the onions, green chillies, ginger and garlic to the oil and sauté till the onions turn golden brown. Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and the Punjabi Garam Masala to this and stir well.
Add the tomatoes and let it cook well till the oil rises above it. Now add the chicken pieces. Add just a little bit of water so that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Remember that chicken will give out water when it cooks, so you don’t want too much water in the curry. Just about a 1/4 cup will do.
Add salt and keep stirring every once in a while till the chicken is cooked well and you have a thick sauce of the tomatoes, onions and the spices.
Glad you shared how to make the garam masala from scratch since I don’t have a jar of that type of garam masala in my pantry. The chicken really sounds great. I am sure this is so flavorful and fragrant!
Hey, Dear First Let Me Thank you for sharing this different style chicken curry as a north Indian I had tried so many chicken recipes even dishes and even so many variants for chicken curry but today you shared this punjabi style and I never knew that we can make chicken curry like this I was a nice experience knowing this so I have saved this recipe in my sticky notes so that I will not forget and I should try this in a day or two coz I also try to write on my not so famous Blog so have to make time but I m sure I m gonna try this . and you check my blog and let me know if you have any suggestion for me as guru lol . okey b…bye take care and keep writing your recipes are awesome
I was so excited to find this recipe because Punjabi chicken curry has always been my absolute favorite. My childhood, many years ago, was spent in India because my dad was with USAID. He designed and built BIG hydro-electric dams. Since those projects take years to complete, we lived in India for many years. Anyway, Punjabi food is a favorite but not so easy to find. I’ve made this curry twice now and it brings back wonderful memories. My parents are gone now but I know they are smiling! Thank you so much.
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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
Sandwich with cheese and vegetables
One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
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Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes