Chicken Chaap - Regular

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Chicken - 1 Kg
Ginger paste - 2 tbsp
Garlic paste - 3 tbsp
Onion - 2 (medium)
Cashew nuts - 80 g
Poppy seeds - 40 g
Yogurt - 200 g
Coconut powder - 1 tbsp
Red chili powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Refined oil - 6 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Shahi Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Mace [Jayatri] - 1 tsp
Saffron [Kesar] - 1/2 tsp
Alu Bokhara (Dry plum) - 1 tbsp
Cardamom - 4 pcs
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Black pepper - 4 pcs
Kewra water - 2 tsp
Rose water - 2 tsp
Salt - As per taste

Chicken Chaap - Regular

Chicken Chaap makes a marvelous combination with Biryanis. It also goes very well with Pulaos, Jeera Rice & many more. This dish has many variations & super easy to prepare.


15 mins


- Make paste of onions
- Dip the poppy seed in warm water and keep it for 10 minutes.
- Wash chicken and remove water completely. No water should be present. If require use a clean cotton cloth to wipe off water.
- Slit the chicken pieces, so spices will go deep inside chicken during marination.
- Make paste of the poppy seed (use mixer grinder)

4 hrs


- Mix half of ginger paste (1 tbsp), half of garlic paste (2 tsp), poppy seed paste, yogurt, coconut powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, mace powder, 1 tsp keora water, 1 tsp rose water, half refined oil (3 tbsp) and salt with chicken properly.
- Refrigerate chicken as 10 degree Celcius for 4 hours.

30 mins


- Warm ghee and oil in a pan in medium heat
- Put cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper in the oil.
- When aroma starts coming out, put onion paste in it. Cook it for 30-45 seconds.
- Put garlic paste, ginger paste and keep cooking. Keep on stirring it while cooking.
- When the mixture starts turning brown, put the marinated chicken in it and continue cooking for nearly 10 minutes.
- You will notice chicken will release oil. Now, mix kesar dipped in milk and cashew paste in it and cook for another 15-20 minutes. [If you need more gravy, then add some water]

Salma Khatun

Salma Khatun

Jul 16, 2017

I love cooking and gardening. I am a YouTuber and runs the channel SalmaTheChef!