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Chicken Dilruba

Chicken Dilruba

Brief Description

Chicken dilruba is a Punjabi dish. It is very delicious and awesome dish. Generally Chicken Dilruba cooked with thick curry. Saffron gives it beautiful flavor.

Preparation Time 30 mins
Cooking Time 45 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients for Chicken Dilruba

  • Onions  2 medium
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Finely chopped fresh ginger roots -2 tablespoon
  • Punjabi garam Masala -2 tablespoon
  • Vegetable oil/ Butter -6 tablespoon
  • Ground turmeric - 1 tablespoon
  • Properly skinned chicken – 1 kg
  • Finely chopped or minced green cayenne peppers – 2 to 3 ( you can use jalapenos/ serennos properly minced as a substitute)
  • Fresh plain yogurt - 1 cup
  • Ground Cayenne and Salt acc to taste
  • Ground almonds - 1/4 cup
  • A few number of whole saffron dipped in a 2 tablespoon of hot milk.
  • Ground walnuts - 1/4 cup

Chicken Dilruba

How to make Chicken Dilruba

  • In a bowl make a fine paste of ginger and onions.
  • Fry this paste in butter in a deep pan till color changes to golden brown.
  • Now mix chicken and yogurt together properly. Cook them over a low heat, until chicken turns brown and mixture gets thicker.
  • Grind the walnuts, almonds, and melon seeds finely. Let them stir into the milk for some time.
  • Now add this mixture to the chicken. Also add other ingredients such as turmeric powder, chili peppers, ground cayenne, salt, and garam Masala.
  • Cook the complete mixture over medium flame for 10-15 minutes. Make sure that the chicken becomes tender and the curry becomes thick.
  • Now again stir the chicken into the saffron milk mixture and cook for about 1-2 minutes more.
  • Chicken dilruba is ready.
  • Serve it with naan, parantha, or roti.

Chicken Dilruba

 Chicken Dilruba



Some Useful Tips

    If you prefer making paste of garlic, ginger, and fresh chili at home, then don’t forget to add canola/ sunflower/ or vegetable oil to it. Mix it well. Refrigerate it and use as if required.

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