One of the Boldest of all Curries: Our Recipe for Patiala Chicken Curry
In the heart of Northern India, in a far corner of the Punjab, there is a vibrant and ancient city, Patiala. Patiala chicken is a rich, traditional curry from this region that is bursting with the best of what authentic Indian cuisine has to offer. Master Indian Spice chose this among hundreds of other Indian curries for its singular richness and complexity. Once you try it, we know you'll be hooked. Here is our recipe:
Patiala Chicken Ingredients
1. Chicken drumsticks/thighs with bone: 1kg
2. Cooking oil: 4 tbsp
3. Onion: 1 large
4. Tomatoes: 3 medium
5. Coconut milk: 2 tbsp
6. Fresh cilantro for garnish
7. 1 Master Indian Spice Patiala Chicken Curry kit (see recipe for contents)
Patiala Chicken Preparation
1. Remove the skin from the chicken, make scores in the flesh to allow the spices to penetrate. Wash under cold water.
2. Rougly dice the onion (1 large) and the tomatoes (3 medium).
Patiala Chicken Cooking Method
1. In a large pan with a cover, heat oil (4 tbsp) over high heat an dtoast the dry spices in SPICE PACK 1 (whole cinnamon, cardamom, cloves)
2. Now fry the diced onions until brown, about 2 to 4 minutes.
3. Add SPICE PACK 2 (dry ginger and garlic), and sauté for 30 seconds.
4. Next, add the scored chicken and sear all sides to lock in the juices. Add SPICE PACK 3 (paprika powder, turmeric, coriander, cumin, salt).
5. Add the diced tomatoes and cook for 1 minute.
6. Now add plain regular coconut milk (2 tbsp), warm water (250 ml or 1 cup), and turn heat down to medium-low. Cook covered for 15 to 20 minutes until the chicken is fully-cooked.
7. Adjust the heat level to your liking by adding SPICE PACK 4 (red chili powder) Traditionally served extra hot. Use caution.
8. Lastly, stir in SPICE PACK 5 (garam masala) and garnish with fresh cilantro (optional).
- SPICE PACK 1: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves
- SPICE PACK 2: Ginger, Dry Garlic
- SPICE PACK 3: Paprika Powder, Turmeric, Coriander, Cumin, Salt
- SPICE PACK 4: Red Chili powder (VERY HOT! for heat adjustment)
- SPICE PACK 5: Garam Masala (Custom Blend)