Lacha Chicken

A unique and mouth watering lacha chicken recipe for you all. Do give it a try and enjoy. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFUsion

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  • Chicken boneless cubes ½ kg (2 inch size)
  • Water 2 Cups
  • Sabut Kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 4-5
  • Bari elichi (Black cardamom) 1
  • Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 2
  • Laung (Cloves) 2
  • Darchini (Cinnamon sticks) 2
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Pyaz (Onion) 1 large
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) 4-5 medium
  • Water ¼ Cup or as required
  • Cooking oil 5-6 tbs
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 2 tsp or to taste
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed 1 & ½ tsp
  • Sabut dhania (Coriander seeds) roasted & crushed ½ tbs
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) chopped 4-5
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1/4 Cup
  • Lemon juice 2 tbs
  • Kasuri methi (Dried fenugreek leaves) 1 tsp
  • Adrak (Ginger) julienne
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


In saucepan,add chicken,water,black peppercorns,green cardamom,black cardamom,cloves,cinnamon sticks,salt,mix well and bring it to oil,cover and boil for 15-20 minute or until reduce to 1 cup and let it cool then strain and discard whole spices & reserve stock for later use & shred chicken with the help of the hands.

Grate onion with the help of the garter & set aside.

In grinder,add tomatoes,water and blend well & set aside.

In a wok,add cooking oil,garted onion and sauté until translucent.

Add ginger garlic paste and mix well.

Now add pureed tomatoes and mix well,cover and cook on low flame 2-3 minutes.

Add red chilli powder,salt,cumin seeds,coriander seeds,turmeric powder,black pepper powder,garam masala powder,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add shredded chicken and mix well.

Add reserved chicken stock (1 Cup) and mix well.

Add green chillies,fresh coriander,lemon juice and mix well.

Add dried fenugreek leaves,cover and cook on low lame until oil separates.

Garnish with ginger,fresh coriander & serve!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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