Tawa Chicken

Try this Tawa Chicken recipe. You don’t have to be in Lahore to enjoy it. Tawa chicken is very well known dish in lahore.

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  • Chicken (tikka pieces) 1 kg
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tbs
  • Yogurt 1 & ½ cup
  • Salt 1 tsp or to taste
  • Cumin seeds roasted and crushed 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Black pepper crushed 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds roasted and crushed 1 & ½ tsp
  • Red chili crushed 1 tsp
  • Yellow food color 1 pinch
  • Oil ½ cup or as required
  • Onion chopped large 1
  • Tomatoes chopped 4
  • Green chili sliced 3-4
  • Ginger julienne cut 1 inch
  • Salt ½ tsp or to taste
  • Lemon juice 2 tbs
  • Whole spices powder 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek leaves (optional) 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves handful


Put the cuts on chicken for better absorption of marinating.

In a bowl, add chicken and apply ginger garlic on chicken well and leave for 10 minutes.

Now add yogurt, salt, cumin seeds (roasted and crushed), red chili powder, black pepper (crushed) coriander seeds (roasted and crushed) and red chili crushed, give it a good mix.

Add yellow food color, mix well and marinate for 2-3 hours.

Heat oil on tawa, add chicken with marination and fry until chicken is half done, set aside.

On the same tawa, add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes and green chili,mix it.

Now add ginger julienne,salt,lemon juice and mix it.

Now shift fried chicken on tawa,stir it.Cover and cook for 10mins (each side).

Sprinkle whole spices powder, fenugreek leaves,coriander leaves ,cover and steam cook for few minutes.

Garnish with green chili and ginger julienne and serve.

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