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Eid Special "CHICKEN CHARGHA"

NAUSHABA.TABASSUM's picture
This fried chicken is a specialty of Lahore city and popular all over Pakistan. Makes a wonderful Eid celebration dish.
Ingredients
  Skinless chicken 1 (without skin)
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Vanaspati/Ghee 1 Tablespoon (for cooking)
  Red chilli powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon
  Chat masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger garlic paste 2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 2
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large non-metallic bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
2. Add the ginger garlic paste and the egg and lemon juice and blend well.
3. Make small slashes in the chicken flesh with a knife.
3. Rub the marinade all over the chicken.
4. Cover bowl and let the chicken marinate for at least two hours or preferably overnight in the refrigerator.

MAKING
5. In a large steamer, bring water to a boil.
6. Place a rack and then place chicken over it.
7. Steam the chicken for 25-30 min until the chicken is tender and cooked.
8. In a large pan, heat the oil on medium flame
9. Carefully place the chicken and fry it for 2 to 3 minutes per side, turning occasionally until golden brown. Stand away while frying and use a pair of tongs to turn.

SERVING
10. Serve the chicken sprinkled with chat masala and accompany it with Raita or an Imli Chutney if you like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Fried
Restriction: 
Halal
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
5
Story
Its my kid's favorite dish. Spicy grilled Chicken Chirgha can be made with the skin if you like. This makes a wonderful dish for Eid celebrations. Make this with Biryaani and complete your Eid festive meal.
Subtitle: 
Chargha

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3 Comments

Anonymous 's picture
Thanks for this wonderful recipe. It looks easy enough to be tried at home. Will try it soon.
Anonymous's picture
This is similar to fried chicken! Bahut tasty tha. My family loved it. I also added a little curd to the recipe.
Anonymous's picture
Naushaba Tabbasum ji lajjatdar recipe.