Chicken Banjara Curry Recipe - Chicken Curry Restaurant Style - Murgh Banjara Curry - Varun

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Aug. 26, 2019

Learn how to make Chicken Bajara Curry at home with chef Varun on Get Curried. A finger licking good dish, the authentic Chicken Banjara Curry Recipe is a chicken curry made with whole spices and a classic base of onions and spices. Serve it along with tandoori roti and jeera rice for a simple weekday lunch. Banjara literally means Gypsy. Banjara Murgh is cooking the chicken in gypsy style where the spices are not ground into a smooth powder but pounded coarsely using a pestle. This dish is heavily influenced by the Nomadic way of lifestyle . The freshly pounded spices gave it a real authentic flavor. The dish is simple, easy to make, has a nice thick gravy, and really tasty.


Vegetable oil 4 Tablespoon
Cinnamon stick 1
Star anise 1
Pepper corn 8
Green cardamom 5
Bay leaf 1
Dried red chiles 3
Sliced onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For marination and gravy:
Chicken 500 Gram
Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
Curd 4 Tablespoon
Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Roasted chana 2 Tablespoon
Poppy seeds 2 Tablespoon , soaked
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Tomato 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. Let's start with heating up the Oil in the Pan and add Cinnamon Stick, Star Anise, Pepper Corns, Green Cardamom, Bay Leaf, Dried Red Chillies, Onion (sliced).

2. In the Mean time let's marinate the chicken for which add the Chicken in the bowl with Ginger-Garlic Paste, Curd, Garam Masala, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder. Next, mix it together properly. Now prepare the paste for which grind the Roasted Channa with Poppy Seeds (soaked) then grind it without water at the beginning then add the water grind it again.


3. Next, add the Chicken to the Pan with the Onions and mix it properly then add Tomato, Salt, Chicken Stock, Water. Now, let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes then add the Paste and let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes on a high flame


4. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2