Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Peshawar is the oldest living city of Asia.
Peshwari chicken is a unique curry made by Afghan tribes and northern Pakisthani people (Peshwari's). Its an easy chicken dish in which 90% is done with marination and only 10minutes needed for cooking. 

Ingredients : 

Chicken : 1/2kg, medium, Cleaned
Onion  :  1/2, Sliced 
Turmeric Powder : 1/4tsp
Ghee : 5tbsp + 1tbsp
Curd : 1/2Cup
Lemon juice : 1tsp

First marination :

Chilli powder : 1tsp
Coriander powder : 1tsp
Pepper powder : 1tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2tsp
Fenugreek Seeds  : 1/4tsp
Fennel Powder  : 1/4tsp
Cardamom : 3
Cloves : 3
Cinaamon : 1 inch piece

Second Marination : 

Onion : 1,medium, finely chopped
Ginger : 1 1/2inch piece, finely chopped
Coriander leaves : 1/4Cup 
Greenchilli : 3

Method : 

1. Clean the chicken and cut into medium sizes.

2. Dry roast all the ingriedients of first marination  and Keep aside. Add lemon juice and salt to it and marinate the chicken pieces in it for 30minutes. 

3. Grind all ingredients under second marination using a mixer and combine it with turmeric powder and curd. Pour it to the marinated chicken pieces and combine well. Cover the vessel with a cling film and transfer to the refrigerator.Marinate for another 2hours.

4. Boil the chicken pieces along with the masala in medium flame. No need to add water. When the chicken pieces are cooked and masala starts to coat on it, add ghee and roast the chicken pieces till they turn to golden brown in color. 

5. In another pan heat 1tbsp of ghee and golden fry the onion slices. Garnish the Peshwari chicken with this and serve hot.


  1. Hi Lena - These look soopperr delicious :)


  2. Love this recipe, Lena..Chicken peshwari looks very tempting!

  3. Such a inviting dish, very tempting and irresistible..

  4. Wow, it looks very spicy and fingerlicking good!

  5. I always love peshawari naan, I'm sure this chicken recipe should be great. Looks very tempting.

  6. kocheeeee ithevide onnu vilikunnu polumillalloooooo? chicken adipoliyattoooooo...vishanirikumbo thanne ithellam kananamallo....

  7. wow Leena looks mouthwaterig:) is a recipe for a Paneer Sweet which I had found from tarla dalal and bookmarked to try's the link

  8. love this prep..looks so delicious..yumm!!

  9. hey lena... chicken looks yummm...
    thanks for the commnts on mine..
    My son is 1 yr and 9 months now..
    hows the little one doing?
    and so glad to follow you..

  10. Awesome chicken u hv there ... Superb clicks as well..Thanks for dropping ur valuable comment Lena.. Glad to follow u..

    Wish to c u more in future lena..

  11. Peshwari chicken looks adipoli. veggi aaya enne enthanu tempt cheyikkunu.

  12. Mouthwatering chicken...have to try this

  13. wow...fascinating presentation Lena...very tempting clicks again..:D
    Tasty appetite

  14. Lena,thanks so much for following my blog,I am more than happy to follow yours back:) This peshawari chicken is to die for and is making my stomach grumble ;)I look forward to many more interesting recipes from you:)

  15. This looks very tempting,nice recipe dear,adipoli ayitundu,bookmarked.

  16. Njan ethu weekend undakunund ketto, i will give u the feedback, I am always in the look out for new chicken dishes..

  17. once i prapared this at home n my hubby liked this so much...itz bcz tht itz an easy chicken recipee as a time saver...loved this one lena...superb..

  18. Thanks for tryying my reecipe Reshmi